Meet Margie Lawson!

Hawaii Paradise Isle Margie on Rocks laughing

Editor and International Presenter

Full Day Workshops, Conferences, Retreats, Academies, Cruises, Immersion Classes!

Margie teaches writers how to use her psychologically-based editing systems and deep editing techniques to create page turners. She has presented over ninety full day master classes for writers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and on cruises in the Caribbean.

Writers credit her innovative deep editing approaches for their writing success: publication, awards, and bestseller lists.

Invite Margie!

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Chanticleer Author's Conference, 

2016 Oct. Austin RWA Full Group

Full Day Workshop for Austin RWA

Margie is available for full day and weekend master classes, conferences, workshops, retreats, cruises, and keynotes.

Take an Immersion Cruise with Margie!

2016 CW Group Pic FUN

Cruising Writers Cruise


I've taught on two 7-day cruises in the Caribbean and at a 7-day retreat at a chateau in southern France. Pure joy.

My next Cruising Writers cruise is December 2 - 9, 2018.

Enjoy Montego Bay, Jamaica - Georgetown, Grand Cayman - and Cozumel, Mexico. And on the 3 days at sea, you'll be immersed in my psychologically-based deep editing techniques and learn how to make your WIP a page-turner. 

Read more about the December cruise!

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                  Online Classes for March!

Never taken Margie's classes?

Don't know where to start?

Read my first three lecture packets in this order:

  1. Empowering Characters’ Emotions
  2. Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, and More
  3. Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist

Lecture packets are available 24/7.

Lecture Packets


Don't want to wait for the class? Lecture Packets consist of all the lectures for that course.

Immersion Master Classes

2017 March Tassie Imm on beach

Photo: Immersioners at Nine Mile Beach, Tasmania, March 16 - 20, 2017
Left to Right: Vicki Tharp, Sue Price, Lexi Greene, Melanie Milburne, Edwina Jagelman, Sandra Damevski, and Allison Mitchell.
Four are Multi-Immersion-Grads: Sandra Damevski (2), Vicki Tharp and Melanie Milburne (3), and Edwina Jagelman (4, plus 2 Cruising Writers cruises).

Come to an Immersion class and learn how to make your manuscript a page-turner!

In the last seven years, I've taught over 150 Immersion Master Classes. Enrollment in these 4 1/2 day intensives is limited to eight per class.

I've taught in Denver (many), Phoenix, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Lake Lanier (Georgia), Paulsbo (Washington), Dallas, Washington D.C., Nine Mile Beach (Tasmania), and Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane) among many others.

Upcoming Immersion classes in the U.S. will be in Cleveland (2), Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. I'm also teaching an Immersion in Calgary, Canada. PLUS -- I'll be back in Australia the last two weeks in October and the first week in November.

For details:


We're just finishing up an over-haul on the website. Things may have moved ... and may still be moving!

Check out the new "My Account" menu in the top menu underneath the airplane. You can access your purchased lecture packets and enter the classroom from there! If you don't see that button, click "sign in" and it will appear!

If you run into any trouble during this transition, contact Margie's Webmaster!

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