New Website: ‘Creative Words Matter’
Follow the link for a new website by Barbara Large featuring: Writing Workshops, Editorial Advice, How to Self-Publish and much more: www.CreativeWordsMatter.co.uk
Barbara is Director of the Hampshire Writers’ Society, which she founded with a grant awarded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund and will continue to support writers through the services offered on her website. When she is not lecturing on creative writing courses across the country or giving advice to aspiring and established writers, she is developing new teaching techniques or offering individual editorial advice. Winchester-based Barbara Large FRSA is passionate about encouraging aspiring writers and creating a thirst for reading. An excerpt from the Journal of Royal Society of Arts South Central April 2011: Follow the link for Lindsay Ashford’s blog on writing tips
Natasha Orme’s Editorial Services
Natasha provides affordable writing services for Indie authors, including proofreading, editing and coaching. Visit her website for more information or email info[AT]natashaorme.com.
“In recent years, self publishing has become an established and credible way to publish a book. There are many examples of self published works that have enjoyed real commercial success. But we at The Self-Publishing Partnership realise there are all sorts of reasons for wanting to self publish, and it’s not just for straightforward financial gain.”
SPP is an established independent provider of all the professional services, guidance, and support needed to produce your book to a high standard. With a personal touch, they’ll talk through the options with you and advise on the services you might require for your particular work. Because every book is different, they’ll provide a specific quote reflecting your preferences. Get in touch to discuss your project. All the details are here
The Arvon Foundation – a charity that runs five-day residential creative writing courses and retreats in rural writing houses, offering the time and space to write.
Winchester Discovery Centre
Brochure for events and courses for adults and children
Master classes, workshops, talks and one-to-ones annually in June.
Writing Groups and Societies
Salisbury Literary Festival – a mixture of workshopping, guest authors and networking with fellow writers. Details here
CHINDI – a network of independent authors that Celebrate and Help Indy authors promote their books. They run online and live events, share ideas, expertise and contacts. Visit the website for details.
Writing for Children Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators British Isles – SCBWI-BI
Notes from the Slushpile – A blog about writing for children, getting published, surviving the internet – and never ever forgetting that some things we just have to do for love.
This Craft Called Writing – a blog about writing, editing and being published Read
Bloggingdotcom – Created to help bloggers create and grow powerful, meaningful blogs. With a step-by-step guide on creating your first blog.
BBC Writersroom– for scriptwriting opportunities for film, tv, radio and theatre