Margie Lawson

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Just-for-You Intensive Mentorship

So many classes, so many workshops, so many craft books, and you are still saying, “But I know this. I don’t need this. I Want MORE!”

Just For You might be just for you!

With limited enrollment, Just for You Mentorship weeds out the I’ve-done-this-before noise and focuses on you, your needs, and your writing. With personalized tips, tricks, lectures, guidelines, advice, no topic is off-limits.

Need to develop characters? Write a query? Give a final edit? Want to focus on weaving, cause, effect, MRUs, voice? Is your middle muddled or your ending falling flat? Do you power up the tension or pepper subtext, or do you just need to start right at the beginning?

Whether a beginner or well into your career, Just for You isn’t about pushing you through a set of pre-planned lectures and assignments. Just for You focuses on your story, your craft, your journey. Through a personalized class folder and ten pages of your choice, this class will give you

  • A space to work in one place
  • A need-building and goal-setting session for the direction you wish your course to take
  • Focused writing lectures based not only on your wants but the needs of your work
  • A chance to share not only your ten pages but your revisions as well
  • Constructive feedback that helps your work grow
  • General craft videos with group discussion and questions
  • A chance to meet with your teachers as many times as you would like
  • A chance to view, participate, ask questions

So don’t wait. Just For You, Mentorship is your chance to get in there and take a course that focuses on what you need and what you want.

Lesson plan

With individualized folders, feedback, and lectures, here are some of the whole-class lectures you can expect.

Week One:

  • Introductions
  • Work focus/write me a letter
  • Story focus
  • Starting strong
  • Death stakes
  • Emotional change
  • Submit first three pages

Week Two:

  • Submission response and personalized lectures
  • Subtext
  • One-on-one chat
  • Story structure
  • Weaving setting
  • First three-page revision, and next two pages submission

Week Three:

  • Next three-page submission
  • Personalized lectures and feedback
  • Lectures based on whole-class needs
  • Character arcs
  • Unmuddling muddled middles
  • Emotional connections
  • Antagonists and villains are not the same

Week Four:

  • Fictive dream
  • Using authors to learn
  • Planning for going forward
  • Last two-page submission form

Based on your needs, wants, and story, Mentorship gives you timely, relevant feedback.


Rhay Christou

Rhay Christou loves her dogs—Fredo and MoJoe—her teaching and writing. Making her home in a small village in Cyprus, when she is not wandering the National Park's trails, she uses her MFA in writing from Vermont College to share her knowledge and experience to cheerlead writers in creating their best stories. Since graduating, she has taught everything from creative writing to academic writing at the university level and writing workshops on the lovely island of Cyprus, in Greece and the USA.




A great teacher!

January 6, 2022

I worked with Rhay on a book within a revision mentorship capacity last year, and she gave me some wonderful tips that took my manuscript to another level. My book was tough in that I mixed genres—dysopian, thriller and mystery— and I had been grappling with finding the balance in pace and tone. Thankfully, Rhay is practical, patient, and hardworking, and she knows her stuff. She also guided voice. I learned so much that I will be joining in again as a refresher. Since then, I've published my book as an indie author, and it's received consistent 4 star reviews from readers on GoodReads and Amazon. So, yes, I highly recommend Rhay's mentorship!


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