Recommended Writing Books & Websites



Here are Andrea's best writing book recommendations. All of them are incredibly useful if you want to be published or become a better writer or poet. Also scroll down for writing, poetry and self-publishing websites.


Andrea's bestselling book Writers and artists 'bible' Good for children's writers The No 1 writing bestseller

Best-selling guide Fantastic for children's writers For ebook writers Info for freelance writers

Great poetry
writing book
Read & write poetry Great for novel writers Current bestseller


If you're a writer then take a look at these wonderful websites: 

General Writing Sites
Writing for Children
Children's Poetry Self-Publishing Sites

Society of Authors

UK authors professional association


Brilliant site for writers, parents and teachers
plus links to well-known author sites

 The Poetry Zone

Great resources &
poet interviews. Kids can submit
their own poems

Create, publish and sell your book here

Writing World

Hints, tips, links, articles

Write 4 Kids

US site for children's

Rhyme Zone

Find the rhyme
for any word

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
Self-publish ebooks free with Amazon Kindle

Explore Writing

Informative site 

Writing World - children

Hints, tips, links & articles


Well chosen writing resources

UK Children's Books

Directory of author and illustrator websites

Behind the Name

Perfect if you need a character name

Origins, statistics and popularity of given names and surnames. Trending names and names by decade & region.



New Writing North

For writers in the north of England







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