Begins Thursday, September 15th, 2022
Class will use our online class platform, Wet Ink, and also meet weekly via Zoom on THURSDAYS from 7PM EST - 8PM 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.
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.)
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!
“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 Thursdays from 7PM EST - 8PM 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.
Will meet weekly on Thursdays via Zoom, 7:00PM EST to 8:00PM EST
Class starts September 15th, 2022
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:
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.
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.