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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LWa Virtual Write Ins

Free LWA Virtual Write-ins!

Wednesdays at 5:30PM Mountain Time - Hosted by Jennifer Windrow!

We'll do 15 minute sprints for one hour, but if we decide to go longer while we are writing we are open for that too! Edit. Write. Highlight. Do whatever you want as long as it is writing related!!

Check out the free LWA Virtual Write-in Classroom to meet and mingle with other LWA students whenever you like.
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Lawson Writer's Academy - Online Classes

Lawson Writer's Academy offers online courses for writers of all genres and skill levels.
Click here to learn more about how our classes work.
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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

Marie-Claude Bourque

Marie-Claude Bourque

"I bought Margie's DEEP EDITING Lecture Packet when I was 1/3 into editing ANCIENT WHISPERS. After I used her EDITS System and did some Deep Editing, my critique partners couldn't believe the changes in my writing. I have to say that my entire manuscript was Deep Edited before I entered the American Title Contest. ANCIENT… Read more "Marie-Claude Bourque"

Marie-Claude Bourque
American Title V WINNER, Ancient Whispers

Lisa Tuttle

"I was taking Empowering Characters' Emotions when a writing contest deadline approached. Figuring a contest was a good way to see if the ECE techniques really worked, I pulled out an older book that had been thoroughly rejected by editors, agents, and contest judges. I invested a few hours into highlighting, analyzing, and rewriting the… Read more "Lisa Tuttle"

Lisa Tuttle
finalist in the 2009 Genesis Contest for unpublished writers

Fabulous one on one sessions

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Working one on one with Margie was AMAZING! We worked through several chapters together, and I was bowled over, knocked sideways, ecstatic, and any number of other clichés. I loved her edits and I learned so much. I’m starting to see what I can cut, what I should keep, and as always what I can… Read more "Fabulous one on one sessions"

Becky Rawnsley

Nicola Marsh

Nicola Marsh

"Once again a heartfelt thank you for your brilliant course. I'm singing your praises (cliché alert!) to every writer I know 🙂 Your 'Deep Editing' course gave me the opportunity to take my writing to the next level. Enlightening. Informative. Brilliant. Can't recommend it highly enough."

Nicola Marsh
author of sassy, sexy romance for Harlequin Romance and Presents.

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? Then, this week I just got it back again from a different freelance editor and the first thing she said was, 'I'm glad to see… Read more "Sandi"

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