Useful Links


The Author Hotline 

FREE school resource where authors and their readers connect

The Word Pool 

A wonderful site packed with information for anyone with an interest in children's books. Run by children's author, Diana Kimpton and her husband, Steve.


CBI Children's Book Insider:  

Newsletter and lots of writers' resources



The ideas and inspiration website for all writers. Hundreds of great ideas to inspire and improve your writing...and much more. A fantastic resource for all writers! 


An online magazine of reviews of children's books.


Achuka Children's Books UK

Reviews, news, author profiles, interviews


The National Literacy Trust 

Federation of Children's Book Groups 


Kids on the Net


Smart Writers


Children's Book Council (USA) 


The Scattered Authors' Society 

The Writers' Bureau

Distance learning courses covering many aspects of writing 

Writing Magazine

Produce two magazines for writers - Writers' News & Writing Magazine

Run a wide variety of distance learning courses



The Website for Writers  -  Over 2,000 pages of information and services 

Write your own ebook

Novel Writing Made Easy - How to Plan a Novel That Practically Writes Itself

The Ultimate Step-By-Step Novel Writing System


 School Workshops

This online directory allows both primary schools and secondary schools to have instant free access to the large range of providers that offer workshops for schools in the UK

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