Thursday 19 September 2013

I honestly never expected this level of reception ...

I honestly never thought I'd ever have readers emailing me and asking, "When's the next book coming out?!" But that's exactly what has happened since I started this Writing in a Nutshell Series. Not only am I so so flattered (thank you!!!), but it really got my butt into gear on getting the third and last book written and released before the end of the year.

It really is amazing what the encouragement of fans can do for a writer's ego and motivation. I honestly don't believe I could survive in this industry without their (YOUR!) support. So I just want to take this opportunity to say a BIG HEARTY THANKS to you all. I appreciate your enthusiasm for my work more than you know!

Your emails convinced me to put the next book in the series on the top of my priority list, and instead of releasing it in December, as previously promised, The Six Senses in a Nutshell is going to be available by the end of October at the latest. Cool, huh?

In The Six Senses in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Bleak to Bold Narrative you will find eleven real scenes which illustrate how utilizing the six senses can bring your writing to life. In each demonstrated transition you will find a BLEAK passage (prose lacking sensory information), and a BOLD passage (the BLEAK passage revamped to make it more appealing by utilizing sense in an indirect and/or stimulating way). Dispersed throughout, and at the back of the book, are blank pages to take notes as you read. Writing exercises are also provided.

If you're a fan of the Writing in a Nutshell Series, and would like a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, feel free to contact me expressing your interest via email.

I won't be organizing a blog tour for this, as I'll be busy preparing for the November release of my third novel, Bitter Like Orange Peel, but if you would like to conduct a live Facebook Interview about The Six Senses in a Nutshell, just drop me a line and we can schedule a date.

Again, thank you so much for your support. It really means the world to me.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Cool! Jessica, your books are so helpful. Of course everyone wants more.

  2. Your use of examples is so key in helping writers "see" how they can improve their writing and not just read it. And to have it in a quick reference format is very helpful too.

    Glad you're getting a wonderful reception with this series project.

  3. I would love to review your book! Congrats on your success.

  4. Congrats on your success!!! That's great!

  5. Thank you so much everyone! Em, I'll contact you via email :-)

  6. Looking forward to the third book, Jessica! Thanks for the opportunity to review it. I can always learn a bit more. Like the cover - just wonder what cityscape is in that shard of image.

  7. Looking forward to this. Keep em coming! :)


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