Polish Your Fiction: A Quick & Easy Self-Editing Guide (Revised 2019)


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Vine Leaves Press
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4.72 X 7.48 X 0.26 inches | 0.24 pounds

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About the Author

Jessica Bell is a multi-award-winning author/poet and singersongwriter who was born in Melbourne, Australia.In addition to having published a memoir, five novels, four poetry collections, and numerous craft books on writing and publishing, she is also the Publisher of Vine Leaves Press, and a highly sought-after book cover designer.She currently resides in Athens, Greece, with her partner and son, and a pile of dishes that still don't know how to wash themselves despite her consistently teaching by example.For more information about Jessica and her projects, visit, iamjessicabell.com.


"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