Here is a list of contacts that may be useful to writers.



Tel: 0161 445 0159




Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique teaches you to gain control of your body, to deal with pain and improve posture. Contact The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique for a list of teachers in your area.

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n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others who then do likewise (Concise Oxford English Dictionary definition). Read a book - register it on the bookcrossing site - release it into the wilds of a public place.

Writing organisations - Crime Writers' Association - National Association for Writers in Education - National Association of Writers' Grouips - Romantic Novelists' Association

Writing websites - guide for unpublished writers - Johnathon Clifford's campaign against vanity publishing - for childrens' writers, parents and teachers - jobs and opportunities for writers - freelance writing ezine, jobs and paying markets - literary consultancy, writing courses and the annual Festival of Writing held at York University;


YouCaxton is a self-publishing website in search of authors.  It is run by professional writers who use the latest technology in print-on-demand and E-publishing. They give free advice on how to prepare your work for publication.

Courses - some recommended residential writing courses in the UK - Open College of the Arts, distance learning - earn credits towards a degree; courses in basic writing, fiction, life writing and children's writing; pilot scheme for mentoring writing projects.

Publications - for women writers - bi-monthly magazine, fact, fiction, poetry; market information; monthly e-mail news included; annual prose and poetry prizes. - the website of Words magazine, a quarterly print mag for readers and writers of short stories; profits to Breast Cancer Care -

Journalism - newspapers and magazines from 200 countries - research source - 250 GB's most famous people - on-line news and media services for journalists and media relations professionals - link to free on-line magazines - National Union of Journalists - independent resource for journalists - media jobs - independent resources for hi-tech and business journalists

Scriptwriting - supports up-and-coming comedy writers - a social networking site for the British theatre industry - scriptwriters' development showcases using professional actors, feedback from industry guests and script showcasing at BAFTA - screenwriters' network/e-newsletter - the world's largest free social network and educational site for film, television and theatre creatives. email: