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The Writer's Compass is my way of sharing what I've learned with other writers and to encourage them. It is a comprehensive book filled with exercises and questions to assist writers at all levels. There are three ways to approach The Writer's Compass:
· Reading through the book will give writers new information and new writing techniques.
· Doing some of the exercises and answering some of the questions will teach writers new skills.
· Answering all of the questions and doing all the exercises will develop the writer's skills to a new level.
How do you tell the story you want to tell and capture your audience's heart? Regardless of genre or format, to tell your story effectively you must first sort through all the ideas you've been toying with--organize them, whip them into shape, and turn them into great writing. Whether you're writing a novel, a short story, a play, or a screenplay, the 7 stage approach of The Writer's Compass allows you to focus on one apect of your story at a time--including forming and developing ideas, building strong structures, creating vibrant characters, and structuring scenes and transitions. The path of a writer isn't always easy. Let The Writer's Compass be your north star by simplifying a wealth of writing advice into easily applicable concepts that will help you improve your craft.See all Editorial Reviews
The author did a great job laying out the steps and providing thought provoking, helpful questions to ask while crafting one's story. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Dawn L
I got this as a free gift in paperback. I liked it so much that I bought the Kindle version to have with me wherever I go. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Glenda Reynolds
I actually took a creative writing class from Nancy and her book, The Writer's Compass, was used as the main reference. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dr. Georgene Dana Collins
very helpful, but remember, we all writer differently...and no matter how good a book is, it will not write for you!Published 9 months ago by H. Scheimo
As advertised. Solid and readable. If you are a story planner, this can help, at least by giving you some terms you might not be aware of, and a sense of what lies behind all those... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Orren
I am fifty five, more than half a century old, and yet have written very few books. I have read dozens of books and magazines about how to write but still felt confused and like I... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Melinda Santa Cruz
Great method for outlining your novel. I am following Ms. Dodd's process and it is adding some great upfront organization from which to build my story. Read morePublished 12 months ago by SLB
This is a great book for those (like me) who have taken countless courses and workshops, and read lots of books on writing, and attended conferences and seminars on writing -- and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Victoria K. McHenry