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Here I share some of the writer resources I use, some almost daily, some at odd times. Click on the images to be taken to the sites so you can make use of them too. Like life, this page is a work in progress, and I’ll add to it when new stuff comes my way.

Bursting with info on literary magazines, publishers, courses, and anything you can think of that a writer might need. Great Pinterest page too.
I had one of the best writerly experiences of my life on an Arvon course, and the website is full of tips and exercises that will definitely get your creative juices fermenting.
All sorts of info for Scottish writers and anyone interested in Scottish literature.
Articles on publishing opportunities around the globe, plus tips and tricks to get, and keep, you writing.
Opportunities, tips, competitions, exercises, and so much more for writers of all levels, including the rather wonderful 'Script Library.'
For artists of all disciplines in Scotland: sign up to get weekly, tailored opportunities straight to you inbox.
Funding, learning, mentoring, jobs, competitions, and more; opportunities for writers here in Dumfries and Galloway and for those further afield. The resource page is as rich and varied as the menu in a Barcelona tapas bar.
Writing courses and retreats in possibly the most beautiful place in the world. The site also has a solid list of opportunities and resources for writers.
A magazine for women writers, they run competitions and awards for just about every genre of writing. You'll find all sorts of helpful stuff on their site.
An independent publisher of short stories, flash fiction, and novellas, their site is well worth hanging out at if you're interested in short fiction, here's a taster: "Reflex Press launched in December 2018 as a spin-off from the Reflex flash fiction competition. After two years of running the competition and reading over three thousand pieces of flash fiction from over one thousand authors, we came to an inevitable conclusion: there is a lot of outstanding fiction being written, most of it by unpublished authors, most of whom are destined to remain unpublished. ."
Reflex Fiction, a quarterly international flash fiction competition "for stories between 180 and 360 words run by independent publisher, Reflex Press. We are always open for entries, operate a choose your own entry fee system, and offer generous cash prizes to our competition winners: Winner: £1,000 Second: £500 Third: £250 (or the equivalent in your local currency) Entry fee: Choose your own!"
Whatever you write, or want to write – especially, though not exclusively – if you are a writer living in Scotland you'll find a library's worth of help here, at the Scottish Book Trust.
Advice on the industry of writing, from blagging an agent to the business of editing, and more. Publishers of the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook, a must for any writer who's ready to publish.