Writing websites

Hope you find these useful!

Writing courses
If you are a beginner, these might help to get you started.
Untutored writing course from the central U3A, available to download
Silversurfers writing course, again untutored, available online

Help & Advice

Writers and Artists Industry advice for writers and artists
Cardiff Writers Circle If you want to get in contact with like-minded people...
Writers Services Lots of free information for writers
Writing exercises Inspiration to get you going
National Novel Writing Month If you need a deadline to get you motivated
LabLit 'The culture of science in fiction and fact'
Literature Wales Developing literature in Wales
Duotrope Find a market for your work
Writers Online News and advice
Mslexia The magazine for women who write
Chris Wheal On writing
Proofreaders marks
Writers workshop Conferences and advice
Winchester Writers Conference Writing conference
Jane Friedman Writing Advice Archive
How to write a book now A wealth of information
tvTropes This may help with plotting

Some specific help with your writing

Writing realistic injuries
Phrase thesaurus
Readability Get an idea of the level at which you are writing
Writers Workshop Presentation guidelines
Karen Miller Presentation guidelines
Book Doctor Manuscript presentation
Writers Digest How to edit
Bubblecow How to edit
Etymology Dictionary Research the right words for your period in history


Writing competitions Multiple competitions with lots of variety