This page contains a list of contacts and services that have been helpful and relevant to me, therefore I am sharing them with other writers:
Darran Holmes, Illustrator. Follow this link to the Facebook page of my fabulous book cover designer. He's worked on Lord of the Rings.
The Yorkshire Times, Steve Whitaker (Literary Critic) A thorough and insightful reviewer of literature who has reviewed some of my work.
A fellow author, J A Browne offers a professional and affordable editing service with an efficient turnaround. More Information here.
Leeds Trinity University This is where I completed my teaching and English degree and Masters in Creative Writing Degree. It has lots of one-off courses and great opportunities for all writers. Click for website.
Prince Henry's Grammar School in Otley Follow this link to book a place on Creative Writing Courses due to commence every September. (Write your Life Story and Write a Novel.)
Follow this link for free business services in Leeds including advice, loans and workshops around marketing yourself.
I highly recommend this website for anyone considering setting their writing career up independently as an author business. (The Self Publishing Formula)
The Creative Penn (Joanna Penn) offers a weekly podcast which is utterly inspirational in the field of independent publishing.
I have subscribed to the Writing Magazine for years. I can't recommend it highly enough. There's often a free gift when you subscribe too.
I get all my flyers and business cards from Vistaprint. An efficient and affordable service.
And lastly, The Alliance of Independent Authors. Informative, inspiring and good value.
Pro Writing Aid - this valuable tool doesn't quite replace a proofreader, but nearly!
Reedsy - I use their free tool to format my books. They also are a hub for lots of author service.
Bookbrush - I love using this service to produce all my advertising. It feeds another side of my creativity!