Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

Meet Margie Lawson!

Editor and International Presenter - Changing your Writing World

Margie Lawson left a career in psychology to focus on her true passion—helping writers make their stories, characters, and words strong. Tired of the same old writing rules and tools? Try something new.

Using a psychologically based, deep-editing approach, Margie teaches writers how to bring emotion to the page. Emotion equals power. And power not only grabs readers, it holds onto them until the end. Many Margie grads have gone on to win awards, find agents, sign with publishers, and hit bestseller lists.

As an international presenter, Margie has taught over 150 full day master classes in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and France, as well as multi-day intensives on cruise ships in the Caribbean. Pre-COVID, she taught 5-day Immersion Master Classes across the U.S. and Canada and in seven cities in Australia too.

COVID Update: Immersion Master Classes are now virtual, taught through Zoom. Virtual Immersion classes are limited to six writers. They're two days long with two big topics--and as always, writers get one on one deep editing with Margie.

She also founded Lawson Writer's Academy, where you’ll find over 30 instructors teaching online courses through her website. To learn more, sign up for Margie’s newsletter.

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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.

Immersion Master Classes

Margie Lawson's Immersion Master Classes will help you transform your manuscript into a page-turner!

In the last eight years I've taught over 140 Immersion Master Classes.

Enrollment is limited to seven or eight per class.

Some classes are held in my home west of Denver, Colorado. But I also teach Immersion classes in other cities. And countries.

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

Margaret Crowley

"I booked Margie to give her Empowering Characters' Emotions Workshop for Central Ohio Fiction Writers. Because her techniques apply to all genres, it was easy to attract writers from outside… Read more "Margaret Crowley"

Margaret Crowley
COFW, RWA - Workshop Coordinator

Sandi

"When I first sent my manuscript to a freelance editor, she said: "This novel has no emotion. You need to take Margie Lawson's class." So I took your class, right?… Read more "Sandi"

Sandi

Salvatore "Sam" Falco

"After I took Margie Lawson's Master Class at a conference two years ago, the quality of my writing improved by an order of magnitude. Margie's trademark EDITS system is the… Read more "Salvatore "Sam" Falco"

Salvatore "Sam" Falco
Florida Writers Association

Jagi Lamplighter Wright

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"Normally, writing books and such are useless to me. They are too dry in their approach and do not present the information in a way I find usable. Only Donald… Read more "Jagi Lamplighter Wright"

Jagi Lamplighter Wright
author of Prospero Lost

Laura Drake

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"When I took my first Margie Lawson class, the paradigm shift I experienced was more like an earthquake -- I saw everything differently. I took more of her classes. I… Read more "Laura Drake"

Laura Drake
newly contracted author

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