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Our downloadable resources are available throughout the site on relevant sections but for convenience we have also made them all accessible via this one page.

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1001 Brilliant Writing Ideas offers teachers endless ideas and inventive suggestions, opening up new opportunities for creative writing lessons. With over a thousand different 'story-starters' across a vast range of genres and narrative styles, this versatile book provides food for thought for pupils of a wide range of ages and abilities. Read more...


A book of twelve practical steps that help to stimulate your creativity.  Read more...


Many character roles have been around since man started telling stories and Victoria Lynn Schmidt identifies 45 of these - goodies, baddies and all the supporting characters.  Read more...

Question and answer format on every aspect of creative writing. Read more...


This writing handbook contains 52 activities for writers to get out and do – from climbing a hill to visiting a favourite café, from sampling a new mode of transport to taking part in a hi-tech treasure hunt Read more...


A Better Pencil puts our complex, still-evolving hate-love relationship with computers and the internet into perspective, describing how the digital revolution influences our reading and writing practices, and how the latest technologies differ from what came before.  Read more...


Specialists from across the fast-changing world of TV, radio, film, video and interactive media have contributed behind-the-scenes advice to provide the definitive careers guide. Read more...


An award-winning psychologist and professional photographer join forces in this unique creative guide to exploring and understanding your life: who you are, what you value, and what you wish to achieve. Read more...


Packed with stimulating writing exercises, numerous quotes and over 30 extracts from literature across a wide variety of genres, the book can be followed as a complete course or dipped into throughout. Read more...

The new edition of this best-selling listing of sources of financial help for individuals. Read more...


A Place For Words is a web resource which explores the potential for
writing-based projects that meaningfully engage with the process of regeneration and place-making.
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Sarah Butler has created a new web resource, A Place For Words, which explores the potential for writing-based projects that meaningfully engage with the process of regeneration and place-making. Read more...


Stephen Wade's book is a comprehensive and valuable guide for the 'wannabe' practitioner: eighty-eight pages with chapters on 'Putting Performance Poetry in Context', 'Monitoring the Preparation Required', 'Applying Working Methods', 'Acquiring Performance Skills', 'Working With Others' and 'Resources'.  Read more...

This action plan summarise the responses made to the ACE consultation on children's literature. Read more...


This set of guidelines complements the Artsplan course of the same name, developed in partnership with Dada-South. These guidelines focus on ways in which barriers to participation can be removed for young disabled people. Read more...

In April 2006 New Writing North launched www.ackknowledgedland.com, an online literary magazine for the Northumberland region. Read more...


This report offers revealing, and sometimes challenging information to theatre companies, policy makers and those involved in generating productive working relationships between arts practitioners and the world of education. Read more...

A literary magazine based in York, UK. The magazine was initially started in order to promote creativity, equality and diversity within the literary arts in and around the York area, but its focus - and intended audience - has since become much wider.  Read more...

Free art and music downloads, what else would you expect from the UK's cultural arts magazine? Recently supported by Arts Council England, glossy arts magazine Aesthetica unveil their latest issue.  Read more...

Quarterly newsletter for writers and readers in Cumbria Read more...

Career Stories

Read our specially commissioned features in which writers and literature professionals talk frankly about their careers and how they got to where they are today.

Key UK Publishers

A & C Black
Writing handbooks and reference books including the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook

Allison & Busby
Writer’s guides such as How to Write a Blockbuster

How to Books
Writer’s guides and writer’s reference books including the Writer's Guide to Copyright
and Law by NAWE member Helen Shay

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Books on creative writing in health and social care and creative writing as therapy

Macmillan
Writer’s guides and reference books including The Writer’s Handbook. Its imprint
Macmillan New Writing publishes debut novels.

Methuen Drama
Books on drama and media including theatre studies and reference

Robert Hale Publishing
Expert guides on writing fiction, crime and comedy plus commercial writing

Palgrave Macmillan
Textbooks, journals, professional and reference books covering film, media and
culture; literature; and theatre and performance

Routledge
Writing guides, workbooks and textbooks plus books on teaching in higher education

Routledge Teachers (includes David Fulton books)
Books for teachers on creative writing and reading in the classroom

Teach Yourself Books
Books for writers include Get Started in Creative Writing