Lorin Oberweger

lorin oberwegerLorin Oberweger is a highly sought-after independent book editor and ghostwriter with more than 25 years of publishing experience. Her company, Free Expressions, offers writing workshops and story development masterminds. An award-winning author, Lorin has eight published books, including Boomerang, Rebound, and Bounce, which she co-wrote as Noelle August. Her latest release is Thank You for Coming To My Ted Talk, written with TED director, Chris Anderson. free-expressions.com/about-lorin

Maximizing Your Premise for Story Success (and Making Sure Your Protagonist Is the Right Person for The Job)

Often writers begin with what they think is a great character or a great story idea, only to fizzle out a few chapters into the work. Why? Because a strong, sustainable narrative relies on several factors: an interesting story world; a complex character with complex relationships; goals that escalate and put the protagonist through interesting and unexpected paces; and stakes that operate on both the personal and public level. In this generative workshop, we'll explore the essential elements to a strong story concept and dynamic main character, which will give you plenty to work with, help you avoid—or defeat—the saggy middle, and ultimately ensure you deliver a rewarding and memorable experience to your reader.