Tampa, FL
March 24 - MARCH 25, 2018
(Note date change from 3/31 - 4/1)
10 AM – 4:30 PM

Wellington or West palm beach, FL
May 5 – 6, 2018
10 AM – 4:30 PM

Houston, TX
July 14 – 15, 2018
10 AM – 4:30 PM

 
 

 
 

“Lorin Oberweger is a discerning expert on writers' craft and process.
She is your sage pathfinder to your story's potential.”

— Donald Maass, literary agent & author of
THE EMOTIONAL CRAFT OF FICTION

 
 

 

From premise to publication, the Story 360 workshop offers a hands-on course on the craft and business of writing.
Expect to be engaged, to dig into your work, and to come away with a toolbox of techniques that will
propel your writing to new heights. 

As with all Free Expressions workshops, expect challenging material aimed toward intermediate
to advanced (even well-published) writers.

 
 
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Why Story 360? 

As a traditionally published author, independent editor, writing instructor and now literary agent, Lorin has experienced publishing from all sides and has guided hundreds of clients and students to publishing—and even bestselling--success.  

This workshop is the culmination of her decades in the publishing industry and all the expertise she’s gained along the way. 

 
 

SEE WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY

  • Lorin has a deep understanding of what makes a story compelling. Every workshop, I'm struck by her ability to give me concrete tools for enriching and elevating my plot, characters, and overall writing. If you want to grow as a writer, these are the workshops for you!
    — Sarah Koehler, author of VALIANT
  • I’ve taken several workshops taught by Lorin, and each time I’ve come away with major insights regarding my work in progress. Lorin has a way of making me dig deep to find the emotional strength of my story. I’m a better writer because of her.
    — Melody Maysonet, author of A WORK OF ART
  • Lorin can help you improve whatever story you’re working on now but also give you the skills to make future stories better. I’m grateful for all of her help and would highly recommend her to everyone.
    — Luisa Prieto
  • Lorin has propelled my writing to a new level. She teaches with compassion and a deep well of knowledge. I can't wait for her seminars!
    — Susan Banghart
  • Lorin's years of editorial experience and natural intuition combine to give her this uncanny knack for finding the emotional truth in your piece. She helps you define it, refine it, and weave it through your entire manuscript so that your characters are root-for-able and their conflicts are compelling. Lorin makes you a better writer and maybe even a better person. Not only wouldn't I be published without her counsel, I also wouldn't be able to navigate my life as an author without her steady guidance.
    — Stacie Ramey, author of THE SISTER PACT, THE HOMECOMING, and THE SECRETS WE BURY
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 Lorin's classes are a 15! I can never get enough of them!
    — Susan Verini
  • I’ve taken two incredibly helpful workshops from Lorin, one on emotion and the other on character depth. Both have shaped me as a writer. And last year she gave me a personal critique. If it wasn’t for the insight of this amazing woman I never would’ve found a major plot hole in my novel. She has true eagle eyes. Do yourself a favor and take her class immediately.
    — Nicole Cabrera

 

SCHEDULE/TOPICS:

Saturday:

  • The SWAG System: Creating a rich, dynamic premise
  • Flat-out Fabulous First Pages
  • Character Building: Tips and tools
  • Scenes and Deep Scenes: Understanding the building blocks of fiction
  • Like I Care: Five elements that create unforgettable fiction
  • Deep Point of View: The key to reader investment
  • Rich world-building in any genre
  • Q & A


Sunday:

  • Holding the River: Revving up your story’s pace
  • Turning Up the Heat: Techniques for creating tension on the page  
  • Wounds and Desires: Your inner life and your protagonist’s emotional journey
  • (Un)Stuck in the Middle: Battling the sagging second act
  • The Emotional Query
  • Publishing, Platform, and Promotion: Do I need a million Twitter followers?
  • Q & A
 

REGISTRATION

Sign up for one day or both.

EARLY BIRD (cut-off dates below):  Saturday: $139   Sunday: $139   Both Days: $249
Price increases by $30 for each separate day or $50/for both.

Registration includes coffee/tea/water, lunch each day, workshop materials and more! 

 

PAYMENT

TAMPA, FL
March 24 - 25, 2018

Kaizen Collaborative
5215 W Laurel Street, Suite 110
Tampa, FL 33607
Website

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Quantity:
Add to Cart - Weekend: $249
Quantity:
Add to Cart - Saturday: $139
Quantity:
Add to Cart - Sunday: $139

IMPORTANT: Prices will increase February 28th to $169 per day and $299 for both days. 


WELLINGTON, FL
May 5-6, 2018

LOCATION TBD

Quantity:
Add to Cart - Weekend: $249
Quantity:
Add to Cart - Saturday: $139
Quantity:
Add to Cart - Sunday: $139

IMPORTANT: Prices will increase April 30th to $169 per day and $299 for both days. 


HOUSTON, TX
July 14-15, 2018

LOCATION
eConsortium Offices
2401 Fountain View Dr., Suite 920
Houston, TX 77057

 
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Quantity:
Add to Cart - Weekend: $249
Quantity:
Add to Cart - Saturday: $139
Quantity:
Add to Cart - Sunday: $139

IMPORTANT: Prices will increase June 30th to $169 per day and $299 for both days.