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where next?

As I said on a previous page, the question of how to write books and publish them does not have a short answer. It's also an answer that forms the basis of your writing life, and grows and you do. There are no short cuts, but hopefully these few pointers might be useful to you on your own personal journey. It's not an exhaustive list by any means, but are resources or sources of information I've found invaluable over time. Click on each tab to access.


Society of Authors

The SoA is the UK trade union for all types of writers, illustrators and literary translators, at all stages of their careers. They have been advising individuals and speaking out for the profession for more than a century. Loads of advice here too, and benefits for members. 

Romantic Novelists' Association

The RNA was founded in 1960 to promote romantic fiction and support authors. They continue to celebrate the excellence and diversity of the genre and provide a supportive professional network for writers of romantic fiction. If you've never been published before look up information on their New Writer's Scheme, it's brilliant and has kickstarted many a career. 

Alliance of Independent Authors

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is the premier membership association for self-publishing authors. A non-profit, our mission is ethics and excellence in self-publishing.

We work with authors, publishing services and author organizations, globally, and advocate for indie authors within the literary, publishing and creative industries.

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