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Scott Edelstein
Scott Edelstein
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scott2 About Scott


“My vision for you is that you use my classes and workshops to create the writing projects, the writing career, and the writing life you most desire.”

Scott Edelstein has published over 100 short pieces and 14 books, including The Complete Writer’s Kit and 100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know. He has been a professional writer for 35 years, as well as a literary agent; a book, magazine, and newspaper editor; a newspaper and magazine journalist; a freelance writer for businesses and nonprofits; a ghostwriter; and a writing and publishing consultant.


He has taught writing classes and workshops at many colleges, universities, schools, writers’ centers, writers’ conferences, libraries, and community organizations.


TRADE REFERENCES

What People Say About Scott...







































Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg

"I am amazed that Scott can harness the writer's process so simply and elegantly. He gives realistic, sound advice. Pay attention."

Natalie Goldberg

author of Writing Down the Bones and nine other books, including the novel Banana Rose.


Tamara Kaiser


"Scott not only has a superb grasp of the writing process, but his wit, warmth and intelligence make him a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him."

Tamara Kaiser

author of A User's Guide to Therapy: What to Expect and How You Can Benefit (Norton)

Bob Boylan


"Scott has ALWAYS done what he said he would do over the 15 years I have worked with him. Yes, always!"

Bob Boylan

author of Get Everyone In Your Boat Rowing in the Same Direction (Adams Media) and What's Your Point? (Adams Media)

Paul Maccabee


"Scott's insightful advice, candor and wise counsel as I submitted my book for publication were invaluable. I totally trusted Scott to guide me, a first-time author with no experience in the publishing world, through the intimidating jungle of my publisher's arcane contracts, photo rights issues, royalties, and much, much more. Thank heavens for Edelstein!"

Paul Maccabee

author of John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crook's Tour of Crime and Corruption in Saint Paul (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

Jocey Hale


"Scott is one of The Loft's most popular teachers. I've taken his class myself and can vouch for his expertise and enthusiasm for his subject matter."

Jocelyn Hale, Executive Director

The Loft Literary Center

 

Randi Kreger


"Scott has been my lifeline for each of my three books, including Stop Walking on Eggshells, New Harbinger's number one seller. Over the past 12 years, he has guided me through the writing process and kept me focused on what I need to do when I've been overwhelmed. He's savvy, the epitome of professionalism, honest, and forthright. Best of all, he has a way of making me feel great about myself and my abilities. Find a way to go to his workshops."

Randi Kreger

co-author of Stop Walking on Eggshells (New Harbinger) and

The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook (New Harbinger), and author of
The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (Hazelden)

 

Joan Oliver Goldsmith


"An unknown author can still be published by a major house. I'm proof of that, thanks to Scott."

Joan Oliver Goldsmith

author of How Can We Keep From Singing (Norton)

 

Mark Allen Zabawa


"Scott has been an amazing inspiration to me. He has taught me so much about being a writer and about the business itself. Scott has many connections within the business and is well respected. Through his hard work and devotion, my new book will be published by Hazelden."



Mark Allen Zabawa

author of A Restful Mind (Hazelden, forthcoming) and Living With Chronic Pain One Day at a Time (Freedom Enterprises)

 

Linda Anderson


"Scott's patience was extraordinary and his input invaluable to me in writing my book. Scott has a great command of the English language, and he is a visionary and very intelligent man."

Linda Anderson

author of Grieving the Death of Your Child (ACTA Publications)

 

Julie Neraas


"Scott Edelstein has been a tremendous help in launching my book. He is masterful at all aspects of getting a book published, be it visioning, planning, writing, editing, finding a niche for a book, or marketing it. He received rave reviews for two seminars he led for our (Hamline University) graduate school writing students on these very steps. He is a gold mine."

Julie Neraas

author of Apprenticed to Hope (Augsburg Press)

   

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100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know



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No Experience Necessary Writer's Course



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No Experience Necessary Writer's Course