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Finding Your Voice at Midlife Part 2, 6-Week Online (Zoom) Class, Join List For Next Class
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$395.00

Finding Your Voice at Midlife Part 2, 6-Week Online (Zoom) Class, Join List For Next Class


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Begins Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Now Enrolling!

Class will use our online class platform, Wet Ink, and also meet weekly via Zoom on Wednesdays from 1PM - 2PM EST

Open to All writers!

Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.

Taught by Lynne Golodner, whose work has appeared in Saveur, Poets & Writers, Seventeen, Better Homes and Gardens, Parenting, Parents, Good Housekeeping, HOME, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, and so many more.

After completing the first part of this groundbreaking course and rediscovering your unique voice, join Lynne Golodner for another wild ride where you’ll work on revision and development of your writing as well as learn how and where to publish it!

Whether you are writing for yourself or for others, this course will continue to empower you to feel confident in using your voice to make important statements, to be a witness to ever-evolving history, and to share insights that will help others on their journeys, too. We will continue what we began in Part 1, but deepen the writing experience by exploring character development in nonfiction writing, structure and theme for essays, and whether publishing is a goal you want to pursue and if so, how to go about it.

This remains a course for writers of all genres, however! We will continue to have weekly lessons that offer insightful readings, interactive discussions, and writing prompts to encourage the creation of new writing each week, with feedback from your instructor and peers.


COURSE TAKEAWAYS:

Develop your unique voice, deepen your confidence in using your voice to speak up, write at least three meaningful pieces, mine your life experiences for powerful stories, start to build your legacy.

Every student in this class will have an opportunity to submit writing each week and receive feedback from your instructor and peers. You can respond to the writing prompt, or submit something else you’ve been working on. Live weekly Zoom sessions complement the asynchronous course material, with additional writing prompts and discussions during the Zoom calls. (Zoom calls will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.)

COURSE PRINCIPLES:


Writing is a very personal pursuit and it takes bravery, confidence, and vulnerability to open your heart and mind, and share your raw perspective with the world. In this class, we will be supportive and encouraging, never disparaging, and respond only to the work presented, not to the person. The best kind of feedback for a writer begins with what works in a piece, what is strong and evocative and unique or original, followed by honest critical feedback about where the piece could improve. When you review a writer’s work, focus your comments on the structural elements of the piece, the flow of the concepts, word choice and other elements specific to writing. If something does not resonate with you, ponder why that might be and decide if it is a constructive comment, or perhaps a matter of preference. The former is helpful; the latter is not.

This class is a safe space with 100% confidentiality. Anything shared in this class remains in this class! We honor and respect the work and process of the writer. It is my hope that everyone leaves this class with more clarity for themselves and their writing, and a surer sense of their unique and powerful voice!

    STUDENTS LOVE LYNNE:


    “This class has become the best part of my week.” -Olivet J.

    "I have loved being with you and the other students, and the assignments have been great.  You are a fabulous teacher.” -R.C.

    "This was the finest writing/self-care combo I've done so far and I am truly grateful. I felt freed up; there was a flow that truly excited me and inspired me to continue the writing. You are a terrific teacher.” -Beth L.

    "If you ever wanted motivation and input on your writing, this is a great workshop! Has helped me tremendously! I never considered myself as a writer but maybe just maybe I am becoming one!" -Beth M.

    “Lynne’s writing workshop develops a writers resilience and creativity. Lynne challenged me to go deeper in my writing - to think beyond the words to the roots of experience. My writing is becoming stronger and more purposeful, and I have a renewed sense of confidence as I write my first book." -AB

    "The writers workshop helped me explore a part of my personality and interests that I hadn't yet allowed myself to dig into. I feel more connected to who I am as a writer as well as all the other wonderful writers who participated. One of my favorite aspects of the workshop was being in a safe space, sharing a variety of pieces with people of different backgrounds and perspectives. Not only have I learned more about myself and others, but I have been exposed to so many new genres and writing topics. Thanks, Lynne!" -JR

    "This was my first experience with a writing workshop and writing all together. I had such a wonderful experience that I signed up for Lynne's next workshop. I did not expect to come away with so much confidence! Lynne and the group were nurturing and wonderful. This workshop is for all levels of writers" -SA

    "Lynne is changing my life. She keeps me accountable to my vision, and her confidence in me makes a huge difference." -Noreen E.

