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Lisa Howe 

Manuscript Consultant

For over 25 years, Lisa Howe has worked with people from all walks of life on writing, creativity, and art, helping them discern their best choices and develop their creative practices, ideas, skills, and presence. She has logged thousands of hours in one-on-one consultation, group workshops, and coaching and has taught workshops and courses at Brandeis University, Loyola Marymount University, Antioch University Los Angeles, Northeastern University, and Miami University of Ohio. She has worked as a freelance editor and writer, writing and creative consultant, ghostwriter, and script doctor.

A published poet, Lisa also writes fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. She co-founded and edited Slack Buddha Press, an award-winning small press that published over 30 titles of innovative writing from the U.S. and abroad. The press was active from 2003-2011.

She holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Brandeis University and completed graduate study in screenwriting at Emerson College. She also holds a B.A. in Literature from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

Message to My Fellow Writers

Show your work to as many people as you can get to read it. Listen their feedback. Use what helps, shelve the rest, and forge on.

Writing Tip I Live By

Devising rituals around writing (setting, time of day, tools, beverages, books, opening and closing practices etc.) helps to develop and maintain the writing habit and make the process more pleasurable.

Writers and Artists Who Feed the Creative

Will Alexander, Lynda Barry, Charlie Kaufmann, Julia Cameron, William T. Vollmann, Dodie Bellamy, Stephen King, Bernadette Mayer, Junot Diaz, Joan Didion, Ernest Hemingway, Twyla Tharp, Mark Rothko, Laurie Anderson, Arvo Pärt, Patti Smith, Wussy

Connect with Lisa at her website.