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Here are some useful website and writers' group links.

First, writers' circles in Beds, Herts and Bucks:

Bedford Writers' Circle, BEDS
Bishop's Stortford Scribblers, HERTS
Email for details:
Chiltern Writers, Wendover, BUCKS
Hertford Writers' Circle, HERTS
Email for details:
Leighton Buzzard Writers, BEDS
Harrow Writers, NW London (not quite 3 Counties but near enough!)
Speakeasy, Milton Keynes Writers' Circle, BUCKS
Tring Writers' Circle, HERTS
>Verulam Writers' Circle, St Albans, HERTS
Ware Poets, HERTS
Use link on their sponsor site:
Watford Writers, HERTS

Now for other useful sites:

Fun Stuff
Fun book title success scorer - take with pinch of salt!
Writing fantasy? Try this exam out on your story.

Getting Published
On the Survival of Rats in the Slush Pile An editor's (perhaps a tad jaded) viewpoint on why you need an agent

National Association of Writers in Education
Crime Writers' Association of authors and events

Writing Courses/Festivals/Workshops
Swanwick Writers' Summer School
Chorleywood Literary Festival
BBC Get Writing site for mini-courses and useful info

Poetry books, magazines, events and competitions can be found here.
The UK Poetry Society
Comprehensive poetry writing site
Find a poet or specific poem
Another useful poetry resource weblink site.
Ultimate Poetry Resource Guide

The Godfather of Creative Non-Fiction - Lee Gutkind
How to become a ghostwriter
Advice on freelance copywriting
Getting Started in Travel Writing
Top 10 Blog Writing Tips

Writing a theatre play? Two useful sites.
Writing Film Scripts

Bridport Writing Competitions
Short story info, competitions and radio publication Short Stories

How not to write a steamy romance
What is Literary Fiction?
You Can Write a Mystery - useful course by crime writer Gillian Roberts
Free but comprehensive course on how to write science fiction
Before writing comedy, you need to watch the experts in action

Writing Technique
>Point of View Explained
Common Grammatical Mistakes