The best thing I did when I decided to take my writing a little more seriously was to join the British chapter of this organisation - www.britishscbwi.org
I've learnt so much more about the craft of story telling, met fellow writers, illustrators, agents and editors, joined a critique group and simply gained so many like-minded friends, writing is not the lonely hobby it used to be!
National charity that aims to get everyone reading for pleasure. Works hard to make sure every child in the country has access to books.
An international charity aiming to increase access to books and supporting literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa.
Toppsta is a children’s book review website where children and parents read and review children’s books and share their recommendations with each other.
They say : 'We are currently the largest community of its kind in the UK (with over 20,000 Facebook fans) and we were the exclusive partner for World Book Day book reviews this year. Our goal is to help make it easier for children, parents and teachers to find great books and we are reaching out to schools, libraries, authors and related websites to help spread the word.'
You can even find out what readers think about my books! https://toppsta.com/authors/profile/julie-fulton
My publisher - lots of great picture books and early readers plus activity sheets to download and teacher resource packs!
A brilliant resource for aspiring writers of all ages, with useful links to topics such as writing prompts, brainstorming, research and editing. Packed with information and well worth a look. Thank you to Amelia who brought this site to my attention.