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Writing a Book & Getting it Done: Accountability 8-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts Thursday, April 11th, 2024
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Writing a Book & Getting it Done: Accountability 8-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts Thursday, April 11th, 2024

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Begins Thursday, April 11th, 2024

This course meets on Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. ET on Zoom

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

Taught by Lynne Golodner, who is the author of nine 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. She is the founder and publisher of Scotia Road Books. Her debut novel, Woman of Valor, was published in September of 2023.

You have a great idea for a book (fiction or nonfiction), and you’ve started. Or you’ve mapped it out. Or the idea is dangling in front of you, and you just don’t know where or how to begin.

So many people stagnate or stall when writing a book, but you can do it! With the right planning and support, we’ll work step-by-step to start, make progress and maintain motivation to see it through to completion. This 8-week Zoom course helps writers build a structure and a container for getting all the way through writing a book. We’ll touch on setting realistic expectations, plotting out a timeline, establishing motivators and accountability, and of course, creating a detailed plan for the book that becomes your road map to a complete first draft.

This course is taught by Lynne Golodner, a seasoned author and writing coach who has 8 books published and whose essays regularly appear in magazines, newspapers and literary journals. In addition, Lynne recently finished a novel and a memoir and is excited to start her next project, a historical novel about Jews in Scotland during the 19th century.

We will establish a rhythm and a community that provides support and encouragement to keep going and get that book done!! Space is limited to 10 writers.

A writing instructor and coach for more than 20 years, Lynne was a journalist before becoming an entrepreneur in marketing and public relations. She now works with writers on building their author brand and marketing their work. She is also the host of the Make Meaning Podcast.


  • Week 1: Mapping Out Your Book
  • Week 2: Creating a Writing Routine
  • Week 3: Creating Compelling Characters
  • Week 4: Research & Credibility
  • Week 5: The Importance of Revision & When to Do It
  • Week 6: When to Share Your Work
  • Week 7: A Few Ideas about Publishing
  • Week 8: What Comes Next

"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.

“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


This course meets Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. ET on Zoom beginning April 11th, 2024.


You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • This course meets Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. ET on Zoom beginning April 11th, 2024.

  • All classes will meet online via Zoom.

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


Lynne Golodner is the author of nine books and thousands of articles as well as a marketing entrepreneur, writing coach and host of the Make Meaning Podcast.

After working as a journalist in New York and Washington, D.C., Lynne returned to her native Detroit to pursue a freelance writing career and teach writing. In 2007, she created Your People, a marketing and public relations company with a focus on storytelling that guides authors in building their brands and marketing their work. In 2023, Lynne founded Scotia Road Books, an independent publishing imprint for women over 40.

Lynne’s writing has appeared in 45th Parallel, Moment Magazine, Great Lakes Review, Saveur, the Chicago Tribune, Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, the Detroit Free Press, Porridge Magazine, the Jewish Literary Journal, The Good Life Review, Hadassah Magazine, The Forward, Valiant Scribe, Story Unlikely, The Dillydoun Review, QuibbleLit, bioStories and YourTango, among many more publications. Plus, one of Lynne’s creative nonfiction essays was a finalist in the Annie Dillard Creative Nonfiction contest at Bellingham Review.

Lynne teaches writing around the world, leads writers retreats and facilitates The Writers Community. She fuses her marketing expertise with her writing background in webinars and masterminds focused on arming writers with the tools to market their work and build consistent author brands.

A former Fulbright Specialist, Lynne graduated from University of Michigan (BA, Communications/English) and Goddard College (MFA, Writing) and earned a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Wayne State University.

She is the mother of four young adults and lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan with her archivist-husband Dan.