Useful links

Advice from other writers


Agents

https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers/advice/1269/preparing-for-submission/how-to-find-a-literary-agent/  

Blogging

Book Tours

https://www.writermag.com/get-published/promoting-your-work/diy-book-tour/ 

Book Stalls 

https://www.foxlanebooks.co.uk/ 

The Business of Writing 


 

Conferences

https://www.swanwickwritersschool.org.uk/ 

Creativity




    

Critique and feedback 

https://www.wordsandpics.org/2018/10/critiquing-knowhow-rules-of-engagement.html
https://www.writermag.com/writing-inspiration/the-writing-life/handling-criticism/

Editing 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-editing-most-important-step-before-publishing-your-helen-hart/

Fantasy 

https://carolinekerley.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/fantasy-book-builder-a-brief-welcome/

Festivals

https://budlitfest.org.uk/
https://www.exeterlitfest.com/

Grammar 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-improve-your-writing-using-proper-capitalization-nordstrom/

Historical fiction 



Ideas

https://allisonsymescollectedworks.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/finding-ideas/

Libraries 


https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/aug/05/why-libraries-are-about-so-much-more-than-books

https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2018/sep/06/neil-gaiman-and-chris-riddell-on-why-we-need-libraries-an-essay-in-pictures? 

Magazine distributors

https://www.centralbooks.com/
http://www.frontlinedistribution.co.uk/ 
http://www.mmslondon.co.uk
https://www.pineapple-media.com/  
http://www.seymour.co.uk/
https://www.warnersgroup.co.uk/Publishing-Services/Magazine-Distribution/

Marketing

http://www.authorspublish.com/boost-your-profile-and-sales-with-a-podcast-tour/  - worth a try?
https://dragonscaleclippings.wordpress.com/escape-pod-emulations/  


http://booktweeters.com/ could be useful?

https://www.socialreport.com/insights/article/360000048846-8-Tips-for-Better-Business-

Marketing-on-LinkedIn Obvious but a useful reminder 


https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/minor-faux-pas-major-consequences-kindle-book-beyond-plot-blasko/
https://writersweekly.com/angela-desk/my-book-is-on-amazon-but-its-not-selling-why 
https://justpublishingadvice.com/5-simple-actions-you-can-take-if-your-book-is-not-selling/ 

Memoir


Performing your work 

https://www.societyofauthors.org/News/Blogs/SoA-Blog/November-2018/How-to-read-your-work-aloud

Pitching 

https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/05/10/writing-tips-how-to-create-more-conflict-in-your-story
https://www.makealivingwriting.com/literary-agent-book-pitch-advice/ 

Prompts and challenges

 

Plotting



Romance Writers

http://colleenhouck.com/blog/2014/06/27/80-barriers-to-love-a-list-of-ideas-to-keep-romantic-tension-high/ 

Scriptwriting

https://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/writers-lab/scriptwriting-essentials 

Self-publishing

https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-success-stories-anna-belfrage-historical-novelist/ 

https://selfpublishingadvice.org/tracking-book-sales/ 


https://www.maloneeditorial.com/how-to-find-a-book-editor-who-will-maintain-your-voice/ 

https://writenonfictionnow.com/4-ways-successfully-self-edit-manuscript/ 



Social media

https://business.twitter.com/en/blog/the-dos-and-donts-of-hashtags.html 
https://www.indieauthornews.com/2012/07/twitter-tips-for-authors.html 

Submitting 

https://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/shortcuts-to-publishing-success/  


 Teaching 

 

Working with Publishers 

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/questions-and-quandaries/dealing-with-editors/the-7-deadly-sins-of-novelists-according-to-editors   

Speaking to children and really useful for grown-up writers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oICNRdtI92Y How a book is made 

Writing

http://bookmarketingtools.com/blog/5-tools-to-make-your-writing-unforgettable/ 

https://www.writers-online.co.uk/how-to-write/how-to-write-fiction/how-to-write-short-stories-the-beginning-middle-and-end/ 

https://lithub.com/great-advice-from-25-writing-manuals-by-famous-authors/ 


https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers/advice/1294/dedicated-genre-advice/writing-short-stories/ useful

http://thewritersaurus.com/2015/01/23/filter-words-make-writing-boring/ Very useful

https://insights.bookbub.com/common-writing-errors-even-bestselling-authors-make

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSoRzTtwgP4 How to write lively descriptions

https://theeditorsblog.net/2011/01/30/creating-emotion-in-the-reader/

https://www.writermag.com/improve-your-writing/fiction/build-suspense-fiction/  

http://bookpublishingconsultants.us/3078/ways-to-develop-your-writers-voice/ 

https://www.maloneeditorial.com/how-to-start-writing-a-novel-in-6-steps/



https://smartblogger.com/metaphor-examples/




Writing for Children


   

Writers Retreats

 

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