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Polish Your Fiction: A Quick & Easy Self-Editing Guide (Writing in a Nutshell Book 2) by [Jessica Bell]

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Polish Your Fiction: A Quick & Easy Self-Editing Guide (Writing in a Nutshell Book 2) Kindle Edition

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"Reading this insightful, easy-to-use toolkit is like being on the receiving end of face-to-face tuition from one of today's leading indie authors. Most authors have to learn the tricks of the trade by trial and error. Jessica Bell is giving away all our secrets!" Jane Davis, award-winning author

"Bang-useful checklist with lots of tricks and tweaks to make your book the very best it can be." Hart Johnson, author of A Shot in the Light

"I love the structure of this book. It's quick and to-the-point examples are genius and so easy to follow, very user-friendly. Throughout her examples, Bell challenges the writer to see these flaws in his/her writing, but not to panic. She points out they are easy pitfalls for any writer. Even the most seasoned of writers must be reminded from time to time about certain aspects of their writing: i.e., thus the need for editors. This is a MUST HAVE for any writer's craft arsenal. It would also be a fabulous gift for any high school or college student." Sheri Larsen, children's literature author

"I found that working through the guide helped me pinpoint the areas in my own novel that lacked vivid setting and description. It's so hard to edit your own work, but Jessica Bell's guides have been invaluable for teaching me the fine art of self-editing and revision. I highly recommend this guide as a standalone, but I believe the guides work best in conjunction with one another. They also make great gifts for writers, especially those in your critique group!" Angela Mackintosh, Founder/CEO at WOW! Women On Writing

"In each Nutshell guide, Jessica Bell provides a focused and effective master class on a single aspect of the writer's craft. To read each book feels like taking a personal tutorial, with expert advice couched in friendly, supportive terms and reinforced by carefully planned exercises. A highly recommended source of practical help to refine any author's writing skills." Debbie Young, author of Sell Your Books and editor of The Alliance of Independent Authors Self-Publishing Advice Blog

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Jessica Bell is an award-winning author/poet, writing/publishing coach, graphic designer, and singer-songwriter who was born in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to having published a memoir, four novels, three poetry collections, and her bestselling Writing in a Nutshell series, she has been featured in a variety of publications and ABC Radio National shows such as Writer's Digest, Publisher's Weekly, The Guardian, Life Matters, and Poetica. She is also the Publisher of Vine Leaves Press, CEO of Independent Publishing Assistance, a voice-over actor, and the coordinator of the Writing Day Workshops. In October 2016, she became the new lead singer of the well-known dream-pop group, Keep Shelly In Athens, and records and performs as a solo artist under the name BRUNO. For more information about Jessica's projects, visit, --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00KN1HTKA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vine Leaves Press; 2 edition (28 May 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 493 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 87 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Debbie Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Essential advice for any author.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 May 2014
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darryl donaghue
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful guide for improving your fiction
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 August 2014
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Luca Marchiori
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent craft book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 June 2014
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Linda Carol
5.0 out of 5 stars The answer to every would-be author's prayers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 June 2014
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