Compass Points - Edit is a Four-Letter Word

How to create the best first impression

Glynis Scrivens

Fiction - The Art and the Craft

How Fiction is Written and How to Write it

Colin Bulman

Compass Points: Building Your Story

A guide to structure and plot

Kelly Lawrence

Be a Travel Writer, Live your Dreams, Sell your Features

Travel Writing Step by Step

Solange Hando

Desiring Dragons

Creativity, imagination and the Writer's Quest

Kevan Manwaring

Compass Points - Passionate Plots

A Brief Guide to Writing Erotic Stories and Scenes

Kelly Lawrence

Compass Points - Photography for Writers

Using photos to sell more of your words

Simon Whaley

Publishing is Like a Box of Chocolate … which method will you choose today? Autumn Barlow Oct 10 2016

Just a few years ago, there was no decision to be made. If your writing was considered “good enough” you would find (eventually) a publishing contract and if you didn’t, you paid a printer to ru...

Your Character Speaks by Nicholas Corder Sep 29 2016

Dialogue lifts a book When you come across huge dry stretches of barren, speech-free prose, you realise how vital it is that your characters actually say something. How can we expect them to come ...

Brain Workout - The Fifteen Minute Game Sep 13 2016

Set your kitchen timer for fifteen minutes. Pretend this is a race. Write as quickly as you can. Don’t stop to think. Concentrate on filling the space with words rather than on getting it ‘right....

The Accidental Author by Marneta Viegas Sep 13 2016

When I was choosing my options at school, I had no idea I would be an author. Being an author sounded so important and clever yet romantic and a distant dream that so few can claim. I wasn't even part...

Author Power Has Arrived by Tom Reilly Aug 31 2016

The problem with writing is that most authors want a publisher to invest thousands of Euro/pounds/dollars in THEIR work and nothing else will do. But that’s kinda impossible. Publishers simply don...

Twelve Ways to Boost your Creativity – Rory B. Mackay Aug 8 2016

Creativity ought to be as natural to us as breathing, and when we're in the zone it is: the ideas flow, we see inspiration all around us and solutions present themselves with effortless ease. When we'...

Marketing your book by Susie Kearley Jul 25 2016

When I accepted a book contract with John Hunt Publishing's imprint, Compass Books, I knew I’d need to be involved with the marketing. I think all publishers require that to some extent these days. ...