Writers’ Services

Public Speakers’ Corner – A site for the Speaker Secretary/Bookings Secretary looking to find a Public Speaker who charges only a modest fee. If you are an author who also gives talks this is an excellent place to advertise yourself and pick up new bookings. It is free to use.

Patricia Fawcett РNovelist offering reasonably priced critiques of whole novels or synopsis plus 3 chapters.


Writers’ Resources

Speak the English the English Speak – A useful guide to the origins and use of 500 English idioms. Or try picking an idiom at random and using it to inspire a short story, e.g. Barking up the wrong tree.

Crime Writing Solutions – All you need to know about police procedure and crime by an ex-policeman. – Irish based site full of useful information for all writers



Writers’ Associations

Lancashire Authors’ Association – An association devoted to the study of Lancashire literature, history, traditions and dialect. It also holds occasional competitions which are open to all.


Writers’ Holidays/Retreats/Courses

Alison May – A fabulously motivating and encouraging tutor.

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