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How to Write Timely/Topical Essays for Publication, 6-Week Online (Zoom) Class Starts August 9th, 2021
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How to Write Timely/Topical Essays for Publication, 6-Week Online (Zoom) Class Starts August 9th, 2021

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Begins Wednesday, August 9th, 2021

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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.

Editors and readers are hungry for timely, topical, and socially relevant issue-driven essays. Publications around the world want to see submissions from thought leaders writing expertise-driven pieces. Every day internet and print outlets publish these kinds of essays under the umbrella of the "Op-Ed" or in specialty sections.
These kinds of essays are generally short, concise, argumentative and take a stance and back it up with experience, research, anecdotes or a combination of all three.
Writing timely, topical, and socially relevant essays is an easy way to get published and build thought leadership.
In this course, we'll examine the art of the Op-Ed in general, study how it's done, learn the essential elements to writing convincing, persuasive essays with creative flair, and examine how to get your pieces published, too.

  • Establish your thought leadership
  • Learn to write a concise convincing essay
  • Build credibility for your expertise
  • Add your voice to the public discourse
  • Learn how to get published easily
  • Perfect the personal essay


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.


“Lynne is so amazing. She made my fire hydrant of a response sound like poetry.”

“Every now and then you attend a truly awesome workshop that provides real practical sound advice for a situation with many unique questions. This course was that for me.”

“Lynne is changing my life. She knew I was hesitating about moving forward on my dream path. I’d start, lose focus, then stop again. Lynne is keeping me accountable and her confidence in me makes a huge difference.

"With Lynee's coaching, I got recognition in just weeks! She keeps pushing me to apply my talents, live loudly, and be a beacon for others. She shares her secrets."

"There are many courses that claim to make a difference but fall short. Skip that. Work with Lynne and you will get top-notch results quickly.”

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.
  • Class will make with a minimum of 6 writers

  • Meets will meet weekly via Zoom, 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST

  • Class starts August 9th, 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.


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 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:,, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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