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The Make Meaning Podcast

Sep 8, 2023

A Super Special Episode: Lynne Golodner discusses her debut novel!

Writer, Washtenaw County Commissioner, Nurse and Friend Extraordinaire Katie Scott takes the mic on this episode to interview Make Meaning host Lynne Golodner about the release of her ninth book and debut novel, Woman of Valor. Lynne and Katie met in a writing course in the 1990s and are more like sisters than friends.

In this episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, host Lynne Golodner finds herself on the other side of the interview as Katie asks about the journey behind Woman of Valor, which releases September 26, 2023. 


In this episode, Lynne and Katie discuss:

  • Building the main character, Sally

  • Deciding on POV 

  • The role of cooking and food in the book

  • The process of writing a novel 

  • Plotters vs Pantsers

  • Jewish traditions and tensions within the story

  • Choosing critique partners

  • Finding a writers community

  • The creation of Scotia Road Books


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