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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
Last week, I revealed the doldrums I’ve faced while trying to publish my work. My goal was to shed light on the process and normalize the struggles we all encounter. In that post, I also suggested some strategies that help me persevere. Here’s another invitation:...
How’s the querying? Family and friends ask this question with joyful expectation. Experienced writers are more subdued. I’ve spent much of my life trying to appear competent while feeling terrified that I’m not smart enough or good enough. But I committed to being...
Yesterday, I read a Lit Hub essay by Lan Samantha Chang about the importance of protecting our inner worlds. We create from our inner worlds and promote through our outer world. As writers, we tend to focus on one or the other. The essay has inspired next month’s...