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Lisa wrote the popular handbook—Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir—and the acclaimed memoir Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills, both published by St. Martin’s Press. Lisa blogs for The Huffington Post about story and the way it shapes daily life.
At The Santa Fe Writing Institute you can engage one-on-one with Lisa editing and preparing manuscripts for publication and studying in online classes with Lisa as your teacher.
Lisa earned degrees from Reed College and the University of Iowa. She comes from a long line of Nebraskans including Congressman J. N. Norton, District Judge William H. Norton, and Evelyn Norton Lincoln, President John F. Kennedy's personal secretary.
Lisa splits her time between Santa Fe, Venice, Italy, and a 75-year-old cabin in the Sandhills of the American West.
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For writers seeking feedback and direction with their writing project and who want to talk with Lisa about how she can help them achieve their goals, the Santa Fe Writing Institute offers a one-hour phone consultation with Lisa at the rate of $100/hour. This fee is paid, through PayPal, prior to the consultation.
SPECIAL FOR WRITERS NEW TO THE SANTA FE WRITING INSTITUTE
The first week of each month Lisa reads and evaluates 25 pages (that’s 6,250 words) of fiction or narrative nonfiction at a special rate of $195.
You get swift feedback from a pro on your project.
You get a written critique and a 30-minute follow-up phone consultation.
These services regularly bill at $300. Lisa's substantive edit includes analysis of your writing style, narrating voice, characterizations, structure, marketability, and concrete strategies for improvement of problem areas.
General Editing Info
Her specialties include Memoir, Autobiography, Travel Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Biography, History, and Self-Help.
Lisa works with writers from the very beginning of the idea, through structuring, writing, editing, and rewriting. She also edits completed manusripts offering substantive editing and/or line editing.
Follow the link for Book Editor at the top of the website for a full description of Lisa's book editing services, including fees.