    "Thank you so much for the opportunity to be surrounded by such inspiring women with exquisite instruction.” -Emily P.

    “Thank you for being so encouraging.” -Betsy C.

    "Lynne's workshop has provided me with the opportunity to receive quality feedback and editorial expertise in response to the work that I have chosen to share with this great group of ladies" -MN

    ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

    For this class we will have live weekly meetings via Zoom on Wednesdays from 1PM - 2PM EST.

    We will also use Wet Ink, our dedicated online classroom, designed specifically for writing classes. It is a private, easy to use, and highly interactive online platform. Learn more about it from this class demo. In addition to ongoing discussions, all craft materials, reading assignments, and writing prompts will be available in the Wet Ink classroom as a supplement to our weekly live meetings via Zoom. Students will also post work and provide and receive feedback within the online environment in Wet Ink.


    PAYMENT OPTIONS:
    You can pay for the course in full or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
    • Will meet weekly on Wednesdays via Zoom, 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST

    • Class starts June 30th, 2021

    • All classes will meet online via Zoom and have a supplemental online classroom in Wet Ink

    If you have questions, please us the Chat Button or contact us via email HERE.

    ABOUT LYNNE GOLODNER:

    You know that person you were when you were little, before the pressures and stresses of having to earn a living or support a family? Back when you engaged in activities simply because they were fun and you were driven to do them? For Lynne Golodner, that person loved writing. In the early 1980s, she carried around a corduroy-covered journal, writing stories, poems, and skits. When a neighbor’s son tragically died in middle school, Lynne created a neighborhood newsletter to give his parents as a way to express sympathy for their loss. Writing was her way of figuring out the world, of capturing momentary beauty and stunning silence.

    Lynne has written about home, architecture, design and real estate, food, faith and family, and she is the author of eight books. A nationally-celebrated journalist, Lynne has lived in New York, Washington, D.C., and Detroit, before pivoting her career to focus on marketing. Her writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers across America including Saveur, Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit News, Parenting, Parents, AARP: The Magazine, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, HOME, Teacher Magazine, Hockey Digest, Poets & Writers, Tennis Magazine, Crain’s Detroit Business and so many more.

    When she became a single mother of three young children in 2007, Lynne parlayed her communication skills into a new role as Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Your People – a marketing and public relations company with a focus on purpose and story that revolutionizes how organizations build brand awareness and grow their bottom line.

    With a specialty working with Waldorf/Steiner schools, she helps schools and universities, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs market with meaning through strategic storytelling, mutually beneficial relationships and higher purpose. She has spent more than 20 years as an entrepreneur, college writing professor, and author, inspiring others to find their voice, identify their purpose, and live according to the unique passion found within. She believes the work you do should align with who you are at the core – and from there, grows a life of purpose.

    Lynne is a 2020-2021 member of the Forbes Agency Council and repeatedly receives awards for her innovative marketing and public relations leadership. In 2019, she was recognized by MichBusiness as a Marketing & PR Prophet, and in 2018 Crain’s Detroit Business named Lynne a Notable Woman in Marketing.

    Her most recent venture is the Make Meaning Movement, including the Make Meaning Podcast, which she launched in 2018. Lynne writes about marketing with meaning at Forbes.com. She also teaches writing and marketing/PR at University of Detroit Mercy.

    Lynne has taught a variety of classes throughout North America, including her signature courses What’s Your Story, 21-Day Blogging Challenge, Sports Writing, Food Writing, The Art of the Essay, and Find Your Voice. Her college courses have included composition, literature and poetry, professional writing, creative writing, journalism, business writing and academic writing, among others.

    A Fulbright Specialist, Lynne graduated from University of Michigan (BA, Communications/English) and Goddard College (MFA, Writing). She is the mother of four teenagers and lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan.

    Other places you’ll find Lynne: www.yourppl.com, www.lynnegolodner.com, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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