3..2..1 We have liftoff! Newsletter relaunch!

In this edition of the Write Line

  • Newsletter Relaunch
  • Craft Tip
  • Upcoming Workshops and Events
  • Editing Service Openings
  • Dear FreeX
  • Where are you writing?


Here at Free Expressions, we’ve been busy behind the scenes with editing brilliant works, creating new workshops and planning the upcoming relaunch of our Write Line newsletter, which will now come out twice a month. 

The first newsletter each month will focus on writing industry and craft, including tips and inspiration. The second will spotlight our clients and students’ successes, taking you along on their creative and professional journeys. Be sure to check your in-box so you don’t miss anything! 



A deeper internal struggle leads to a richer narrative pay-off. Heighten the inner conflict. Intensify the motivations and goals.



 We’ve got our workshop calendar set for next year, and we’re excited for what 2017 will bring! Here’s a quick peek:

Breakout Novel Intensive (BONI): Hood River, OR

We have just THIRTEEN seats left in our internationally acclaimed BONI Workshop, which starts March 20th, 2017. This workshop sells out every year, so if you’d like to be a part of it, don’t wait to register! We don’t want you to miss out!

Learn more and sign up here: http://free-expressions.com/breakout-novel

 Story Masters: Toronto, ON

The Story Masters are coming to Canada in 2017! Join Donald Maass, James Scott Bell, and Christopher Vogler for four intensive days of story instruction. This is your chance to see all three of these industry rock-stars in one place. Come join us!  

Get all the details and sign up here: http://free-expressions.com/story-masters

 Emotional Craft of Fiction: Houston, TX and Seattle, WA

Free Expressions is thrilled to offer a new three-day workshop with literary agent Donald Maass. His new book, THE EMOTIONAL CRAFT OF FICTION: HOW TO TELL THE STORY BENEATH THE SURFACE, comes out this December, and in 2017, we’ll offer just two opportunities to experience this groundbreaking material.

 Get more information and register here: http://free-expressions.com/emotionalcraft

 As with all Free Expressions’ workshops, these three will be a hands-on and intensive, so come prepared to work hard, be filled to the brim with useful information, and to connect with other writers in a supportive and challenging environment.



Free Expressions is booking editing clients for November 2016 through January 2017.

Our editing calendars are filling up fast, but we have openings, still, for select weeks in at the end of the year and beginning of next. Whether you’re looking for help in building a sound novel or want comprehensive feedback on a complete or partial MS, we’d love to work with you. We’ve helped hundreds of people achieve publishing—and sometimes bestselling—success. Let us help you put your best writing foot forward in the new year. 

Learn more about our editing services here: http://free-expressions.com/service-overview/



Have a writing industry or craft question? Send it to us and we’ll answer it next month, here in this space. 

 Send all your questions to: lorin@free-expressions.com



 Send us a picture of your writing space, and we’ll feature it here!

 This month’s pic represents Lorin’s usual view at work. 

Send your working space pictures to: lorin@free-expressions.com