novelist - mentor - freelance editor


What's your story? How will you tell it?

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Lisa Fugard is the author of Skinner's Drift, a NY Times Notable Book and a runner up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She is also a writing mentor and freelance editor. She teaches writing courses online and in person from Encinitas, California.

"Fugard has a gift for probing sensitivity and compassion. In "Skinner's Drift" she finds a potent literary voice of her own." The Seattle Times
"A nocturne of guilt and beauty ... Fugard's frighteningly good novel looks at this historic turmoil without wincing or turning away." The LA Times

Enroll now for Essay writing Boot Camp! August 28- Oct 6

In this online class, you’ll produce six new essays and learn the tools to revise them for publication. This course covers Essay Structure, Reflective Voice, Scene Writing for Essays, Revision Strategies, How to Sell Personal Essays, and Close Editing. ONLY THREE SPOTS REMAIN FOR THE GOLD LEVEL!   Details here


Work with lisa privately

Need help with a first draft? Struggling to outline your novel or memoir? Panicking over a book proposal? Lisa works with fiction writers, memoirists and those writing prescriptive non fiction.  Details here