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Jessica Bell
Attended La Trobe University
Lives in Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
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A quick showcase for a fabulous author and poet!
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Self-publish your book quickly & easily! Save yourself time, money & stress! http://goo.gl/ps0XfF #selfpublishing
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Fabulous tour through parts of Morocco with my fabulous cousins, Jamie and Melissa Buehler!
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I want to say this video is fun and cute, but I'm afraid you'll hit me. Haha! Great work!
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"Many of us confuse fabulous TV crime shows with literature, where most of the inspiration comes from the need to make a good series. When we pick up a book which does not keep the same speed as the average TV crime drama, many of us get bored. But if it complies with a strict formula of events, can be consumed within a reasonable time and if it has a specific genre, that appears to be the way that choice is determined. But, which came first--the chicken or the egg, and what is the difference between chalk to cheese. The confusion is immense and the challenge for a writer is even greater and often, insurmountable."
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by Susanne Lakin, Novelist, Book Editor, and Writing Coach
"We all wish we could slow down or speed up time for our own purposes, but sadly, we can't. However, we can manipulate time for our characters and readers, and it's not all that hard to do."
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A quick and easy guide to writing the best front and back matter for your self-published book, both print and ebook editions, by Jessica Bell
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How to Self-Edit your Book!
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Just a little over one week to submit your work to Vine Leaves Literary Journal Issue #14 and/or the 2015 Vignette Collection Award. Better get cracking!
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Are you stuck? Use these tips to get moving again. Great post by graphic designer Virginia Haenni that is relevant for all sorts of creative types.
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Extremely impressed by this video, Erika!
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Author, Poet, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist, Literary Magazine Editor
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Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
Previously
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian contemporary fiction author, poet, singer/songwriter, lit mag editor, who lives in Athens, Greece. I don't beat around the bush.
Introduction
If Jessica Bell could choose only one creative mentor, she'd give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. This is not only because she currently resides in Athens, Greece, but because of her life as a 30-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, award-winning poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs she's written.

Being the daughter of a semi-famous rock 'n' roll duo from Melbourne, she grew up surrounded by song. For a while it seemed logical to travel the musician's path, especially when her first band, spAnk, hit it off in the Melbourne indie music scene back in the late 90s. Although she spent her years writing and recording dozens of songs she decided she also had a love for the written word, and began to pursue a career as a writer.

She started as a poet, drawing from her musical background and etching her thoughts and feelings into verse. Those stanzas soon turned into sentences and paragraphs, and eventually into published books. Her literary voice is said to overflow with "lyrical descriptions, unique metaphors, tight dialogue, and an abundance of sensory detail." She has also been told she has the ability to take a seemingly ordinary three-chord type story and turn it into a main stage event.

In addition to her novels (STRING BRIDGE, THE BOOK), her poetry collections (TWISTED VELVET CHAINS, FABRIC which was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in 2012), and her pocket writing guides (WRITING IN A NUTSHELL SERIES), she has published a variety of works in online and print literary journals and anthologies, including Australia's Cordite Review, and the anthologies 100 STORIES FOR QUEENSLAND and SHADOWS AT THE STAGE DOOR, both released through Australia's, eMergent Publishing.

Additionally, she is the Co-Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and makes a living as an editor/writer for English Language Teaching publishers worldwide, such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, Macmillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.

Note: Check out the Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop she annually runs. In 2012 she had Chuck Sambuchino of Writer's Digest, this year, 2013, she has Katharine Sands, New York literary agent as the main instructor.
Education
  • La Trobe University
    English
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