Writing courses, tools and resources

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For your author website

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A selection of writing courses from our parent company, Ready Writer.

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How to write and self-publish your book
Blogging ideas for writers, authors and bloggers
How to make money from blogging

Hosting companies for your writer's website

There are loads out there. But these are the ones that we've used, and at the time of writing, can vouch for:

  1. Siteground
  2. Krystal (Sign up with Krystal using code 'B5680C83' and you get £10 credited to your account. They are a UK company, but host websites for people and businesses all over the world).

Writing tools, software and email newsletter service for writers


Bills itself as your personal writing coach. Just think of it as your grammar guru, style editor, and writing mentor in one package. 700K authors, editors and other writing professionals can't be wrong.

Email marketing/newsletters
Growing your mailing list should be your number one priority as a writer. A healthy mailing list gives a you a ready-made audience of readers and fans who want to hear from you and buy your books and services. To do that, you’ll need an email service provider.

  • Missinglettr. By far the best blog campaign tool around (and my preferred tool). It helps you drive highly strategic and targeted social campaigns for your blog for a year. It even does social media, too. Seriously, highly recommended
  • Active Campaign. If you want to scale your online business, there really is no better option than Active Campaign. It’s email marketing on speed, and really does give you more bang for your buck. 

Protect your writer's brand by registering your trade mark

The best in the business is Dale Campbell of Trademark Tribe

Mention Abidemi Sanusi of Ready Writer when you get in contact.

Book cover designer

Jo Laycock. An intuitive designer, really, one of the best. She designed the cover below. Email her, here.