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New Fiction Writing Class at the JCC of Northern Virginia

I’m thrilled to be teaching a creative writing class at the JCC of Northern Virginia this fall. The Fiction Writer’s Toolkit Thursdays, October 20–December 1 (6 weeks) (no class Nov. 24) 10:30am–noon Here’s a description of the course: Participants will … Continue reading

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Read House On Narcissus Street in Eleven Eleven

I’m quite excited about the release of Issue 12 of Eleven Eleven Literary Journal. It features my short story, House on Narcissus Street.  Here’s a link to it on-line. House on Narcissus Street by Lisa Leibow, Eleven Eleven Journal of Literature … Continue reading

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Enjoying the sad

by Rebecca James On reading my book, Beautiful Malice, several people have asked me why I wanted to write something so sad. Why would you want to even think about, let alone write about, such morbid stuff? And when asked … Continue reading

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Telling the Stories of People on the Street

Everyone has a story. When people find out I’m a writer, they often “give me an idea” for a story. They find the urge to tell me a story about their past, about someone they know – a friend, mother, … Continue reading

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February’s First Friday Fodder For Fiction Writing Prompt!

Using the following first line as a prompt, write the first paragraph of a story. Build on the hook provided. This is the actual first line of an unidentified novel. Extra bonus points for the first one who posts with … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AYN RAND

The insights Ayn Rand provides into human nature through her characters’ innermost thoughts and behavior is incredible to me. I’m guessing she may have been suspicious of my celebrating her birthday with a party. And the excerpt below illustrates just … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW

BEFORE IT HITS THE BOOK STORES Double Out and Back by Lisa Lipkind Leibow will be available as an e-book from Red Rose Publishing on August 13, 2009. Be among the first to read it! Don’t have an e-reader, or … Continue reading

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MY BOOK DEAL!

I have reached an amazing milestone in my life as a writer. I signed my first book deal! I am so close to removing the “aspiring” from the front of “novelist” when I describe myself. I am thrilled to announce, … Continue reading

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Improvisational Creative Writing Challenge

There is madness in my method. You may think that I am merely giving you a little writing prompt or taking a poll about these little slices of life. But there is more to it than that. My plan is … Continue reading

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