About Freefall Writing

Barbara Turner-Vesselago is the author of three successful writing books and a mentor to hundreds of published authors worldwide.

Whether you are an experienced author or someone just starting out, your writing will benefit enormously from the Freefall Writing™ experience.

From the first day, participants find their writing deepens and begins to flow, whatever their ultimate goal or focus. Over the course of the week, confidence grows and bold new projects emerge, while existing projects gain direction and clarity.

About Freefall and Barbara

Barbara Turner-Vesselago’s “Freefall Writing ™” has helped hundreds of writers to publish fiction, memoir, non-fiction and poetry worldwide.  

By means of five simple precepts, she leads the writer step by step into developing real trust in writing through the art of Freefall.

  1. Write what comes up for you.
  2. Don’t change anything.
  3. Give all the sensuous detail.
  4. Go where the energy is, or go fearward.
  5. Observe “The Ten-Year Rule”.

Writing Without a Parachute: The art of Freefall

Writing Without a Parachute: The Art of Freefall shows both beginning and experienced writers how to get the thinking mind to step aside, so that writing becomes truly creative – a vulnerable and open-hearted engagement with the moment. Here for the first time, writing teacher Barbara Turner-Vesselago shares in print the method by which, for almost 30 years, she has helped hundreds of writers to publish fiction, memoir, non-fiction and poetry worldwide. By means of five simple precepts, she leads the writer step by step into real trust in writing through the art of Freefall: invoking the courage to fall without a parachute into the words as they come. This book can be used for inspiration, as a reference, or as a sustained, twelve-month course in writing. It will help all writers to connect with their deepest intention in writing, and to write with greater authority and grace.

Freefall into Fiction: Finding Form

Freefall into Fiction: Finding Form is designed to help writers, step-by-step, to create publishable short stories, novels and memoirs by finding their own unique balance between the exploration offered by Freefall Writing and the requirements of each particular genre. This book penetrates deep inside the writing process where that balancing act takes place. The book builds on this experience and encourages writers to pursue their work with intention and without inhibition.

How to Talk About Writing: A Fundamental Shift in Perspective

With insight and clarity, Barbara Turner-Vesselago distils the essentials of ‘How To Talk About Writing‘ into six revolutionary discoveries. This book provides invaluable advice for all who long to respond constructively to writers who seek their input, but who don’t know how or where to begin.

Seasoned writing mentors and editors will be inspired to abandon old paradigms of editorial criticism. Those new to giving feedback will find straightforward tips–easy to comprehend and instantly rewarding to apply.

Informative and user-friendly, this is a vital guide for writers’ groups, university seminars, and even for frank and informal one-on-one discussions between friends.


 “One of the sanest books on writing I’ve ever read – an easy-to-follow roadmap for producing work that captures each writer’s unique voice.”

ByLine Magazine (Canada)