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About Lisa Ellison Cooper
Lisa Ellison is an editor, writing coach, and speaker with an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a background in mindfulness. She has spent the last two decades helping clients and students turn difficult experiences into art and currently teaches courses in memoir, creative nonfiction, and mindful writing practices. Her life story and essays have appeared on NPR’s With Good Reason and in Hippocampus Literary Magazine, Kenyon Review Online, Huffington Post, and The Guardian, among others.
Slow Pieces Blog
I remember the exact moment when I decided to go pro. It was January 5, 2013. I’d spent the last five months battling Lyme disease, which meant nightly fevers and flu-like symptoms that were accompanied by chills that purpled my skin. Every morning when I woke up, I...
Last week, I met with the last of the three beta readers who read my memoir. Here's the unanimous verdict: the narrative arc is strong. Halle-freaking-lujah! Cue the balloon drop, pop of a champagne cork, and happy dance that will probably overstretch something in my...
I was walking into the living room when my husband said, “Holy shit, Ruth Bader Ginsberg is dead.” The news hit me so hard I fell into a nearby wall. The notorious RBG was the champion of equality who flipped the system on its head, the tiny and mighty example that...