The Free-Write Fling can help you write what you want consistently.
February 1 – 28, 2017
Do you want to write but always blow it off? I know the feeling. It’s like carrying a heavy bag of your gifts on your back, all tied up and weighing you down.
That feeling of stuffing down, stifling and holding back your voice and your words is not okay with me. I’m Cynthia Morris, and I’ve been coaching writers to get their words out of their heads and into the world since 1996.
Get in the writing flow quickly
There’s one method that I swear by for any kind of writer, for any kind of writing. Designed to get you flowing quickly, it helps you overcome those inner critic voices that tell you to stop.
It’s a sure cure for writer’s block and let me tell you, once you learn this process, you’ll never feel burdened by your writing dreams again. It’s called free-writing, and in a facilitated, safe environment, this method can change not only your writing, but your life, for the better.
I’ve been teaching this method in my online writing class, the Free-Write Fling, since 2007. Hundreds of people have gone from wannabe writer to published writers, getting books, blogs, essays and articles out of their heads and onto the page. Oh sweet relief!
The next session of the Free-Write Fling will help you become the writer you know you are. We meet February 1 – 28, 2017.
Small bits of time lead to a regular habit
I know you want to write consistently. You crave the zest you get from that expressing yourself.
But you don’t write. You consistently blow off your big dream – to be a writer – for the sake of easy stuff. Laundry. Social media. The usual. The impact of that is deadening. You lose trust in yourself. Your inner critic gets food for abuse – and you don’t deserve that.
It’s time to take your dream and make it real. Make writing a fun, daily habit. Here’s how we’ll write together:
We keep things simple and dedicate a mere 15 minutes per day to writing. That may not seem like a lot, but trust me, it adds up. Every one of my coaching clients starts with this small time investment and quickly builds to longer sessions.
Discover your best writing times
On your own time, whenever it’s convenient, you will write daily. Flingers come into the private online classroom to get their prompts and return to connect with other writers. This social accountability makes a huge difference, and getting coaching from me makes the writing process fun and easy.
You can use the free-writing method immediately for a book, your blog, articles or other writing projects you’ve avoided or dreaded. Right away you can turn your writing into something that feels great and easy.
You’ll begin to crave and love your writing time. You’ll connect with your voice, have fun and finally develop a writing practice that works for you, your schedule and your writing goals.
Not sure if this is for you? Read stories of people just like you who have become wildly happy with their writing from taking the Free-Write Fling.
Free-writing works for all kinds of writing
After the month is finished, you’ll be hooked and won’t dread writing ever again. What’s that worth to you? You’ve probably taken other writing classes that cost a lot of money but don’t leave you with a lasting writing practice.
One thing people always ask: How is free-writing different than journaling? They are similar in that they both can provide a flow state with your words. Journaling is usually for your personal, private writing.
Free-writing can be used for ANY type of writing, personal or professional. When you use specific prompts, they guide you to get your ideas out on a specific topic. This helps you stay focused so you can get out drafts of blogs, essays and even your books.
Gain joy and ease in other areas of life, too
Finally, you’ve found the writing class that will help you establish a meaningful connection to your writing goals and offers a way to write that works for you. What’s this worth? It’s impossible to put a price on the kind of personal power we feel when we are on track with our writing.
Students in this class report a joy and freedom they’ve never accessed. Usually around day five, the lid is blown off the writing treasure chest and people are beyond thrilled to find their voice and writing stride.
Your investment in your writing joy is only $97. Payoffs from establishing a writing practice that works for you: Priceless.
If you want to write and have been held back by fears, lack of time and other excuses, join us. I want you to have the kind of experience people from all walks of life, all kinds of writing and from all across the globe get from this online class.
The cost is only $97 and it’s one of the best investments you can make in your writing life.
Facilitated accountability, support and more
Though the structure of the Free-Write Fling is simple, the support and impact are game-changers. Here’s what you get:
- Coaching from Cynthia in the Fling Zone – a certified coach and published author.
- Accountability to do what you want – write every day. It’s AMAZING how much this social accountability helps writers to show up and enjoy their writing.
- Daily prompts to keep you juiced up, inspired, and on track. Students ADORE these prompts – simple, provocative and malleable to their writing needs no matter what they are writing.
