Welcome to our resources page! Since establishing Writers’ Essentials in 2013, we’ve worked on manuscripts ranging from Shetland folklore to South American history, and from gritty dramas to heart-warming romances. Based on our work and our interaction with writers, agents and publishers, and to go alongside our feedback and coaching services, we are developing a range of  free online writing resources to help you make your writing as good as it can be.



Novel writing: pages 1 to 384


Got a novel idea?

Our twelve part programme goes through the process of writing a novel, from conception right through to submission and beyond. 






How to Write
Harry Bingham

How Not to Write a Novel
Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman

Write to be Published
Nicola Morgan

The First Five Pages
Noah Lukeman

Is there a book in you?
Alison Baverstock

On writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King

Into the woods
John Yorke

The Seven Basic Plots
Christopher Booker

On Writing
A.L. Kennedy



The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook

The Naked Author: A Guide to Self-Publishing
Alison Baverstock