Archive for July 2015

Writer’s Wheel Magazine Issue 6

Jul 24th, 2015 | By

Welcome to the sixth midsummer issue of Writer’s Wheel, the FREE online creative writing magazine from Compass Books. In this issue N. E. David discusses the changing character of literary fiction and challenges the assumption of whether it is necessary for a piece of literature to be meaningful or whether we should not simply enjoy a

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Have you enough material for a full length book?

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By

Suzanne Ruthven examines the practical ways of approaching the writing of self-help and how-to books. Basically, any book that imparts information and/or instruction can fall into the category of self-help or how-to. We may be filled with great enthusiasm for our subject but do we have sufficient material to produce 45,000+ words on the subject

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How to find the perfect form for your poem

Jul 16th, 2015 | By

Poetry is a very personal thing and, if, like me, you’ve often been confused by contemporary poetry you can do no better than to read A Practical Guide to Poetry Forms by Alison Chisholm, who always manages to make the obscure and the obtuse accessible to those who have difficulty coming to terms with the

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SPECIALISE … SPECIALISE … SPECIALISE

Jul 9th, 2015 | By

Most fiction writers concentrate on a particular subject and build up a regular supply of articles within that framework.  We must remember, however, that our submissions should not be restricted speciality magazines, since our subject, if handled correctly may also appeal to more general interest magazine editors.   Deborah Durbin’s So You Want To Be A

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