The first thing you might notice about Loren Stephens’ essays is her crystal clear, confident prose. Without flourishes, flounces, or embellishments, Loren immerses readers into the deceptively quiet worlds of her memories. And our Review Board fell in love with her work right away. (Confession: Our proofreaders often jot ebullient comments on their assessments of her work.) Stephens tackles a range of topics, from Jewish traditions to generation gaps to neighborhood dogs. Her style can be as humorous as it is serious, intimate as it is large. It’s a real pleasure to work with her!
In her own words:
Writer’s Relief has been my writing coach, agent, and conscience. Without deadlines and expert advice, I would not have attained the success I have achieved in a short period of time. For anyone who seriously wants to get published, Writer’s Relief is the only way to go without suffering defeat, frustration, and confusion. Thank you, Writer’s Relief.
Loren Stephens is the founder and president of Write Wisdom and Provenance Press, which provide her clients with writing and publishing services for their memoirs and life stories as well as inspirational and how-to books. She began her career as an editor at Houghton Mifflin, was an award-winning documentary filmmaker, and currently devotes all her time to her business and to writing essays and short stories, which have been published (some with the help of Writer’s Relief) in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Sun Magazine, MacGuffin, the New Plains Review, Peregrine, ken*again, Eclectica Magazine, among many others. She is on the editorial advisory board of Memoir (and) and is currently working on her first novel based on her husband’s family history in Japan and Glendive, Montana. She also conducts workshops on writing memoir and speaks to community groups on the value of leaving written legacies.