Upcoming

Writing Workshop

STRUCTURING COMPLEX MEMOIR

Explores complex structures in narrative nonfiction. Teaches writers of memoir how to weave multiple themes or story lines to create alternate structures to the single-theme, linear design used in much of current memoir.

Complex structures allow for the inclusion of parallel events, experiences, and ideas that help distinguish your memoir from the bulk of manuscripts vying for publishing attention.

Manuscript Evaluation Clinic

FOR WRITERS NEW TO LISA’S EDITING

The first week of each month Lisa reads and evaluates 25 pages (that’s 6,250 words) of narrative nonfiction at a special rate of $260.

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 $360. Lisa’s substantive edit includes analysis of your writing style, narrating voice, characterizations, structure, marketability, and concrete strategies for improvement of problem areas.

Manuscript Phone Consultation

FOR WRITERS SEEKING ADVICE:

$120—A private one-hour phone consultation to discuss your writing project with Lisa Dale Norton, author of Shimmering Images, everyone’s favorite memoir writing handbook.

  • Memoir, autobiography, essays, or any writing in which  the story is drawn from your life.
  • Bounce ideas off Editor Lisa; ask for writing advice; or discuss story structure, character development, voice, issues of privacy, and how you can publish your manuscript.



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