Here's a selection of links that I'd highly recommend visiting:

Past Times Books is a website run by and dedicated to writers who are passionate about history. Here you can find author biographies and an in-depth look at their works, categorised into particular periods of history, plus interviews, reviews and a well kept and interesting blog.

Past Times Books


You Write Online is a must-visit resource for those of you who are looking to develop your writing skills and to gain feedback from a constructive, warm and friendly crowd. There are published writers on there as well as beginners. They've helped me immensely and they can help you too.

Update: sadly, this fine website has fallen out of use. The good news is that the friendly and helpful crowd from the site are now active and chatty members of twitter, facebook, et al, happy to offer advice and support!