Season One Finale: Ask Me Anything Episode with Sara Neufeld and Lisa Rizzo

Ask Me Anything Episode with Sara Neufeld and Lisa Rizzo

Welcome to the last episode of Season 1! This season has been amazing, and I am so grateful for all the listeners who return week after week to learn from my featured guests. After weeks of  asking other writers questions, I decided to invite some of the writers I work with onto the podcast to ask me questions!





Ask Me Anything Episode with Sara Neufeld and Lisa Rizzo

Welcome to the last episode of Season 1! This season has been amazing, and I am so grateful for all the listeners who return week after week to learn from my featured guests. After weeks of  asking other writers questions, I decided to invite some of the writers I work with onto the podcast to ask me questions!

In this episode, you’ll first meet Sara Pam Neufeld, a yoga teacher and former journalist who’s working to complete the first full draft of her memoir about her quest for balance when life turned upside down. As you listen to our interview, here are some questions to consider: What makes it difficult to tell your story? Is it something internal or is your answer based on something you learned or a way you were trained?

In the second part of this episode, you’ll hear from Lisa Rizzo, author of the award-winning poetry collection, Always a Blue House, and In the Poem An Ocean. Lisa’s putting the finishing touches on her memoir-in-progress. As you listen to her interview, consider these questions: Is there a craft technique you’d like to try, or would you like to push the boundaries of storytelling by trying something new? 

Connect with Sara Neufeld:

Resources from Sara Neufeld’s Interview

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Resources from Lisa Rizzo’s Interview

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About Your Host


Lisa Cooper Ellison is an author, speaker, and trauma-informed writing coach with an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has spent the last two decades helping clients and students turn difficult experiences into art, and currently teaches courses in memoir, the psychology of writing, and the book proposal. Her essays have appeared in Huffington PostHippocampus Literary Magazine, and Kenyon Review Online, among others. 


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