Richard Hill


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  • Social Media

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

  • Writing Resources

  • Writers Online Helping you become a better writer.
  • National Centre for Writing
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Writing: 8 Tips for Starting a Writing Career
  • The Poetry Foundation
  • Writer’s Digest: Write Better, Get Published
  • Transforming Personal Story Into Memoir A Free Masterclass
  • How to start writing a novel
  • How to Write a Novel in 10 Steps: Complete Writing Guide
  • 25 rules for writing a novel, by Matt Haig
  • 11 Tips for Writing Better Poetry Written by the MasterClass staff
  • How to Write Poetry Creative Writing Now
  • How to Write a Poem: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Ten tips for writing a play for radio BBC
  • BBC Radio Play Format: Scene Style

    YouTube Videos:

    (Some videos are preceded by an advert, some of which you can skip)
  • How to start Creative Writing
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Writing
  • Improve your Writing Show, Not Tell
  • 5 tips to improve your writing
  • Stephen King on writing Why he never uses a notebook and other tips from the top!
  • How to Write a Poem
  • Everything you need to write a poem (and how it can save a life)
  • Writing for Radio Advice from the team in BBC Radio Drama North
  • Scripting a Radio Drama War of the Worlds example, The Suspension of Disbelief
  • How to write a Radio Play


  • Local arts, creative organisations etc.

  • Slough Writers(Group).
  • The Curve - Slough.
  • Old Court Windsor (Windsor Arts Centre).
  • Norden Farm - (Centre for the Arts).
  • Resource Productions (Slough) .
  • Slough Arts Festival.
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    Things and stuff I like!

  • Eye Level The Simon Park Orchestra (The music I used for the introduction of 'Concert of the Zodiacs').
  • Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute Band).
  • Chess - The Concert.
  • !Daft! (Queen Tribute Band).
  • Gogglebox Channel 4.
  • Hunting of the Snark - Royal Albert Hall.
  • Leonard Cohen.
  • Mike Oldfield - (Tubular Bells III - World Premiere. I was there!)
  • Pet Shop Boys.It's a Sin (Soundtrack).
  • Pink Floyd.
  • Tom Paxton.
  • War of the Worlds - Stage Show
  • Wise the Music.
  • Friends of Slough Canal.
  • Friends of Slough Canal (Facebook).
  • Mike Swift Photographer.
  • Terry Adlam Comedy Writer and Chair of Slough Writers.
  • Dogs Trust (Harefield).
  • Pine Ridge Dog Sanctuary (Ascot).
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    Websites that interest me.

  • Age UK.
  • Atrial Fibrillation Association.
  • British Heart Foundation.
  • Diabetes UK.
  • Kidney Care UK.
  • Mind (Mental Health).
  • National Kidney Association
  • RLS-UK (Restless Leg Syndrome).
  • Stroke Association
  • NHS Links:
  • Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease.
  • Clinical Depression.
  • Coronary Heart Disease.
  • Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome.
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    LGBTQ+ Links

  • Two Brewers. Proudly serving the LGBTQIA+ community since 1981. Clapham High Street, London SW9. (Where Simon and I met in 1983.)
  • The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. The Royal Vauxhall Tavern was built in 1865 and has been known as an LGBTQ+ cabaret venue since the 1980s.
  • BBC Gay Britannia. (A season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967).
  • BBC Four Queers. (Eight short monologues in response to the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act).
  • Channel Four Gay to Z Introducing six young people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). Each faces very different issues, some of which relate to their sexual orientation and others that are just part of growing up.
  • Channel Four 50 Shades of Gay Rupert Everett explores how gay life has changed since male homosexuality was decriminalised in England and Wales in 1967.

    Gay Life - LWT documentary series from the 1980's:-

  • Episode 1 - Security Vetting and Gays in the Civil Service.
  • Episode 2 - Male Gay Lifestyles.
  • Episode 3 - Child Custody and Adoption.
  • Episode 4 - Police Harassment and Entrapment of Gay Men.
  • Episode 5 - Gay Relationships and Gay Weddings.
  • Episode 6 - Gay Teachers
  • