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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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

Randy Ingermanson, Ph. D.

Randy Ingermanson

Writing Fiction for Dummies"In the twenty years I've been writing fiction, two teachers have astounded me with their insights and taught me something radically new: Dwight Swain and Margie Lawson. Margie has made an enormous splash among novelists with her Deep Editing class and her Empowering Character… Read more "Randy Ingermanson, Ph. D."

Randy Ingermanson, Ph. D.
award-winning fiction author, and author of WRITING FICTION FOR DUMMIES

Carol Ann Erhardt

Carol Ann Erhardt

"Before taking Margie's workshop, my writing was ho-hum. Margie showed me how to ratchet up the suspense and breathe life into my characters. Since taking the workshop, I finaled for an Eppie award, and I'm getting five star reviews!"

Carol Ann Erhardt
Foxfire, The Wild Rose Press

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.

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 our chapter. I got such an overwhelming response, I had to book a bigger classroom. Margie still managed to connect with each student, making sure… Read more "Margaret Crowley"

Margaret Crowley
COFW, RWA - Workshop Coordinator

C. Taylor

"I just attended your workshop in Toronto on Saturday and I wanted to let you know that I was so thrilled to learn as much as I did! I immediately came home and worked on highlighting two books: One that I really enjoyed and the other I really didn't. I was amazed. The one I… Read more "C. Taylor"

C. Taylor
TRW Toronto

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