FROM THE BLOGS
Kick-Start the Novel – Session 5 May 28 2015

Bones & Padding Writing the first draft of a novel is the easy part. You’ve off-loaded all the ideas, introduced an interesting sub-plot, got all the characters going in the right direction....

DIVERSITY ... LOOK, LEARN AND LISTEN May 18 2015

Just like the farming community, diversification should be the watch-word for all writers. And no-one is more diverse in choosing his subject matter than Simon Whaley. His first book, 100 Ways For A D...

How-to books for experienced writers – by experienced writers May 15 2015

Compass Books started off with a brand new concept – to publish how-to books that cater for more experienced writers as well as beginners.   The titles were commissioned from authors with plen...

Characters and Dialogue May 6 2015

The Shakespearian Master-class method of putting words into characters’ mouths. My latest indulgence is the Shakespeare Collection on DVD – a 36-part adaptation by the BBC of the complete works...

SPECIAL EBOOK OFFER FOR WRITERS FROM COMPASS BOOKS! May 6 2015

Compass Books are offering a special deal of 0.99p and 0.99 cents (tax may apply) on two of our e-Books on Amazon. This offer runs for the whole of the month of May – so now’s the chance to build ...

Finding new markets Apr 20 2015

Sarah-Beth Watkins is an experienced freelance writer who has written for various publications over the past 20 years, she began her career writing for parenting magazines and has since gone on to wri...

NEW BOOKS

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 - A Practical Guide to Poetry Forms

How to find the perfect form for your poem

Alison Chisholm

Unlock Your Creativity

a 21-day sensory workout for writers

Sue Johnson
Val Andrews