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Nic Nelson; Credit: Courtesy Nic Nelson

Festival of Books Spotlight: Meet the Wordsmith Helping L.A. Writers Find Their Voice

Nic Nelson has been helping writers enhance and polish their creative expression for 15 years now with his company, Wordsmith Writing Coaches. Offering academic services, tutoring and coaching, and author services (such as seminars, workshops and one-on-one work for book and screenplay writing) out of an office in the Vermont Corridor of South L.A., he'll also have a booth at L.A. Times' Festival of Books this weekend. Here, he shares his background, challenges and tricks of the trade....