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We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. ~ Anais Nin

Ciao!
Welcome to Lisa Montanaro Writes… The natural place to spark creativity, including writing, reading, and storytelling. This is my creative playground! So glad you are joining me.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea (or even better, a glass of prosecco!) and poke around. Stay in the loop by subscribing to the Prosecco & Prose Newsletter.
Read some blog posts. Enjoy some book reviews. Share your favorite books while I share mine.
If you’re a writer and could use a Branding, Business and Productivity Coach, check out my Writer Coaching page. I’ve got you covered!
Pass the site onto others. Interact, comment, and stay awhile. I’m so happy that you’re here with me on this creative journey.

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About Lisa

About

With a foot on each coast, I am part no-nonsense Italian American New Yorker and part sunny Californian — with a life long love affair and proficiency of the written word. Read more…

Author

Author

My first book, “The Ultimate Life Organizer: An Interactive Guide to a Simpler, Less Stressful & More Organized Life” was published by Peter Pauper Press in 2011. Read more…

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

I love to read and share my thoughts on all types of genres. Take a peek at what I’ve been reading. Read more…

Speaker

Writer Coaching

As a coach and consultant for writers, I will be your partner along your writer’s journey. Think of me as a writing confidante, business strategist, branding expert, and cheerleader all rolled into one. Read more…

Speaker

Speaking

I have years of experience as a professional speaker, webinar host, and podcast guest… Read more…

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Freelance Writing

I offer freelance writing for publications and non-profit organizations. My current assignment is as a freelance writer for The Bike Campaign, which promotes cycling as a means of transportation, exercise, and joy. Read more…

Prosecco & Prose Newsletter

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Lisa MontanaroI love all things Italian and my favorite drink is Prosecco! I also love all things book-related. Put them together and what do you get? Prosecco & Prose, that’s what.

I love connecting with readers, writers, and lovers of creativity in all of its forms. And if we can do that over a virtual glass of bubbly, even better. I like to share updates on my writing journey, book recommendations, musings on the writing life and community, and introduce you to great authors.

So let’s keep the conversation going! Sign up and step into my enoteca (that’s “wine bar” in Italian… sounds so much nicer, right?).

Your first virtual glass of bubbly is on me.

Ciao ~ Lisa

Recent Blog Posts

1807, 2021

Surround Yourself with Believing Eyes on Your Creative Journey

By |July 18th, 2021|Categories: Creativity, Gratitude, Writer Coaching|0 Comments

The life coach, writer, and Harvard negotiator Martha Beck talks about the concept of believing eyes in her book Finding Your Northstar — a book that I devoured when I was making a major career transition from being [...]

1106, 2021

Writing a Book is Like Getting a Tattoo on Your Face

By |June 11th, 2021|Categories: Writer Coaching, Writing|0 Comments

I was doing a coaching session with one of my writer coaching clients recently, and she shared how although she decided to coach with me to work on her branding and productivity, it was actually the mindset shifts [...]

1005, 2021

Express Gratitude… and When That Doesn’t Cut it, Try a Five Minute Pity Party!

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: Gratitude|0 Comments

It’s no secret that expressing gratitude is good for us. According to Harvard Health, gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. The [...]

1404, 2021

The New Clubhouse Social Media App: Podcasting with Participation

By |April 14th, 2021|Categories: Writer Marketing & Social Media|0 Comments

I had the pleasure recently of co-presenting on the topic of "Productivity for Writers During the Pandemic" on Clubhouse, hosted by the literary agent Carly Watters. If you missed that talk, no worries. I plan [...]

903, 2021

Now Is the Perfect Time to Foster a Growth Mindset as a Writer — Check Out my UC Davis Course (that you can access for free!)

By |March 9th, 2021|Categories: Writer Training|0 Comments

It takes a lot of positive thinking and proactive productivity these days to stay on top of all of your responsibilities for your family, work, life, and your writing, in addition to navigating this strange [...]

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