Lori Jenessa Nelson


Lori Jenessa Nelson is a writer, dancer, musician, and artist who strives to give form to the complexities of the human spirit and its wants, desires, thoughts, sufferings, victories, and failures in the form of verse. She began writing prose and poetry at the age of 10 along with very active journaling. She participated in the Wordsmith writing competition when she was in middle school, and won a writing contest with one of her short stories when she hit high school, where she also played viola in the orchestra, danced and sang in the show choir, and furthered her piano skills by taking private lessons of gospel. In college, she realized that she had grown out of prose writing and only wrote prose under "great duress" until she discovered the hybrid of prose poetry which unleashed a whole new range of creativity. Writing in both formal verse and free verse, she further explored the form of prose poetry that inspired her manuscript, Dear Lover, which covers some of her personal anecdotes in letter formats in an effort to make her writing more relatable to persons of all ages and backgrounds. She has previously had her poem "This is what we should've feared" published by Belleville Park Pages, an international literature magazine, in the summer of 2014.

Read her writing. http://www.lorijenessanelson.com

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
"I do not talk about my feelings. That's what poetry is for." Poetry for me is sharing my private feelings in a public setting. My well-polished and severely edited private feelings. :)
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a couple of different things, one of them being another poetry collection entitled, As I Write to You. It's about my current relationship. It's a lot edgier than Dear Lover, and I believe, shows growth in my maturity.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Lori Jenessa Nelson online

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If love never dies
I've been fiddling around with my new recording device. Please, don't mind the errors in the piano playing. I haven't really been practicing. :) I've also been working on "free-talking" as poet and music artist, Travis Little calls it. I believe this is a better term than freestyling as I do not claim to be a MC. Piano song is Love Never Dies, the sequel to Phantom of the Opera.


A Rose By Some Other Name
Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Regency, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
What is it like to be in love? Earnest thought he knew until his fiery, red head of a wife starts seeing another man...named Earnest. Will the treachery ever end with Gwendolyn? What is so important about being Earnest if she cannot love the man she promised to love forever? This is the first installment in The Wilted Rose Series. Earnest and Gwendolyn are not finished just yet.
Dear Lover,
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
The collection is a story of several different relationships and organized into the stages of a relationship; that initial attraction, the dancing around each other, the honey moon stage, the souring, the fighting, the breaking up, and the recovering. It is a work that is deeply personal, and reaches for the hearts of anyone who has ever fallen in love.

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