Writers, Authors and Journalists links directory
If you need a freelance writer, I'd be delighted to hear from you! Find out more about my experience as a writer and journalist. But if I can't help, why not see if some of these writers, journalists and authors can write for you? If you are a writer yourself, check out my recommended links for writers below.
Writers, journalists and authors
- Siobhan Curham
Siobhan has written a number of novels published by Hodder & Stoughton and writes the self publishing column in Writers' Forum magazine . Her latest project is Dear Dylan, a self-published novel for young adults about a fan's relationship with a soap star she admires. Download the free ebook at her website.
- Anna May Mangan
Anna May has written for newspapers including the Independent, Express and Mail on Sunday. Her first book is 'Me and Mine: An Irish Immigrant's Family Story', published by Virago.
- Victoria Connelly
Victoria's first three novels were written in English and then published in German. Her first novel to be published in the UK is Molly's Millions, a romantic comedy about a woman who wins the lottery and has to spend it fast.
- Sebastian White
Author of Quirky Claus, a children's story book about a new kind of Santa.
- Pem Charnley
Writes regularly for The Guardian on a variety of subjects and specialises in green issues.
Useful links for writers
Here are a few links I find useful. Perhaps you will too!
- Instapaper - Install the button in your toolbar and you can save articles you want to read later. Great if used in conjunction with the iPod app, so you can read stuff on the move.
- Wikipedia - A community-authored encyclopaedia which has great breadth and depth of coverage, although I also recommend the computer edition of Britannica for concise expert-authored summaries
- Delicious - online bookmarking system
- The Elements of Style - read this classic book online
- Statistics every writer should know
- The rate for the job - NUJ's online list of actual rates magazines pay
- NUJ's interest and compensation calculator - See how much interest you're owed if publishers delay payment (in the EU)
- NUJ code of conduct
- Oxford Dictionary Online
- Cambridge Dictionary Online
- Oblique Strategies - pick a card to inspire your work
- Roy Peter Clark's Writing Tools blog - a superb blog for good writers who want to become great writers