Guilty Pleasures for the Memoirist by Lisa Dale Norton May, 2015 “Here are a baker’s dozen of guilty pleasures... View Article
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
10 Ways to Prime the Creative Pump by Lisa Dale Norton March, 2015 “Have fun priming the pump. Then... View Article
Lisa Dale Norton Dreams Do Come True-2014 Republished from Lisa’s August 8, 2013 article, and as relevant today as... View Article
Lisa Dale Norton Dreams Do Come True August, 2013 “The key is perseverance, but also having a manuscript that... View Article
Lisa Dale Norton Your Life as Story: Writing Non Fiction When “Selfish” is Good for the Memoirist... View Article
Lisa Dale Norton Your Life as Story: Writing Non Fiction Getting Past the First... View Article
Lisa Dale Norton "First, memoir is about the relationship you have with yourself. . ." —NORTON Your Life as Story: Writing... View Article
Your Life as Story: Writing Narrative Non Fiction Writing Sensuous Details February, 2013 Lisa Dale Norton "What makes you fall... View Article
Lisa Dale Norton "This is the gift of memoir, the power it accords you to interpret your life the way... View Article
Lisa Dale Norton Writing Narrative Non Fiction Triggering Words: A Mini-Memoir Exercise by Lisa Dale Norton April 2009 July 2011,... View Article