Margie Lawson

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Expand Time, Intensify Power with Margie Lawson

Expand Time, Intensify Power

Expanding time is a brilliant tool that most writers don’t empower as much as they could. An expanded time passage that’s written well locks the reader in the POV character’s emotions. Writers can use those strong emotions to keep the reader immersed in the story from one high emotion scene to the next.

In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn:

  1. Three smart tips for how to kick off your expanded time passages
  2. What scene elements to include
  3. How to be strategic with style and structure
  4. Ticking Clock Style
  5. Accordion Style
  6. Big Bang Style
  7. Deep editing goodies to make them super-empowered strong

Expect something different in this webinar—and after.

We’ll dig deep and analyze expanded time passages from different genres, comparing the got-it-on-the-page Befores to the Deep Edited Afters. You’ll learn how these authors made their expand time passages carry big-time emotion.

Learning what elements to include and deep edit analyzing helps you learn how to expand time and add power. But wouldn’t it be great to have Margie’s help with your expanded time passages?

SMART OPTION:  You can schedule a one-on-one session with Margie to deep edit your expanded time passages. These private Zoom sessions are $50/hour. They’re scheduled at times that work for writers all over the world. Sign up here.

Note:  Everyone who registers for the webinar will receive a Zoom link to both times before the live webinar AND the recording link the Monday following the webinar. Feel free to attend one session or both.

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.

NOTE: all dates and times are in Margie Time (US Mountain Time)

Current times:


Thursday, June 17th

  • 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time 

Friday, June 18st  

  • 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time


Can’t make these times? Purchase a recording! Recordings will be available the Monday after the webinar finishes. You'll find the link to the recording and handouts in your account under downloads.

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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.

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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.

Note: the system only counts webinars purchased at the same time. If you purchase 5 in separate orders, email Margie's Webmaster and let her know which one you want for your free one and she'll add it to your account.

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Take. These. Webinars.

Rated 5 out of 5
February 19, 2021

Having gained so much from the final webinars of 2020 I lost no time in signing up for the first six of 2021. I just finished Where's Your Spotlight. Like Margie's and all the Academy classes, each Webinar is packed solid with information and inspiration. Whether you read exemplar excerpts from multi-genre authors, or share your own excerpt in one of the many interactive moments--you will gain more tools to empower and amp up your writing. I always look forward to the next webinar.

Webinar Series 1
Marie Antonia Parsons

These webinars are great!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 12, 2021

I look forward and enjoy the webinars every month! Great instruction on that month's topic and awesome interaction with others and Margie. If you're looking to freshen up your skills, learn a new skill, and/or connect with fellow writers, this is a great way to do it! You'll be inspired and challenged to go a little deeper with your writing. You'll be glad you joined!

Webinar Series 3
Jodi Artzberger

Writing Fresh amps up my writing!

Rated 5 out of 5
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!

Webinar Series 1
Marie Antonia Parsons

Friendly. Fabulous. Fun.

Rated 5 out of 5
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.

Webinar Series 7
Jay Hicks

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

Rated 5 out of 5
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.

Webinar Series 9
Cassandra Shaw

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