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Welcome to Patchword, the on-line writers’ resource centre. We’ve been on-line since August 2000 although we had rather a hiatus in 2003 due to circumstances beyond our control.

The site is updated most months and relies on visitors to supply at least some of the content. Full details of what we are looking for can be found in the guidelines section.

Remember that you can navigate the site using the menu at the top of the page or the buttons over to the right. There is also a search facility that will look for specific text in the various sections of the site. You may also find it helpful to look at the site map to get a better idea of what is available.

If it’s writing technique you’re interested in, have a look at the Writers’ Craft section which includes both practical and theoretical articles and book reviews. Whether you hope to achieve a better understanding of different aspects of writing, or need help in getting published, you’ll find useful information here.

Over in non-fiction we have all sorts of other writing, including essays, humorous articles and anecdotes. Then there’s a section with writing for children, though we hope the adults among you will also enjoy some of these pieces.

The poetry anthology has sections for classics and contemporary poems and also for translations into English. You’ll find some old favourites here as well as names that you may not yet recognise.

We have a list of literary competitions on the diary page, and a small ads section where you can advertise your publications, workshops and festivals, services, writers’ groups etc. Please let us know if you have news of competitions or other events that you would like included. Both inclusion on the diary page and small ads are free.

The Time Out section has pages of random quotations and trivia as well as some quizzes and games. There are also some animated poems.

There is a members' area for which you have to register. Registration is free and it gives you access to a section where you can download free sound and text files. If you are a member, you can also input the details of competitions you would like to appear on the diary page.

Patchword now has its own shop. There are two sections - the general merchandising which is powered by CafePress and the Bookstore. We have teamed up with Tantamount Publishing to provide a full editorial and publishing service and these books are available to buy on-line. Payment at the Patchword Bookstore can be made using PayPal.

Our intention is to provide help for writers both for the novice and for those with experience. If you can think of any way to improve our service, please let us know.

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