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My professional life is devoted to writing and mentoring writers. To that end, I conduct lectures, teach seminars and class series, host two year-round critique groups, serve as a developmental editor for Amazon and for several best-selling authors as well as aspiring writers, and write a series of handbooks for writers called BestSeller Secrets for Fiction & Memoir Writers. My fiction has been published by Harlequin Books and LNC Books, my own imprint. Connect here to see my author page on Amazon.
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Best-selling author, writing instructor, and editor Louella Nelson, recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award from the University of California, Irvine, offers both fundamental and advanced courses in fiction and creative nonfiction writing. Many of her students and clients are agented, published, award-winners, and best-selling authors who write novels, short stories, memoirs, essays, and nonfiction books. Lou is published in fiction and nonfiction, has conducted successful author promotions, and has been featured on radio and television. A past-president of Orange County romance writers, she holds a master’s in English with an emphasis in nineteenth-century British literature and an undergraduate degree in English and creative writing from Chapman University.
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If you have interest in writing classes, consultations about your project, or developmental editing, send a separate email to email@example.com or via the Contact Me link at right, indicating your interest in these or other craft how-to writing courses, seminars, consultations, books, or developmental editing services. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Award-winning and USA Today/NY Times best-selling author Debra Holland says, “Wild Montana Sky and its sequels have been #1, #2, and #3 on the Amazon Top 100 Western Romance list. My success is definitely due to Louella Nelson. She is the writing teacher, mentor, and editor extraordinaire!”
“Lou Nelson is absolutely the best writing teacher in our area…. She’s changed my life as well as my writing.” –Deborah Gaal, award-winning agented writer.
Offered every September…
Beginning Your Novel or Memoir, 10 inspiring weeks with best-selling author and award-winning writing instructor Louella Nelson.
Offered every February…
Intermediate Novel & Memoir, 10 weeks of intensive craft study, writing, critiques, mysteriously hilarious good times, and tools to last a lifetime.
Fostering Your Success as a Writer.
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