Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

Lawson Writer's Academy: Your Smart Track for Writing Success!

Welcome to Lawson Writer’s Academy Teachers' Blog! I'm so excited about the brilliant and caring teachers we have at LWA. Some are college professors. Some have Master of Fine Arts degrees. And some are authors with super-impressive track records for empowering writers and their writing craft.

We've been hard at work pulling these talented instructors together into one big-time, boost-your-writing-world place.

LWA provides the educational and inspirational fuel to rocket-power your writing career. 

Our students range from first time writers to NYT Bestselling authors. All levels of writers—all working to make their plotting and writing and marketing stellar.

We’ll wow you with the stretch-your-imagination line-up of classes. They cover magic to mystery, research to romance, as well as historical, middle grade, memoirs, young adult, fantasy, thrillers, humor, conspiracies, sci-fi, steampunk, screenwriting and more.

I told you we’d wow you.

Plus, we help authors strafe their stress, demolish their demons, meet specific needs they often face:

  • prevent marketing migraines
  • rock interviews with agents
  • become an author entrepreneur
  • master indie-publishing
  • dance through dirty first drafts
  • dig deep into deep editing

Whether you're struggling with a sagging plot structure or less than 3D characters, we’ll help you build confidence and conquer these challenges.

Follow this blog. Our teachers will take turns sharing info you need. Supporting your writing craft and your writing heart.

Thanks for being here. You all keep me going.

Big Lovey Hugs………………..Margie

Margie's Bio:

Margie Lawson

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.



Deep Editing Guide to Make Your Openings Pop
This class is about openings. All your openings, not just the first opening in your book. The opening of your first chapter needs to carry powerful …
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Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices and More
DEEP EDITING is for the writer who wants to psychologically impact the unconscious of the reader. For the writer who wants to learn fresh editing techniques. For the …
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Defeat Self-Defeating Behaviors
Allow Writing Productivity and Creativity to Soar Need to gain control of your writing life? The time is now. The change is you. BONUS! BONUS! …
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Digging Deep into the EDITS System
Prerequisites: Empowering Characters’ EmotionsDeep Editing:  The EDITS System, Rhetorical Devices, and More To meet the prerequisites, ECE and Deep Editing may have been taken as …
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Empowering Characters' Emotions
Want to add a psychological punch to your writing and editing? Want to learn how to capture the full range of body language on the page? Want …
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Fab 30: Advanced Deep Editing, A Master Class
Three Prerequisites, Online Courses or Lecture Packets: Empowering Characters' EmotionsDeep Editing: The EDITS System, Rhetorical Devices, and MoreWriting Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist Fab …
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New Class! Make your endings pop with Margie Lawson
Don't settle for nice! Don't settle for anything less than Wow!
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Not Your Mama's Character Descriptions with Margie Lawson
This power-packed class provides writers with hands-on tools for making character descriptions fresh and deep and powerful. We’ll cover: What to avoidWhat’s smart to includeUsing Deep Editing …
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Powering Up Body Language in Real Life
Projecting a Professional Persona When Pitching and Presenting When you think about pitching or presenting, does your anxiety spike?  Do you have a gut-grabbing, heart-ratcheting, vision-clouding …
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Visceral Rules Beyond Hammering Hearts
This class is all about adding emotion to your scenes. If you have a scene that carries a strong emotional stimulus, you usually need to give …
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Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Learn how to write body language and dialogue cues from a kinesics specialist.  Writers will learn how to write fresh: Body Language Basics:  facial messages, lips, …
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