Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

Margie Lawson editing on a cruise


Check out Margie’s Dig Deep Webinar Series!

Next Event:

Writing Fresh: Smiles and Frowns and Smirks, Oh My!

Need more emotion in your scenes?

Facial expressions are one way to add emotion. They share subtext. And you almost can’t have too much subtext.

Those psychological messages lock your readers in your POV character’s emotional set.

Overused expressions don’t carry as much power. We’ve all read them too many times.

Write fresh facial expressions, and your writing will carry emotion that boosts you toward bestseller lists.

Attend this webinar and you’ll learn how to:

  1. Theme to their world.
  2. Amplify, amplify, amplify.
  3. Use Hyphenated-Run-Ons.
  4. Treat the reader to Humor Hits.
  5. Create Flicker Face expressions.
  6. Use a range of Rhetorical Devices.
  7. Make all your sentences cadence driven.
  8. Contrast what you expected with what you get.
  9. Share how the expression impacts the POV character.
  10. Use a facial expression as a stimulus for a visceral response.

Click in 30 minutes early and we'll cyber-mingle!

Choose from two times to interact live with Margie, or purchase the recording. Everyone who attends the live class will also receive the recording.

Stay 30 minutes after the webinar for questions and answers and cyber mingle some more.


Thursday, November 19th

  • 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
  • 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time 
  • 1:00 p.m. Central Time
  • 2:00p.m. Eastern Time
  • 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in London

Friday, November 20th  

  • 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time
  • 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Melbourne, Australia


Can’t make these times? Purchase a recording! Recordings will be available shortly after the webinar finishes.

Click below to sign up:

Important Information:

You'll receive an email with a link to the event the day before your event. If you order the recording, you'll receive the link to download the recording as soon as it is available.


Attend any five Margie webinars and get the sixth one free.

Or do a combo of five webinars and recordings and get the sixth one free.

About Margie Lawson:

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.

Upcoming Webinars:

  • November 19th and 20th:  Writing Fresh: Smiles and Frowns and Smirks, Oh My!
  • December 10th and 11th: The Page-Turning Power of Cadence

Previous Webinars:

  • Dig for the Truth
  • Finessing Back Story
  • What's The Visual
  • The Power of Power Words and Backloading

Register here:

Recordings of Previous:


Writing Fresh amps up my writing!

5.0 rating
November 23, 2020

I "discovered" Margie's academy this past September. I took two classes with her and other teachers. I signed up for her October Webinar: Power Words. The material supplemented the writing skills I gained from the classes, boosted and complemented my improved writing instincts, and generally amped up my writing. I signed up for Margie's November webinar just passed: Writing Fresh. Just when I thought how could I learn more--I did. Margie demonstrates her teaching points by presenting many examples from published and soon-to-be-published authors. In her very-interactive webinars she also invites participations from the attendees, further encouraging and ensuring we understand and can apply those teaching points.
I heartily recommend these webinars. I am signed on for the December webinar and am anticipating future webinars!

Marie Antonia Parsons

Friendly. Fabulous. Fun.

5.0 rating
October 16, 2020

Like Cassandra, I've taken the first three courses and have also committed to the rest of this spectacular series. It's like sharing Margie's mountain cabin with a bunch of warm friends. I do love this format. COVID has been kicked to the corner.

Jay Hicks

After taking the 1st one - I've signed up for them all!

5.0 rating
October 6, 2020

So far I've taken Dig for the Truth, Finessing Back Story, and What's the Visual - and I couldn't be more impressed with the information given and how it's presented. These 3 courses were so good I singed up for the rest as I know the information given will guide me to write with more impact. And in writing--impact sells books.

Cassandra Shaw

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