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The Art & Craft of Memoir Writing Retreat in Santa Fe ••• Optional: Professional Manuscript Evaluation
Spend a long weekend in Santa Fe working shoulder-to-shoulder with Lisa Dale Norton, nationally-recognized specialist in memoir.
What: Only ten writers accepted.
Where: Norton’s elegant home and the inviting cafes and coffee bars of Santa Fe
When: July 22-24, 2016
How much: $595 (Lodging on your own. List of accommodations provided. Coffee, tea and scones each morning, dutch-treat lunch gatherings, and open evenings for more adventurous dining.)
Retreat Special—Optional: Get a written manuscript assessment and 30-minute consultation on 25 pages of your memoir for $200. (Regularly bills at $360.)
For Manuscript Review
Lisa works privately with writers perfecting manuscripts for submission and publication. (Click on Book Editor at top for info.)
She wrote Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir and Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills. Both are published by St. Martin’s Press (New York). Her new book of literary nonfiction, A Great Romance, is forthcoming.
Lisa earned degrees from Reed College and the University of Iowa. She comes from a line of accomplished Nebraskans: Congressman J. N. Norton, District Judge William H. Norton, and Evelyn Norton Lincoln, President John F. Kennedy's personal secretary. Lisa's mother, Nancy Rogers Sayre, descended from Thomas Sayre, the early Long Island settler.
Lisa lives in Santa Fe, Venice, Italy, and an 85-year-old writing cabin in the Sandhills.
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Manuscript Evaluation Clinic
The first week of each month Lisa evaluates 25 pages (6,250 words) of narrative nonfiction at a special rate of $260.
Swift feedback from a pro.
A written critique and a 30-minute follow-up phone consultation.
These services regularly bill at $360. Edit includes analysis of writing style, narrating voice, character development, structure, marketability, and concrete strategies for improvement of problem areas.
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