The Romantic Novelists' AssociationThe RNA works to enhance and promote the various types of romantic and historical fiction, to encourage good writing in all its many varieties, to learn more about our craft, and help readers enjoy it. Romantic Fiction covers an enormous range, from short stories through category romance and much of women's fiction, to the classics. Most of these novels are written and read mainly by women, although the Association has a number of very successful male authors.
Hilary JohnsonA proven reading/criticism service for novelists, writers of short stories and children's books. Also authors of full-length non-fiction.Specialist advice available for science fiction/ fantasy, radio/TV/film scripts and poetry.Her objective is to help writers achieve publication. She can't, alas, wave a magic wand for every aspiring author, but we can provide a thorough, practical and frank criticism,explain what is needed to give a typescript commercial appeal, show how to submit a professional-looking typescript, give authors of outstanding talent a direct route to a leading literary agent.
Marjacq ScriptsMarjacq was founded in 1984 by the late George Markstein, originator of The Prisoner TV series, and Jacqui Lyons, who heads the company. The Marjacq Micro team comprises Jacqui Lyons, Managing Director; Nick Dawson, technical consultant; Guy Herbert, commercial consultant; and Julie Man. Marjacq Scripts is headed by Philip Patterson. Luke Speed, whose background is in the film industry, took on the film/tv side of the agency in 2002.www.marjacq.com
Black Country Living MuseumDiscover a fascinating world when you visit Britain's friendliest open-air museum. The Museum occupies a 26 acre urban heritage park in the shadow of Dudley Castle.Historic buildings from all around the Black Country have been moved and authentically rebuilt at the Museum to create a tribute to the traditional skills and enterprise of the people that once lived in the heart of industrial Britain.Electric tramcars and trolleybuses transport visitors back in time from the modern exhibition halls to the canal-side village. Where costumed demonstrators and working craftsmen bring the buildings to life with their local knowledge, practical skills and unique Black Country Humour.
St John's Church Preservation GroupSt John's Church in Kates Hill, Dudley, was closed down in 2002 and is currently under threat possibly of demolition. The St John's Church Preservation Group, under the chairmanship of Debbie Brownlee, is poised to campaign to save it. The group is looking for as many supporters as possible and especially people who may be able to bring particular talents, expertise, or contacts to the group. The group's website is at www.savestjohnschurch.zoomshare.com.The church features strongly in Nancy’s novel The Dressmaker’s Daughter