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If it isn't on the page it doesn't exist! Okay, so you have the entire story in your head. You've lived the scenes, you, as the author, know exactly what's going on and what's going to happen. Yo...
Get Your Act Together by Jenny Roche is a guide for anyone interested in branching out into the world of the stand-up comic and takes us into the esoteric world of writing and performing comedy routin...
Commitment and sincerity are not enough An emotive subject is one guaranteed to provoke strong reaction in a large number of the populace. When the non-fiction writer decides to tackle an emotive s...
Wearing his poet’s hat Aleister Crowley wrote: “A poem is a series of words so arranged that the combination of meaning, rhythm and rime [sic] produces the definitely magical effect of exa...
Please note that as from 31st of December 2015 I will no longer be working for Compass Books, having decided to take the time off to pursue my fiction writing. I will continue to post on the CB Blo...
There’s a lot of DIY motivation going on in a successful writer’s career and unfortunately we often don’t learn about these things until much further down the line. Writing is all about promot...
Pursuing a career as a freelance writer producing a regular supply of non-fiction articles, features and interviews is often the way the majority of writers earn their living. The serious writer foc...