10 Great Resources For Uk Writers To Further Their Careers
Ruth Graham

I chose this mixture as they cover several areas for writers. There are thousands more out there, but hopefully you’ll find something that’s helpful.

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10 GREAT RESOURCES FOR UK WRITERS ©RUTH GRAHAM

The Writers & Artists Yearbook: www.writers&artists.co.uk

An absolute must! This is a long-established book covering publications, agents, contacts in every field you can imagine, competitions, bursaries etc.  And an excellent website that’s full of so much information and so many links it’s inspiring!

www.writersdigest.com
Good competitions, events,  forums etc.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01pfnzn

Not sure how long this link will stay live for – so grab it while you can. It’s the BBC 500 words competition. It may be for kids, but there are some wicked resources on there.

www.myfirstbookdeal.com
A website containing author stories and how they got to where they are. Plenty to learn here.

www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk
This is a Midlands-based website, aimed at people in journalism. I like it because it’s newsy and has plenty of content and ideas to fill quiet news days – plus jobs!

www.plot-generator.org.uk
Does what it says on the tin – it generates plot ideas for you!

https://authorshelpingauthors.wordpress.com/
Some helpful blogs here about the business.

http://www.thewritersacademy.co.uk/
From publishers Penguin – online and face-to-face courses .

www.workingwritersandbloggers.com
A site that focuses on the business of writing, and self-promotion

www.kickstarter.com

Crowdfunding platform for creative projects. It works for the theatre and music – but is it right for authors? Take a browse