Writer’s Wheel Magazine Issue 4!

Jan 16th, 2015 | By

Welcome to the fourth issue of Writer’s Wheel, the FREE online creative writing magazine from Compass Books. We reach mid-season and the wheel turns again with Writer’s Wheel magazine issue four, the winter edition. And a big thank you goes to all the editorial team and designer for all the hard work over the past year. Writing

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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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Writer’s Wheel Magazine Issue 2

Jul 8th, 2014 | By

Welcome to the second issue of Writer’s Wheel, the FREE online creative writing magazine from Compass Books. This issue is filled with helpful articles from published authors. Also new this issue we have short fiction with four great stories to choose from. In this issue… Marneta Viegas successful best-selling author and creator of her own

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Dec 21st, 2013 | By

PRESS RELEASE: 21st December 2013 The Compass Books On-line Writers’ Magazine WRITERS’ WHEEL It’s all Maria Moloney’s fault.  “Right!” she said, “I think that Compass Books should have it’s own writers’ magazine online with lots of practical and informative stuff in it that writers will want to read.”  I thought I’d retired from magazine editing

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Compass Books FREE on-line writers’ magazine

Dec 9th, 2013 | By

GOOD NEWS FOR WRITERS In the Spring of 2014 we will be launching the new Compass Books FREE on-line writers’ magazine. Writers’ Wheel – co-edited with Maria Moloney –  will offer practical advice for writers on all aspects of creative writing, hopefully with articles written by authors and publishers under the JHP banner to promote

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Dictionary Addition

Dec 9th, 2013 | By

DICTIONARY ADDICTION I must confess to an addiction for dictionaries and even have one special bookshelf devoted entirely to my collection – not just those for the English language but foreign language and specialist dictionaries as well.   In fact, I have three English language dictionaries on my desk at all times: The Chambers Concise Dictionary

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STEP FOUR: Starting A Writing Career: Markets

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

  No writer’s introduction to producing material for publication would be complete without a thorough grounding in finding target markets.  In the majority of cases a piece will be written with a specific target market in mind, rather than producing something willy-nilly in the hope that some editor will look favourably on it.  In the

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Sep 15th, 2013 | By

New Opportunities for Writers Imprint Submission Guidelines for’ How-To Write’ Books Commissioning Editor – Suzanne Ruthven At Compass Books we are looking for creative writing books that are instructional and entertaining, by authors that are widely published in their genre, and who tutor at popular conferences and workshops.  It would also be a mistake to

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STEP 3: Compass Books Writing Course

Sep 12th, 2013 | By

Where do I start? Fact or Fiction?   Most budding writers when they start out have an ambition to be writers of fiction and become authors of a best-selling novel.  When we begin to explore the possibilities of a writing career it’s always a good idea to examine every avenue before concentrating on one particular

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Compass Books Writing Course

Aug 28th, 2013 | By

STEP TWO: THE IDEAS FILE Without innovative ideas any writing is going to fall short of the mark, and so one of the first things a writer must learn are ways and means of generating fresh slants on old topics.  A daily newspaper can provide a fresh supply of plots and subject matter but we

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