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 – Novelist 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.

Entrepreneur Writer – Nick Daws, a professional freelance writer and editor, shares tips and advice for writers and aspiring writers, including information about current writing opportunities and resources.

Off the Shelf Book Promotions – A site which offers free advice (via regular blog posts) on marketing yourself and your book. Plus the site offers a paid-for service tailored to your own needs.

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

The Write Retreat – Tranquil writing retreat and residential creative writing courses in Brittany, France

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