Useful Links

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 Large MBE FRSA HFUW www.CreativeWordsMatter.co.uk
Barbara Large MBE FRSA HFUW
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.

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

 

Courses

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Opportunities

BBC Writersroom– for scriptwriting opportunities for film, tv, radio and theatre

 

Theatre

Theatre Royal, Winchester

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