Is It Okay to Begin Writing a Memoir and Then Turn it Into a Novel? - Sometimes the story we begin writing outgrows the boundaries of memoir
Lisa Dale Norton
About Lisa Dale Norton
Lisa Dale Norton is an author and editor with a specialty in nonfiction and memoir. She works with writers to complete books for publication. Her literary memoir Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills, and her writing book, Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir are published by St. Martin’s Press. Lisa lives in Santa Fe. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa at Home
Lisa lives in Santa Fe; Venice, Italy; and a 97-year-old writing cabin in the Western Sandhills. She reads, writes, advises clients, edits manuscripts, plays the piano, swims, and nurtures her beloved flower garden. Roses, columbine, iris, lilies, clematis, wisteria, and daffodils are just a few of her resident species. She is an avid traveler in Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy with the goal of absorbing as much language, culture, art and architecture as possible.
Author Archives for Lisa Dale Norton
Lisa Dale Norton - Thinking About Truth and Your Family When Writing Memoir
Lisa Dale Norton - In Today’s Frenetic World, What Are the Memoirist’s Biggest Challenges
Lisa Dale Norton - Why Do People Read Memoir, and What Are They Hoping to Find There?
Lisa Dale Norton - Memoir, Biography, Narrative Nonfiction—How Are They Different
Lisa Dale Norton - All sorts of tales can lead to story sag . . .
Lisa Dale Norton on Memoir and Pain - Is memoir always about someone's deep and unconscious pain?
How to Avoid Mid-story Memoir Sag - You are in good company if you are battling mid-story sag. Nearly all memoir writers hit a point where they sit up one day and say: What is this thing about?
Why a Story Question is Essential in Memoir, Lisa Dale Norton - In today’s marketplace, a memoir that attracts the attention of an agent and editor, pursues some kind of story question.
Writing Insights, Lisa Dale Norton - September is America’s traditional back-to-school month, and with it come renewed desires to finish that memoir you’ve been working on.