Since 1995, Free Expressions Seminars and Literary Services hasoperated on a very simple premise: we believe in writers and in thevitality of the written word. We also believe in the possibility ofgreat artistic and commercial success for those writers willing to digin, work hard, and create great stories.

That belief led us to create internationally acclaimed writingworkshops with literary agent Donald Maass and others, as well as a hostof editorial services designed to support, empower, and launchsuccessful writing careers.

As authors, editors, and book lovers ourselves, we've helped goodwriters become great writers. We’ve helped unpublished writers becomepublished writers. And we’ve helped midlist authors revitalize theircareers.

Our students and clients will tell you that our passions run prettydeep and that when we say “full service,” we mean it. If we can help yousucceed at something you love, we’ll find a way to do it. Becausethat’s not only what we’re good at—it’s what we love, too.

Thanks for visiting our site. Have a look around, and know that we take your dreams and ambitions as seriously as you do.


"I highly recommend Lorin's services to anyone who wants to take his or her writing to a new level. Lorin's expert advice and editorial comments pushed my manuscript from good to sellable. The result? A two-book deal at auction to Scholastic!" -- Donna Cooner, author of SKINNY


"Don Maass's Breakout Novel Intensive was a life-changer. In one week, I learned more than I ever had in the two years it took to earn my MFA, and at a fraction of the cost. I plan to return again and again to these workshops. Thank you to the entire Free Expressions team for the best writing week ever." -- Julia Greco


"When I signed up for a one-on-one weekend with Lorin, I had no idea she offered so much more than manuscript revision. She knew my story, my characters, and the heart of my story with such clarity and depth. With Lorin's intellect, love of story, and professional integrity, run don't walk to sign up." -- Jo Cooper