Hemingway and The Art of the Sentence Zoom Seminar, Sunday, November 12th, 2023
Sunday, November 12th, 2023
Live Seminar via Zoom from 10:00AM ET - 1:00PM ET
Open to All writers!
Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.
Taught by Lynne Golodner, who is the author of eight books and whose writing has appeared in Saveur, Poets & Writers, Seventeen, Better Homes and Gardens, the Jewish Literary Journal, The Good Life Review, Hadassah Magazine, Porridge Magazine, Good Housekeeping, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit News, Crain’s Detroit Business and many more.
In this three-hour webinar, long-time writing coach, author of eight books and Hemingway fan Lynne Golodner will lead writers through an exploration of how Hemingway wrote such crisp, flowing fiction and how to employ his techniques to make your writing come alive. This webinar is perfect for writers of both fiction and nonfiction!
We’ll look at the art of word choice, the power of verbs, and how to be selective in your descriptions. We’ll come to understand why simplifying writing makes it more powerful, more universally relatable, and more compelling. We’ll break down the practice of writing to understand how to strategically amplify your stories during the revision process so that they draw readers in – and make it easier to get published!
This webinar is a lesson on craft, but also a deep dive into why we write and what we hope to accomplish by putting words on the page.
- Learn to simplify your writing.
- Gain tools for tightening your writing as a way of connecting with your reader.
- Experiment with simplicity toward paring down stories to their essentials.
- Explore powerful verbs as descriptive tools.
- Become judicious about your descriptions.
- Breakup with adverbs.
- Emerge a more powerful and focused writer whose prose draws readers!
"I really enjoyed my first Writing Workshop! I was surprised to find a class so perfectly geared toward what I needed and my skill and comfort level. I had no idea though of the inspiration, community, and support I would get from taking it. Lynne created an incredibly safe space for the class to come together, feel inspired, learn about ourselves and the craft of writing, and most importantly, to get us writing. I enjoyed the readings, and haven't felt this inspired to write in a long time. Well worth the cost and the risk of trying something new." -Ali S.
"Lynne Golodner offered an experience that improved my understanding of and skill with literary nonfiction writing. She offered responsive, insightful, and detailed suggestions that gave me ways to improve my writing. I am a beginner in this genre and her patience, expertise, and positive attitude motivated me to keep going. She was specific when saying 'show, don't tell, by suggesting action verbs, dialogue, using scenes, include sensory details, and more. Her "Finding Your Voice" class also offered a range of topics including suggestions of where to publish, how to publish, and ways to maintain on-going enthusiasm as I went deeper into my ideas, point of view, and reasons for creating essays. The class was an all-you-can-eat buffet!" -Dan F.
“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
Class is on Sunday, November 12th, 2023 via Zoom from 10:00AM ET - 1:00PM EST
If you have questions, please us the Chat Button or contact us via email HERE.
ABOUT LYNNE GOLODNER:
Lynne Golodner is the author of 8 books, a long-time writing coach and college writing instructor, and a former journalist and an award-winning marketing entrepreneur whose writing has been published in magazines and literary publications around the world. Lynne’s essays have recently appeared in Porridge Magazine, the Jewish Literary Journal, The Good Life Review, The Forward, Hadassah Magazine, Story Unlikely, Valiant Scribe, YourTango, Great Lakes Review and more. Her articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Seventeen, Forbes, Parents Magazine, Midwest Living, Saveur, the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, Better Homes and Gardens and many more.