Lisa Dale Norton on Memoir and Pain - Is memoir always about someone's deep and unconscious pain?
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: email@example.com
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
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.
Lisa Dale Norton - Many editing services break memoir editing into a menu of options from which you must choose and pay for individually. My expertise combines these services.
No matter what form of writing you practice, whether you are a memoirist, novelist, poet, essayist or journalist—or you are... View Article
The memoir lesson of 2017 leaps out at us from Annie Proulx's acceptance speech last week at the National Book Awards ceremony.
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