When I began writing in 2008, all I had was a word processor and a great - no - a terrific idea for a book. When I finished my first draft two years later, all I thought I lacked was a publisher, but when Rainbow Books accepted my novel, I also inherited an editor. Betty Wright was, at eighty-four years of age, one of best writers and teachers I had ever met. She schooled me in composition, and under her tutelage, my over five-hundred page manuscript was whittled down to a tight three hundred thirteen pages.
The point is this: Not every beginning writer has a master teacher to show them the ropes, and that is where The Creative Compass comes in. Even though I had penned three books to this point, I was amazed at what I learned, not only on how to write, but also how to get your book published. My head is still swimming - in a good way.
So, if you are an aspiring or even a published author, I most highly recommend this book. While no book on writing is any match for a teacher like Betty, you will find no better text to teach you the ins and outs of writing and eventual publication.
- Gary D. Conrad, author of "Murder on Easter Island," "Oklahoma Is Where I Live," and "The Lhasa Trilogy"