Deep Scene: Critiques

June 25th, 2021 - July 26th, 2021

with Lorin Oberweger

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Participants in Lorin Oberweger's Deep Scene class may also sign up for a critique from Lorin. Writers have two options for critiques:

1. Submit the first 3000 words of your novel. 

2. Submit up to 3000 words of your novel from anywhere in your manuscript. If you do this, also share a couple of paragraphs to give us context for your story. These paragraphs should summarize what has happened in the book before the sample pages you're sharing. 

Lorin will critique your work, focusing on elements of scene, along with other comments.

Participants in this group may also elect to exchange peer critiques. 

Please register separately for Lorin's Deep Scene class to take advantage of this critique option. Register at:


Who this workshop is for: This critique opportunity is for novelists, from MG through Adult fiction.

Focus: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

Group size: 10 writers

Submissions: Participants will submit 3,000 words of material for this event.


Members: $75; Non-members: $75

About Lorin Oberweger

Lorin Oberweger is a highly sought-after independent book editor and ghostwriter with almost twenty-five years experience in publishing. Her company, Free Expressions, offers intensive, deep craft workshops nationwide. She’s also known for her one-on-one story mastermind session for writers of all genres of fiction and creative nonfiction.

Lorin’s students and clients have millions of books in print and have been published by HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Disney, and many other presses. They have also gained representation with some of the industry’s leading literary agents.

An award-winning author, Lorin has co-written and ghostwritten eight books, several for New York Times bestselling authors of fiction and nonfiction. Her work, commissioned by major publishers, has received glowing notices from the New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, and others.

With bestselling author Veronica Rossi, Lorin is the author of the New Adult books, BOOMERANG, REBOUND, and BOUNCE, published by Harper/William Morrow under the pen name Noelle August. The novels were praised by Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, among others, and BOOMERANG was chosen as a “new and notable” selection for Target Stores across the US. She is represented by Tracey Adams at Adams Literary.

Learn more about Lorin's work at