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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Free LWA Virtual Write-ins!

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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!!

Starting April 24:

Sundays 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central European Standard Time - Hosted by Michele Garcia!

The plan is to do 4 x 25 min Pomodoro blocks with 5 min breaks in between.
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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

Colleen Coble

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"The workshop I went to last month was the best I've ever been to, bar none. And I've been to plenty. LOL Margie's workshop was so awesome, I've asked her to do an Early Bird at the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference. I'm going over my notes from what she taught before I start my… Read more "Colleen Coble"

Colleen Coble
CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers, bestselling author of Anathema and Abomination

Stacey Jackson: 14 Margie classes (LWA COURSES) in 7 months (incl. 2 pkts and 1 virtual immersion)

Wow. Just wow. I have witnessed the magic of Margie. There are so many classes offered through Lawson Writer's Academy, so many I plan to take, and so many to take again. It’d be crazy to go a month without one. Why? Because my writing has gone from ordinary to extraordinary, from forgettable to fantastic,… Read more "Stacey Jackson: 14 Margie classes (LWA COURSES) in 7 months (incl. 2 pkts and 1 virtual immersion)"

Stacey Jackson

Cheryl Wyatt

Cheryl Wyatt

"I LOVED Margie Lawson's class. WOW. WOW. WOW. Wish I would have discovered her sooner. Fabulous. My writing will soar to the next level. She's an incredible teacher and such a fun teacher. Great lady. I plan to take all her online courses. A friend who attended RWA National said that at the Steeple Hill… Read more "Cheryl Wyatt"

Cheryl Wyatt
Author of Inspirational Action Romance

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

Elizabeth Essex

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"I've attended one of Margie's all-day seminars, taken all her online classes; attended her workshops at RWA conferences, and flown to Colorado to attend her four-day Immersion class. Margie taught me to challenge and push myself to make the hard changes from the first page of a manuscript until the very last. Working with Margie,… Read more "Elizabeth Essex"

Elizabeth Essex
mulit-published author, 2012 RITA Finalist for her historical, The Danger of Desire

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