Jack William Bell

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Jack William Bell

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Writing Sample

I went down the alley behind the temple and relieved myself against its back wall. Finishing up, I dropped my kilt and, closing my eyes, leaned my pounding head against a tall garbage bin and started bawling like a baby. I must have stood there sobbing for five minutes before something hard struck me sharply on top of the head.

“Fuck! Ow! Ow! Ow!” I jumped back and dropped into a defensive position, spinning around to face my attacker, who turned out to be one of the monks from in front of the temple. He had whacked me with his staff for no obvious reason. “Why the fuck did you do that? Who the fuck are you?”

The monk shrugged. “They call me Massey. I chose you.”

“Chose me? For what?”

“For my Junrei party. Although it will be a small party I’m afraid. Just the two of us.”

Writing Description

Science Fiction, mostly. My current novel is a bit, well, odd.



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Not much to put here. Websites no longer on the web. Magazines long gone.

I just don’t have what Jay Lake called ‘psychotic persistence’ when it comes to marketing my work.

Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

I am continuing my goals from last year.

I made some progress on my serial novel ‘Closing the Circuit’ during the year after the last writeathon, but stalled when work got crazy. So I am re-dedicating myself to finishing it, although that probably won’t happen over the next few months.

In the meantime my goal is to publish several episodes of a novel on my website under a Creative Commons license. I expect to finish at least one chapter per week of the writeathon.

When (if?) I finish the novel I’ll consider releasing it in several ebook formats.

You can find the novel here: http://www.jackwilliambell.com/?page_id=3798

Fundraising Goals

I would like you to pledge on a per-episode basis. You are also free to make a single one-time pledge, but to really motivate me you should pledge some significant amount based on how many episodes are posted during the Write-a-thon.