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The Writers Bureau
Visit this site for full details about The Writers Bureau courses. Order a FREE prospectus or enrol online and access the first three modules immediately!


ABC Tales
This is a short story and poetry site where you can explore and develop your creative writing skills, get support from their editors, publish your short stories and poems online, get feedback and writing tips and meet fellow writers.

Encyclopaedia Britannica
Explore the updated online encyclopaedia with thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images and websites.

Famous Birthdays

Find out the birthdays of famous and historical people.

Hold the Front Page

Lists journalism jobs and awards. Includes news from the UK regional newspaper industry.

On This Day
On This Day is a showcase of some of the most significant, as well as some of the quirkier, stories broadcast by BBC News since 1950.

The Poetry Kit
Includes listings of publishers, competitions, courses, funding, events and magazines.

Public Lending Right

Provides information on the PLR scheme and gives advice on eligibility, registration and payment for the free lending of library books.

Rhyming Dictionary

A comprehensive search engine for words. It includes the functions of a rhyming dictionary, thesaurus and spelling checker.

Roget's Thesaurus

An easy-to-use website for finding synonyms and antonyms.

The Short Story

A website which aims to increase the profile, prestige and presence of the short story in our culture.

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain
Supports writers for TV, film, radio, theatre, books, online and video games.

Writing for the BBC

Champions new writing talent in film, television, radio and theatre. Tells you how to approach writing for the BBC.

You Write On

A free website sponsored by the Arts Council to help new writers develop, and to help talented writers get noticed and published.

Writing Short Fiction
This site offers advice, questionnaires and resources to aspiring writers.

Your Dictionary
A free online dictionary which gives you definitions, thesaurus entries, spelling, pronunciation and etymology results for your word.

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