Writing From The Heart While Learning English

The English department chairwoman at the Official Language School in Mallorca, Spain was skeptical about my one-day writing workshop. After all, the administration had never before seen creative writing used to improve English language skills, so they had no reason to believe it was an effective teaching method. Back home in Los Angeles, I had […]

Lisa’s Article on About.com

In this new “Author’s Corner” series, distinguished authors share expert Manhattan-minded advice and insights for NYC travelers and locals alike. This month, I chatted with NYC native Lisa Lieberman Doctor, internationally known writing coach and author ofAccidental Poetry: Improve Your English Through Creative Writing, who gave thoughtful feedback on some of the best ways to […]

Lisa’s 3G1B Article: “When We Fell In Love”

When We Fell In Love – Lisa Doctor By Lisa Doctor | on March 19, 2015 | My father dropped out of the ninth grade, abandoning his studies shortly after the first World War to help support his immigrant parents. Rather than continue his education on his own, he lived out his life eschewing “book learning.” I […]

Lisa’s Article in Portland Book Review

Creating A Viable Story Problem by Lisa Lieberman Doctor Posted on March 17, 2015 by Site Owner Posted in Columns,Writers on Writing Creating A Viable Story Problem Lisa Lieberman Doctor   Fiction writers who are new to the craft often misunderstand the difference between an inciting incident and a story problem. An inciting incident is […]

Lisa’s Interview on W3Sidecar

Q&A With Writer Lisa Lieberman Doctor “I rely on words, both verbal and on the page, to communicate with nuance exactly what I’m trying to express, and I relish language in the books I read.”  1. What are you working on right now? I’m working on several projects, both fiction and non-fiction, but it’s the […]

Writer’s Digest: When Characters Become People

What is a sympathetic character? Too often, writers mistakenly define the term as someone we like, but a sympathetic character is one whose motives, beliefs and actions we understand. Below is Lisa’s full article “When Characters Become People.” Or click HERE to read from Writer’s Digest Website. As a former motion picture executive and current instructor of […]

Workshop – Before You Begin The Novel: 10 Exercises To Get You Started

Facing the blank page can be an intimidating experience. What is the universal theme of the story? What does the protagonist really want? In this workshop, we will create a personalized “encyclopedia” of material to use as a reference when writing the novel. Through individualized exercises tailored to each writer in the room, we will […]

More Summer 2014 Writing Workshops in Barcelona.

No havia fet mai un taller d’escriptura creativa. La setmana passada vaig rebre un e-mail del Jaume C. Pons Alorda que exerceix de vilafranquí de soca-rel, proposant un taller amb la senyora Lisa Lieberman Doctor, una crack nord-americana que, després d’haver sigut guionista a Hollywood, fa una pila d’anys que es dedica a ensenyar a […]

Summer 2014 Writing Workshops in Barcelona

Les entranyes de l’escrit: Lisa Lieberman Doctor a Catalunya Aquest cap de setmana, dues llibreries han organitzat un curs únic i poderós en què l’escriptora i professora nordamericana Lisa Lieberman Doctor s’encarregarà de parlar dels secrets de l’escriptura des d’una òptica pròpia que ha anat cultivant durant els darrers trenta anys de carrera. Es tracta […]

New UCLA Class – Novel Writing I: Writing the First Novel

Monday Evenings, July 1 – Sept. 9, 7-10pm. Ten sessions; No class on Monday, Sept. 2. Novel Writing I: Writing the First Novel (Reg. #:Z2245) That novel is inside you waiting to emerge, but knowing how and where to start can be daunting. This course provides you with weekly assignments, group interaction, and instructor feedback […]

Lisa’s Radio Interview on WomensRadio.com

Here is the link to Lisa’s interview on the radio program, “Your Book Is Your Hook,” streaming and archived at WomensRadio.com. http://www.womensradio.com/2011/11/your-book-is-your-hook-military-wife-author-plus-a-creative-writing-coach/