Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

Virtual Immersion Master Classes!

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COVID Update: Immersion Master Classes are going virtual. Yep, virtual. Lots of changes due to COVID. These Virtual Immersions are limited to six writers. They’ll be two days long with two big topics. And one on one deep editing with Margie too. 

Two days. Two big topics. Six writers. Seven or eight if it's a group of friends, and she'll do one-on-ones with two of them the day after Immersion is over.

Margie Lawson's Immersion Master Classes will help you transform your manuscript into a page-turner!

In the last eleven years Margie has taught over 140 Immersion Master Classes.

Participants analyze and apply Deep Editing strategies to their scenes in layers, with hands-on direction and Deep Editing critique from Margie.

No travel. No airfare. Just two days with you, your manuscript, a small group of committed authors, and Margie!

Daily Schedule

Mornings: Margie Teaches Class

Afternoons: One on one deep editing with Margie with group time between editing sessions.


  1. Empowering Characters’ Emotions
  2. Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, and More
  3. Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist


Attending a full day master class does not meet the prerequisites.

You must take the on-line courses or complete the lecture packets.

Available Sessions:

Just click on the session you want to sign up!


  • SS = Saturday/Sunday
  • TW = Tuesday/Wednesday

Want more?

Want to have a virtual immersion with just your writing friends and critique buddies?

Want to attend or set up an Advanced Virtual Immersion?


Be the best you can be

5.0 rating
September 17, 2020

If you want to put the 'wow' factor, or the OMG in your novels, this is the place to learn how. Margie's classes take you from decent to excellent with her EDITS system, Visceral Response, Body Language, and Dialogue tags. Amazing how simple changes that aren't always easily seen can take you from plain to outstanding. Thank you Margie for teaching me how to be that writer I knew I could be but didn't know how to get there.

Barbara Mealer

What can I say, other than INCREDIBLE!!!

5.0 rating
September 17, 2020

I am an Immersion Grad. I've been waiting what feels like a lifetime to say those words. Margie's classes are top of the line when it comes to craft and understanding writing on a psychological level. What immersion does is reinforce those ideas and principles and give you secret little tips and tricks on how to implement them in your everyday writing. Of course, getting some one on one time with the master is the real highlight. Margie is thorough and analytical, without hindering voice or trying to rewrite your words. Her ideas are forthright, and sometimes abstract, but always make your work more powerful. I cannot recommend doing an Immersion Master Class enough.

Erin Parisien


5.0 rating
September 16, 2020

Wow. Just wow. I have witnessed the magic of Margie. There are so many classes offered, 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, from kindergarten to college, just like that, in seven short months, including a virtual immersion class.
My critique partners are top of the heap Margie grads, grads who GET IT, grads who push me.
-Stacey Jackson, Athens, GA

Stacey Jackson

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