Here is a list of contacts that are useful to writers.
If you are a serious writer and spend too long on your computer, you may find that your muscles begin to hurt. Trunk, head, neck and shoulders are key areas for pain and we can also over-use the muscles in our forearms and hands. Therapeutic massage is a great way to relieve stress and to relax. It also stimulates circulation and detoxes the body. Gill El Najar specialises in Massage for Computer Users. She practises in Chorlton, Manchester and the number to call is 0161 881 8229.
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
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 email@example.com
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
www.thecwa.co.uk - Crime Writers' Association
www.nawe.co.uk - National Association for Writers in Education
www.nawg.co.uk - National Association of Writers' Grouips
www.rna-uk.org - Romantic Novelists' Association
www.bloomsbury.com - guide for unpublished writers
www.vanitypublishing.info - Johnathon Clifford's campaign against vanity publishing
www.wordpool.co.uk - for childrens' writers, parents and teachers
www.writethismoment.com - jobs and opportunities for writers
www.WritersWeekly.com - freelance writing ezine, jobs and paying markets
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.
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.
www.writersnews.co.uk - home learning writing courses
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.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.jwmcollections.org.uk - 20th century conflicts information
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
www.Travelwriters.com - market newsletter, press releases, press tips
www.videonewsagency.com - free video news service
www.bbc.co.uk/soup - supports up-and-coming comedy writers
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