- Our Monday Q&A sessions in the Fling Zone will help you stay on track and get support from a certified coach and author who has firsthand experience both writing consistently and helping others write.
- Daily Writual Blessings to help you feel permission to write your truth. Finally, a way to LOVE writing.
- Two video conference calls with Cynthia. The one-hour calls will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Calls: Thursday, February 2nd at noon MST, 1:00 Central, 2:00 EST 7:00 pm UK, 8:00 France; & Thursday February 23rd noon MST, 1:00 Central, 2:00 EST 7:00 pm UK, 8:00 France
- Private online Fling Zone with writing prompts, visual prompts and Writual Blessings. In our private writing haven, you can connect with other writers or not, depending on your needs. This is NOT a private Facebook group with all kinds of clutter, ads and distractions. It’s a safe, focused place to get your writing groove on.
- Instructions on how to develop your own prompt list, pointers on when to squeeze in your daily 15 minutes, and instructions on the free-writing method from a seasoned pro.
- Interaction as desired with fellow flingers – your new writing buddies are in the Fling Zone!
- So much more…this is a transformative class that goes beyond writing.
“Yesterday I wrote for 40 minutes. Taking this course allowed me to really prioritize writing. It’s not a possibility that gets pushed to the wayside. It’s a must-do every day.
I see what it feels like when I do this every day and it renews my ‘addiction’ to it. And the more I do it, the more I turn to it. Doing this for a small or larger period of time every day is a very wise use of my time.” — Aimee Cartier
“The Free-write Fling has been amazing. I write every day. I have finally gotten my thoughts down on paper where I can see them and edit ideas as I think about them. I’m not “losing” things because they are right here in my journal. My thoughts are organized now too. Thank you!!!!!” — Barbara Talbott
The best thing about this is the cost: for this kind of accountability, support and results, you’d expect to pay hundreds of dollars, right? The coaching alone costs $300.
But no. All of this – a month of writing in community, guided by a veteran writer’s coach – only $97. And once you’ve done the FWF, every class after that is offered at the repeater rate.
We fling our words onto the page with joy and abandon from February 1st – 28th, 2017.
“My commitment to writing daily has shifted the way my brain thinks about writing. I was stuck looking for ideas about what to write on my blog, or what to write to polish and submit to ezines.Now, the ideas are starting to just pop in without having to go pounding on the door to get at them. That is a HUGE shift for me. Thanks for the daily inspiration!” — Carmen Taggart
The Free-write Fling is not:
- instruction in the craft of writing, though I will respond to questions about writing in the Fling Zone.
- journaling or morning pages.
- feedback, critique, or ‘workshopping’ your writing.
- a death march to the finish line.
Earn a chance at a free month of coaching
If you complete the month-long free-writing fling (every single day, 15 minutes per day!) you will be entered into a drawing for two one-one coaching sessions with Cynthia.
Everyone who completes every day in the month receives a copy of Cynthia’s e-book Cross the Finish Line! Five Steps to Overcome the Hurdles to Completion.
“FWF has taught me that I can write, any time, under any conditions. Any excuse that I may use to the contrary is just that … an excuse, not the truth.
Now I write five days a week and only if I really want to on the other days (and I often really want to).” — Karen Bayly
You’ve never had this kind of writing freedom
We do not critique or provide feedback on your writing in the Free-Write Fling. We leave that for writing workshops that focus on developing your skills in writing. In this workshop, we focus on creating the safe space we all need to dare to write our stories. You’ll love the freedom this gives you.
The Free-Write Fling is an amazing opportunity to get the support of a trained professional surrounded by a tribe of enthusiastic writers. You will love it.
Give yourself the gift of a month to explore your writing and discover what’s inside you, waiting to come out.
“Cynthia, thanks for your wonderful, supportive replies to our comments during the FWF. Your reply about respecting our process meant a lot to me.
I’m finally accepting and understanding what works for me!” — Carolyn Barnabo
“I am sad to be nearing the end of the FWF. I’ve learned so much. This experience is launching me more into writing than I had ever expected.
I’m in the writing groove, and I don’t want to stop. I’m really looking forward to what comes of this, and more FWF next time!” — Jeanne Christensen
“This may have been the best yet! Your images are so incredible, Cynthia, such a treasure trove. Totally unexpected and new perspective for my writing experience. Much fun, surprising flow of ideas!
