Finishing Lines

Registration closes Monday, May 20th ET!

A Virtual Writing Workshop & Accountability Group

Finishing Lines is a six-week virtual workshop designed to support writers who are starting, continuing, or completing a specific prose or poetry project (a novel, a poem, a collection of stories or poems, a short story or essay, etc.). This workshop is for you if you: 1) already have a writing project in mind or in progress; 2) want to start a new writing project but need motivation; 3) want to dedicate more time and energy to your work; 4) need help achieving your writing goals and staying accountable to yourself; and/or 5) you’re returning to a project you previously set aside.

You won’t be expected to complete your project in six weeks, of course. Instead, with the support of a committed group, you’ll cultivate the tools you need to develop long-term structures that will help you cross the finish line. Space will be limited to 12 participants to ensure each writer receives as much attention as possible.


In Finishing Lines, through group discussions and breakout sessions, we will: 

  • set individual goals and create accountability systems for your project
  • provide time and space to write in response to optional prompts
  • explore and experiment with what helps your individual writing process and what doesn’t
  • celebrate our successes and name our challenges
  • create an achievable plan to continue your work beyond this workshop

Participants are also encouraged (but not required) to attend virtual Work Room sessions on Fridays at noon ET.

Price: $350

Finishing Lines is a fundraising workshop; proceeds will go toward NY Writers Coalition’s spring fundraiser to keep our work alive in the face of significant challenges. VISIT THIS PAGE for full details about pricing, including discount codes, or email to inquire about payment plans.


Aaron Zimmerman (he/him) has been leading writing workshops and working with writers individually for close to 30 years. His support has been acknowledged in dozens of published books, and many of his workshop members have had work published and performed extensively. Aaron is the author of one published novel and one novel-in-progress. His short stories, poems, and essays have been published in a wide variety of outlets. He has been recognized for his work creating and leading NY Writers Coalition for the last 22 years, most recently being named a “Community Hero” by the Ft. Greene Park Conservancy for his contributions to Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Portrait by Zahra Mirmalek (