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Fact to Fiction

A writer's story

Eleni CottonPeople often ask how I start work on a novel.  Read more

Talking to Publishers 2

Historical Fiction at Top Hat

Suzanne Ruthven  Read more

Talking to Publishers 1

Compass Books' own books for writers

Suzanne Ruthven  Read more

Conscious Writing

How to Write From the Heart with the Voice of Your Soul

Julia McCutcheon  Read more

Writing for Children: Rule Number One

Read More than You Write


"If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."
- Stephen King
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A New Approach to Discovering Your True Writer's Voice

Julia McCutchen reveals the key ingredient for authentic success as a writer.

Julia McCutcheon
Julia McCutchenJulia McCutchen is an intuitive creator, writer and mentor who guides people to share their unique gifts through creating, writing and living from a conscious and vibrant connection to Truth. A former international publisher, Julia experienced a life-changing accident in 1999 which triggered a series of major quantum leaps in her spiritual awakening. She subsequently developed a tried and tested holistic approach to access the present and aligned state required for original creative expression in all areas of life, especially writing. She is the founder and creative director of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW) and the author of two books including, Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More (Hay House). For more information and a free video series visit and  Read more

The Business of Writing for Self-publishing authors

How to look after the business side of being a self-publishing writer

Joanne PhillipsSelf-publishing authors - also known as ‘indie' authors or author-publishers - have had a steep learning curve these past few years.  Read more

Writing for children

A series of occasional articles related to writing for children

Rule Number One: Read More than You Write

The first in a series of articles about writing for children by Sarah Taylor-Fergusson. This one concentrates on why you should read the great and successful children's writers if you are intending to write for children yourself.  Read more

National Association of Writers in Education: new resources

Under the title Turning the Next Page, UK writers organisation NAWE has assembled a series of resources commissioned as part of an ongoing project in Scotland, funhded by Creative Scotland, supporting the careers of writers.  Read more

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