Sharon Lippincott is a lifestory writing instructor and coach, and the author of The Heart and Craft of Writing Compelling Description, The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing, The Albuquerque Years, and several hundred vignettes, essays and stories about her life, many of which have been published. Her blog, The Heart and Craft of Life Writing, has been inspiring readers with writing tips, ideas, and insights since 2007.
Sharon sits on the advisory board of National Association of Memoir Writers. She is a faculty member in the Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh Osher Programs and leads writing workshops online and in the Pittsburgh area. She serves as an advisor to Allegheny County lifestory writing groups and is founder of WE WRITE! Creative Writing University in Allegheny County libraries.
Her professional background began in training and development. In her business career, her book Meetings: Do’s, Don’ts and Donuts went into a second edition and she authored dozens of nationally published business articles. She earned degrees from Boston University and Central Washington University, and the Distinguished Thesis award from CWU. She holds the Distinguished Toastmaster award from Toastmasters, Intl.
Praise for Sharon
This tele-seminar is such an inspiration and so valuable to me expanding ways of thinking and creating…. makes me SPARKLE like Veuve Clicquot! Sharon, Thank you so much. –Rosalyn Kaplus. E-mail, 7/15/09
Your obvious passion for your subject was so obvious tonight. I’m inspired and ready to go home and WRITE. –Janet. Comment after Writing for the Health of It program, 7/16/09
This class helped me take my writing to the next level. The material was clearly presented and I enjoyed the discussions with other students. Sharon’s feedback was always helpful. –Jackie M.
This class was tops. I plan to sign up for any future classes Sharon teaches. –Paul O.
… I just sold one of my stories to our local paper, and the techniques I learned in your Descriptions class were a big help in polishing it. Thank you so much! –M. M.
Very happy with Sharon’s leadership, editing, comments to help us improve. –Anne M.
This was a great group, brought into unity and harmony by an excellent study leader. –Trudy K.
I’d give this class a 5 and am looking forward to taking more of Sharon’s classes. –Chris B.