Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Indie Book Release: Show & Tell in a Nutshell (Jessica Bell)

New Indie Book Release:
Show & Tell in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing - Jessica Bell -
Non-Fiction Reference / Writing Skills (November 2012 - 102 pages)

“A Concise, Go-to Guide for Writers of All Levels" - Reader Review

About the Book

Show & Tell in a Nutshell (Jessica Bell)
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Have you been told there's a little too much telling in your novel? Want to remedy it? Then this is the book for you!

In Show & Tell in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing you will find sixteen real scenes depicting a variety of situations, emotions, and characteristics which clearly demonstrate how to turn telling into showing. Dispersed throughout, and at the back of the book, are blank pages to take notes as you read. A few short writing prompts are also provided.

Not only is this pocket guide an excellent learning tool for aspiring writers, but it is a light, convenient, and easy solution to honing your craft no matter how broad your writing experience. Keep it in the side pocket of your school bag, throw it in your purse, or even carry it around in the pocket of your jeans or jacket, to enhance your skills, keep notes, and jot down story ideas, anywhere, anytime.

If you purchase the e-book, you will be armed with the convenient hyper-linked Contents Page, where you can toggle backward and forward from different scenes with ease. Use your e-reader's highlighting and note-taking tools to keep notes instead.

The author, Jessica Bell, also welcomes questions via email, concerning the content of this book, or about showing vs. telling in general, at

"The strength of Show & Tell in a Nutshell is in its concise examples. It really is showing you, not telling! This is a pocket-guide reference that writers will want to keep close and use again and again. You will find inspiration within these pages for your own WIP (work in progress)." - Reader Review

About the Author

Author Jessica Bell
Author Jessica Bell
Jessica Bell is an Australian-native contemporary fiction author and poet who resides in Athens, Greece.

She makes a living as an editor and writer for global ELT publishers (English Language Teaching), such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, Macmillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.

She is also the Co-Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and co-hosts the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop on the Greek Isle of Ithaca, with Chuck Sambuchino of Writer's Digest.

For more information about Jessica Bell, please visit her website:

Connect with Jessica Bell via Twitter @MsBessieBell