I wrote all 31 days, effortlessly, and well over the fifteen minutes. This Fling gave me structure, further inroads into fiction, etc. The Free Write Fling was a great enhancement to my writing practice.” — Sandra Henderson
About your Free-Write Fling facilitator
I’m Cynthia Morris and I LOVE this class. I’ve been teaching versions of it online since 2007 and in person since 1999.
A writer since 1994, I have put my pen to many genres: short story, essay, roundup articles for newspapers, non-fiction books, how-to articles and blogs, course curricula, and even a historical novel.
One of my clients called me the Swiss Army Knife of writer’s coaches, because of the range of experience I bring.
On the other hand, I am a certified coach, working with clients and students as a coach/teacher since 1999. What does this mean? I bring heart, kindness, compassion and rigor to my students and clients. Everyone is welcome, no writing challenge is too big, and I respect everyone who shows up to write every day.
It’s my commitment to be in our online classroom responding to each Flinger with my coaching and resources.
Here’s what recent Flingers said about my work as the facilitator of the FWF:
“You, dear Cynthia, are the one who helped me write my book this year. I don’t think I can thank you enough for the motivation, the inspiration, and the reminder that I was meant to write.” Tabitha Hedrick
“I could hardly believe how thorough Cynthia was with her feedback; whether working through something with someone who was struggling, or just providing some encouragement, she was always there with focussed support and an experienced perspective.
Everyone should have a chance to work with Cynthia. She helps you dig deep in such a gentle way. As a highly developed creative with an equally strong practical side, Cynthia is able to provide the full gamut of what artists really need to be successful.” Kathy Fitzpatrick
“Cynthia is the greatest cheerleader and coach. When I get stuck, Cynthia asks great questions. She’s sympathetic and encouraging, but she’s also challenging in the best sense of that word. Without judgment or criticism, she asks you to look more carefully at what’s really getting in your way. This year, when I was lagging near the end of the 30 days, she was right there to help me pick myself back up. I got my second wind and sprinted joyously to the finish line!” Linda Tate
“As a writer and artist, Cynthia truly walks the talk right along with you. She helped us uncover ideas and material we hadn’t been able to uncover on our own. The strategies Cynthia introduced me to have not only helped organize my writing, but also work through stuck points and move forward with new ideas and larger projects.” Molly Nunnelly
“Cynthia sets a tone such that the space that is built is safe and honest for everyone – whether things are going well for you that day or poorly. Cynthia has a great spark of life about her that just shines out. She engages in a way that encourages you to challenge yourself as a writer and is there to throw you a rope or a torch – whatever you might need – to help pull you out if you get stuck or lost.” Ruth Dent
“The genuine space of safety and non-judgement cultivated by Cynthia is truly unique. So many of us have been shut down, sharing our writing in places where judgement and criticism were rampant. What I’ve come to find is that permission is the key. Cynthia gave me the permission I, for whatever reason, wasn’t giving myself.” Barbara Ferrier
“As a writer and coach, Cynthia truly shows up; she is so present throughout the course but interacts in a way so as not to be overwhelming or stifling. She’s created a safe place where you feel bubble wrapped with love, attention and support. You can have a completely personal experience, with an unspoken bond in the group that you’re all in this for your own reasons. And, community is formed at the same time.” Linda Buchner
“Cynthia’s responses motivated deeper participation while, at the same time, completely avoiding any sense of overwhelm or pressure. Cynthia is a wonderful role model of creativity, continued learning, and expansion into the world of writing. What was equally important was Cynthia’s obvious sensitivity to the business of life. The format of the Fling felt achievable, not requiring too much from people in regard to time. Throughout the experience, Cynthia shared nice little bonuses and extra content that added vitality and surprise to the experience.” Lynn Archer
Join these happy writers! Reserve your seat today in the Free-Write Fling.
Original Impulse Payment Policies
Full payment for your workshop is due at the time of registration. Please read the description of the workshop carefully and ask questions if you have them. No refund is available after the class has started. If for some reason you are unable to take the workshop, you must let us know one full week before the class begins to get a refund minus a $20 processing fee. Workshop payments are not transferable to other workshops.
Still not sure if this is for you? I’m happy to answer questions you have about this online writing class. Just send me a note through the contact form on this site.