Helpful links

Services for writers

Book design

Maria Fowler: Graphic designer specialising in book design and project management: https://fowlerpublishingservices.com/

Book layout & ebook design

L.J. McLean: Layout Designer and fellow developmental editor specialising in Science Fiction and Technical Writing: https://ljmclean.com/editing-services/

Copyeditors (American)

Lisa Ploch Swope: Copywriter, Copyeditor and fellow developmental editor specialising in journalism and press releases: https://www.lisaplochswope.com/services 

Proofreaders (American)

Lisa Ploch Swope: https://www.lisaplochswope.com/services 

Proofreaders (British)

Marie Campbell: Proofreader: http://www.mariecampbellproofreading.co.uk/

Publishing / Book marketing services

For authors seeking to self-publish who’d like guidance and support: http://www.myepublishbook.com/

Writing classes

Bespoke one-to-one online writing courses with Anne Hamilton, a highly skilled private tutor who is also a writer and editor: http://www.writerightediting.co.uk/services/

Bespoke in-person writing workshops and events for writers of all ages and abilities, in Lockerbie, Scotland, run by the talented Kerrie McKinnel: https://kerriemckinnel.com/bespoke-bookings/

Online writing classes that teach writers how to sensitively and convincingly write characters who are very different from them: https://writingtheother.com/

Advice for writers

On craft

POV

What head-hopping is and how you can stay in POV:  https://www.standoutbooks.com/avoid-head-hopping/

What deep POV is and how to achieve it: http://theeditorsblog.net/2011/11/16/deep-pov-whats-so-deep-about-it/ 

A great explanation of narrative distance: http://theeditorsblog.net/2016/07/19/deep-pov-and-narrative-distance-part-1/

Motivation and keeping going

An inspirational website and podcast from self-confessed worried writer Sarah Painter: http://www.worriedwriter.com/

Publishing and marketing

Excellent advice on writing, publishing and marketing your book from creative entrepreneur Joanna Penn: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/

Advice on all aspects of publishing, from fellow writer and editor Belinda Pollard: http://www.smallbluedog.com/

In-depth advice on getting your book noticed, from successful indie author Molly Greene: http://www.molly-greene.com/

Organisations for writers

For self-publishing writers located anywhere in the world: https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/

For traditional, self-published and emerging writers based in Britain: https://www.societyofauthors.org/

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