Archive for October 2014

Part 8: The Writer’s DIY Store

Oct 28th, 2014 | By

CBCourse08 – October 2014 A Compass Books Guide to Starting a Writing Career Part 8: The Writer’s DIY Store 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 promoting ourselves and ‘getting

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Writer’s Wheel Magazine Issue 3

Oct 15th, 2014 | By

Welcome to the third issue of Writer’s Wheel, the FREE online creative writing magazine from Compass Books. Ever wonder if your book could shoot from obscurity to bestseller even after it’s been out for three years? That you will suddenly find your own words being spoken by a character on a major TV series, or

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Loving or Loathing Your Characters

Oct 4th, 2014 | By

  In truth, anyone can write a first novel.  The proof of a writer’s talent comes from the second and subsequent books and the creation of a completely different set of characters for each new story.  Or as Gore Vidal very cleverly observed:  “Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head.  Shakespeare

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