Useful Links

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]

Self-publishing Services

“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

Events and courses for adults and children

The Winchester Writers’ Festival

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

Interesting Blogs

Notes from the SlushpileA blog about writing for children, getting published, surviving the internet – and never ever forgetting that some things we just have to do for love.

Copyfolio – a free website/portfolio builder with helpful tips on how to gain more clients

This Craft Called Writing – a blog about writing, editing and being published Read

Laugh out loud with Steve Hartley

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

Beacon Productions – for turning your short script into film or audio


Theatre Royal, Winchester

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