F-r-e-e Writing Workshop Comes to the San Francisco Writer’s Conference

POSTED ON Jan 30, 2017

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Years ago I wrote an article for my blog titled, “How Freewriting Saved My Life.”

Does that sound over the top? I assure you it wasn’t.

I had suffered through many years of being—as my free-writing teacher put it—a “crushed creative.”

There were many things I wanted to write, but I felt cut off from my own imagination, from the creative flow.

It was incredibly frustrating and dispiriting. Years went by, and I was unable to break through whatever it was that was holding me back.

I even wrote a book during this period, and a lot of “corporate communications,” but there wasn’t much of a spark.

It wasn’t until I came across a workshop in this strange practice called free-writing (or freewriting, or f-r-e-e writing) that I finally had the breakthrough I had longed for.

I wrote about this in the early days of my blog, because it was the only way to explain how, as a new blogger (and not the youngest chicken in the coop) I could write and publish 5 articles a week, month after month. How? Free-writing.

What is free-writing? Why should you care? Here’s what my friend and colleague Orna Ross has to say, and she’s someone who has taught this practice for many years:

“F-r-e-e-writing is magic unleashed! F-r-e-e-writing—raw, fast, exact and easy–will enable you to write better and faster than you ever thought possible, and bring you greater health, wealth and happiness.

“F-r-e-e-writing reconnects you with your words and your life. You will deepen and expand your creative capacities, and have a sense of meaning, purpose and passion.”

The problem for many years has been that there aren’t a lot of places to learn free-writing.

Now, for the first time ever, you can learn free-writing in person with Orna and me.


Orna Ross, an Irish indie author, wants everyone to use the creative process for work, relationships, and money as well as books. She writes and publishes novels, poetry and the Go Creative! books and blog. Orna is Founder-Director of the global non-profit association for self-publishers, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Since 2013, she has been named “one of 100 most influential people in publishing” by The Bookseller,

Joel Friedlander

Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer

Join two leaders in the digital writing and publishing world for a day of life-changing insights and creative breakthroughs through a transformative engagement with your writing.

In this all-day workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • Write f-r-e-e, making your writing more expressive, creative, and alive with telling details
  • Reconnect with the joy, romance, and pleasure of writing your way
  • Free yourself from inner and outer critics
  • Enhance all your creative capacities, including making more money and creating the best publishing options for your book

The workshop is part of this year’s San Francisco Writer’s Conference, and will be offered one time only on Monday, February 20, 2017 in San Francisco at the Mark Hopkins hotel.

Although a full day workshop of this caliber would normally cost $300-500, through a special arrangement with the conference, we are able to offer you this potentially life-changing training for only $159.

To find out more and register (these workshops do fill up) see the registration page here (the workshop is #8 on the list, so scroll down):
F-R-E-E-WRITING: Your Key to Banishing Blocks and Writing What You Were Born To Write

I look forward to seeing you there.

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