Here is a list of contacts that may be useful to writers.

 

CRITIQUES AND COPYEDITING

Tel: 0161 445 0159

diane@keywordeditorial.com

 

 LINKS TO SITES OF INTEREST TO WRITERS

 

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique teaches you to gain control of your body, to deal with pain and improve posture. Contact The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique for a list of teachers in your area. www.stat.org.uk

Reading

http://bookblogforbookworms.blogspot.com  This is my blog for book reviews and news of literary festivals, writing courses, the publishing and writing world. Become a Follower, post a comment and, if you would like to contribute, submit a blog to me at diane@keywordeditorial.com

Bookcrossing

n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others who then do likewise (Concise Oxford English Dictionary definition). Read a book - register it on the bookcrossing site - release it into the wilds of a public place.  www.bookcrossing.com

Writing organisations

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk

www.thecwa.co.uk - Crime Writers' Association

http://www.historicalnovelsociety.org

www.nawe.co.uk - National Association for Writers in Education

www.nawg.co.uk - National Association of Writers' Grouips

http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk

www.rna-uk.org - Romantic Novelists' Association

http://www.societyofauthors.org

http://www.writers-circles.com

Writing websites

www.bloomsbury.com - guide for unpublished writers

www.canwritewillwrite.com

www.forcopywritersonly.com

www.vanitypublishing.info - Johnathon Clifford's campaign against vanity publishing

http://wisewordsonwriting.blogspot.com

www.wordpool.co.uk - for childrens' writers, parents and teachers

http://www.write4kids.com

www.writethismoment.com - jobs and opportunities for writers

www.WritersWeekly.com - freelance writing ezine, jobs and paying markets

www.writersworkshop.co.uk - literary consultancy, writing courses and the annual Festival of Writing held at York University; www.festivalofwriting.com

Self-publishing

YouCaxton is a self-publishing website in search of authors. www.youcaxton.co.uk  It is run by professional writers who use the latest technology in print-on-demand and E-publishing. They give free advice on how to prepare your work for publication.

Courses

www.arvonfoundation.org - some recommended residential writing courses in the UK

www.oca-uk.com - Open College of the Arts, distance learning - earn credits towards a degree; courses in basic writing, fiction, life writing and children's writing; pilot scheme for mentoring writing projects.

Publications

www.mslexia.co.uk - for women writers

http://www.thenewwriter.com - bi-monthly magazine, fact, fiction, poetry; market information; monthly e-mail news included; annual prose and poetry prizes.

www.wordsmag.com - the website of Words magazine, a quarterly print mag for readers and writers of short stories; profits to Breast Cancer Care - www.breastcancercare.org.uk

www.writers-forum.com

www.writersnews.co.uk

www.writingmagazine.co.uk

Journalism

www.allyoucanread.com - newspapers and magazines from 200 countries

www.bbc.co.uk/history - research source

www.britainunlimited.com - 250 GB's most famous people

www.dwpub.com - on-line news and media services for journalists and media relations professionals

www.journalism.com

www.magatopia.com - link to free on-line magazines

www.nuj.org.uk - National Union of Journalists

www.responsesource.com - independent resource for journalists

www.sourcethatjob.com - media jobs

www.sourcewire.com - independent resources for hi-tech and business journalists

Scriptwriting

www.bbc.co.uk/soup - supports up-and-coming comedy writers

www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom

www.BritishTheatre.com - a social networking site for the British theatre industry

www.rocliffe.com - scriptwriters' development showcases using professional actors, feedback from industry guests and script showcasing at BAFTA

www.shootingpeople.org - screenwriters' network/e-newsletter

www.stage32.com - the world's largest free social network and educational site for film, television and theatre creatives. email: contact@stage32.com