The memoir lesson of 2017 leaps out at us from Annie Proulx's acceptance speech last week at the National Book Awards ceremony.
Lisa Dale Norton
About Lisa Dale Norton
Lisa Dale Norton is an author and memoir editor. She works on manuscripts with writing clients and teaches at conferences nationwide. She is passionate about layered writing structures that reflect the complexity of life, and about the transformative power of writing a memoir.
Lisa wrote America’s go-to memoir writing book, Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir and the literary nonfiction story Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills, which won comparisons to the writing of Annie Dillard. Both books are published by St. Martin’s Press in New York.
Lisa at Home
Lisa lives in Santa Fe; Venice, Italy; and an 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.
Contact Lisa: http://lisadalenorton.com/contact-lisa/
Author Archives for Lisa Dale Norton
Memoir continues as a hot seller for the main body of book buyers in America: women. For the first six... View Article
Reprinted May 1, 2017, from Lisa Dale Norton’s blog Never. At least not while you are working on it.... View Article
Everyone is writing a book, but only a few will finish their books, and only a select number will finish... View Article
Gifted writer and writing teacher Lisa Dale Norton, will offer a two-day retreat on The Art and Craft of Memoir... View Article
Getting smart about writing, publishing and buying books Who amongst you has not anteed up for a... View Article
Different forms demand different writing We Americans love Back to School– memories of a fresh school year complete... View Article
by Lisa Dale Norton June, 2015 I’ve read thousands of manuscripts and worked with hundreds of writers over dozens... View Article
Guilty Pleasures for the Memoirist by Lisa Dale Norton May, 2015 “Here are a baker’s dozen of guilty pleasures... View Article
10 Ways to Prime the Creative Pump by Lisa Dale Norton March, 2015 “Have fun priming the pump. Then... View Article