Featured Client: Louise Turan | Writer’s Relief

Apr 18, 2023 | Client Testimonials

Click on the video above to hear about Louise’s experience with Writer’s Relief!

When Louise Turan mentions she’s a writer, people often ask, Are you published? Louise is thrilled that she can answer with a resounding Yes! But that wasn’t always the case. Fortunately, once Louise teamed up with Writer’s Relief, the acceptances started arriving by the dozens. Her creative nonfiction and fiction work has appeared in Bluestem Magazine, The Broken Plate, Euphony Journal, The Smart Set, riverSedge, and many other publications.

Read on and watch the video to hear how Writer’s Relief helps Louise stay on track while boosting her acceptance rate!

In Louise’s Own Words

Nearly twenty years ago, while I was still working full-time as a nonprofit executive, I enrolled in an evening writing program led by Alison Greifenstein, an award-winning author trained in the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method pioneered by the late Pat Schneider. The class changed my life and brought me to a point of full-time writing, but I remained without publication until I started working with Writer’s Relief. The year I joined Writer’s Relief, 2014, was the same year I saw my first publication—and since then, I’ve seen dozens more! At times it is challenging to produce work every two months, but the schedule keeps me writing and motivated, even with all the rejections. With immense satisfaction, when people say, “Oh, you are a writer? Are you published?” I say yes!

More About Louise

Louise has also been published in Summerset Review, Superstition Review and Carbon Culture Review. She was born in Ankara, Turkey, to a Turkish father and American mother. After her father joined the US Army Medical Corps, her family traveled from Virginia to Boston; then to West Point, NY, San Antonio, Texas, and overseas to Italy and Germany. Louise returned to Pennsylvania when she was ready for college. She went on to a thirty-five-year career as a nonprofit executive supporting museums, historic landmarks, and billion-dollar urban redevelopment projects through strategic planning and fund development. Louise retired in 2014 and followed her long-time dream of writing full time. She currently lives in Owls Head, Maine, where she gardens, paints, cooks, and travels—but mostly writes.

You can follow Louise on Instagram @louiseturan and visit her website at www.louiseturan.com.