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Lisa Dale Norton

Back to School: Memoir or Autobiography?

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Dale Norton

We Americans love Back to School--memories of a fresh school year complete with new shoes and unknown books. As adults, we love the renewal those memories signal.

Masters of Storytelling: American Idol and the Voice

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Dale Norton

Through the stories of the contestants we begin to understand their personalities. We learn what motivated them to try out, and we witness their insecurities and triumphs.

The Olympics and the Power of Stories for a Better Life

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Dale Norton

Through their narratives, we found a connection to the super humans of the Olympics. They showed us how to persevere against odds, how to show respect, and if those in fierce competition with each other can show kindness, maybe we can learn to do the same.

Mecca for Women Writers

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 08.16.2011 | College
Lisa Dale Norton

The International Women's Writing Guild's 34th annual summer conference begins June 24 on the campus of Yale University. The Guild's goal is "personal and professional empowerment of women through writing," and it draws women from all over the world.

Memoirs About Love: A Reading List

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Dale Norton

I was slow to accept the reality of what I instinctively knew: Memoirists are not a crowd who write personal narratives of blissfully joyous times, of hearts and flowers and romantic love.

Ten Steps to Writing Your Memoir in 2011

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Dale Norton

You all dream of writing a story about your life and getting it published. Make that dream come true than now. You've examined your life. You've vowed to change it. Writing your story will do that.

Defining Yourself: What's Your Life Story?

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Can we change the past? No. But a life story is far more than a list of past details. It is our interpretation of those details, our creation of meaning.