The Lakes, Catherine Ryan Howard, and WordPress.com websites…

Just back from a holiday in the Lake District. Its beauty alone makes it a great setting for fiction. Then the lack of mobile coverage in many places is an absolute bonus if you’re writing crime. Your heroine doesn’t need to run low on battery to stop her calling for backup… It’s where Anna, the … More The Lakes, Catherine Ryan Howard, and WordPress.com websites…

Write Stuff – Help and Resources for Writers 5 – WriteWords

It’s well worth browsing the WriteWords website to get an idea of what’s on offer. Signing up costs £35 a year and gives you access to its full range of benefits. The site’s services include forums, online writing groups, the chance to showcase your work and useful directories featuring agents and publishers. The directory entries … More Write Stuff – Help and Resources for Writers 5 – WriteWords

Write Stuff – Help and Resources for Writers 4 – Nicola Morgan’s blog

In the ordinary way I would be blogging away about how wonderful Cambridge Wordfest was but, in fact, it was London Marathon weekend. I therefore tore myself away and spent my time watching my other half, Charlie, scorching his way round the capital instead (in 2 hours, 42 mins – well worth travelling down to … More Write Stuff – Help and Resources for Writers 4 – Nicola Morgan’s blog

Write Stuff – Help and Resources for Writers 3 – Andrea Semple’s website

I haven’t seen any new books by chick lit author Andrea Semple in a while now, but her website still contains some real gems. There seem to be a few problems with her homepage though (and several broken links elsewhere in fact), so it’s best to head straight for the About Me section for background … More Write Stuff – Help and Resources for Writers 3 – Andrea Semple’s website

Write Stuff – Help and Resources for Writers 2 – Write Away by Elizabeth George

I’ve read a lot of ‘how to’ books about the craft of writing, but so far my favourite has to be Elizabeth George’s Write Away. As you’d expect, with George as its author, the book includes some great tips for writers of crime fiction, but also covers all the standard aspects of novel writing that … More Write Stuff – Help and Resources for Writers 2 – Write Away by Elizabeth George

Write Stuff – Help and Resources for Writers 1 – Mslexia website and magazine

Mslexia is the magazine for women who write. Its accompanying website: http://www.mslexia.co.uk/ is stuffed full of useful, free information for writers of all sorts. Under the Get Published tab, you can find workshops to help you tackle everything from writing your first paragraph and choosing a title, to putting together your pitch to an agent or … More Write Stuff – Help and Resources for Writers 1 – Mslexia website and magazine