Resources…

This page provides useful links to resources that readers and writers may find useful, and added to when relevant. These are personal suggestions from my own searches and experiences.

I do not benefit financially, or in any other way, from listing them here.

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D is for Dialects/Dialogue

The British Library has a British Accents and Dialects section on their website. The section has articles, teaching resources, and themes. With 77 sound recordings of speakers across the UK and selected to represent the accents and dialects across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

E is for Eye Health…

Spending time using a computer screen or any device can take a toll on eyes, and as we age various eye conditions can create difficulties. You can discover more about looking after your eyes and screen use on The College of Optometrists website.

F is for Facebook Live…

(I’ll be adding to this section.)

AskALLi Broadcasts – Although they do podcast, you can find them first on Facebook Live Video. You don’t have to be a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors to tune in, but only ALLi members can submit questions for their monthly Q&A session.

H is for Heritage…

Every September there’s a festival celebrating the history and culture of England. Museums and venues involved open their doors to visitors free of charge, including places that don’t usually open to the public. Find out more at the Heritage Open Days website.

M is for Medicine…

Medical advances across the centuries have been the difference between life and death. A Brief History of Medicine by Tim Lambert, takes the reader through the main medical achievements from the Ancient World to the early 21st century. There’s further topics with links at the bottom of the web page.

N is for Newspapers…

‘Discover History As It Happened’ describes The British Newspaper Archive perfectly ( annual, monthly or quarterly subscription packages). An ongoing digitisation of up to 40 million newspapers over ten years. The papers are from the British Library’s vast collection of newspapers. This is a searchable database. If your interest is: politics, fashion, advertisements, social or family history you’ll find interesting content.

P is for Podcasts

(A selection of podcasts recommended by readers and writers that appeared on my original blog.)

The Creative Penn – Podcasts are posted every Monday, and involve interviews, along with information on publishing options, book marketing, and inspiration. You’ll find past podcasts with the show transcript.

The Worried Writer Podcast – Although Sarah Painter is taking a break from podcasting, all episodes remain available. Authors share their advice and tips on getting the writing on the page. If you have self-doubt, or procrastinate, then this may be for you.

The Bestseller Experiment – Co-hosted by Mark Stay and Mark Desvaux. Authors guest on this podcast sharing their experiences and insights into various subjects. A variety of topics from authors and editors whose names you’ll be familiar with.

The Joined Up Writing Podcast – A show for writers and readers. There’s interviews with writers, editors, publishers and more, aimed to inspire you. There’s the main podcast, and also a shorter epilogue show of ten-minutes.

Q is Quotes…

If you’re looking for an inspirational or motivational quote, then BrainyQuote is good. You can search for quotes by named authors, or by topic. There’s even a quote of the day…

V is for Victorians…

An interesting resource for topics related to the Victorian period; history, literature, culture, and resources. It is a text heavy site with numerous links within a topic, but it’s useful for delving into for the political and social history.