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Writers Online Services

Wise up to Copyright

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Superb new feature on the ALCS (Authors Licensing and Collecting Society) which guides you through the ins and outs of copyright.

Rare Books

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International UK-based service for finding difficult-to-locate books. www.scfordham.com

Rate My Story

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New writers' site where you can upload your work and receive comment, whilst commenting on other people's. http://ratemystory.net/word/?page_id=2

Screenwriting site

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Alex Epstein’s site about his book offers many tips for the aspiring screenplay writer, including a screenplay evaluation service at www.craftyscreenwriting.com.

BBC Writers' Forum

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There are pages of advice and plenty of contacts. The site provides useful information on writing for radio and TV as well as guidelines on submitting material in their WritersRoom.

Secret Attic

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New site run by a group of writers and artists which offer regular competitions. http://www.secretattic.com

The Biography Club

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A newly-launched venture for book lovers and budding writers which specialises in biographies. The website features new book releases, news reports from the world of biographies, interviews, a chatroom, online seminars and advice pieces from authors, but you have to register (for free) to join in. www.thebiographyclub.com

Shooting People

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UK filmmakers network for members which offers daily bulletins for filmmakers, screenwriters and for casting. Also has own list of short guides to aspects of making films. http://www.shootingpeople.org

Book 2 Book: Book Info

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Useful up-to-the-minute book trade news site and directory from the UK www.booktrade.info

TwelvePoint.com

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New subscription site for scriptwriters, promising helpful articles from the insiders who founded Scriptwriting magazine and help with the business side of writing scripts and screenplays.

http://www.twelvepoint.com/

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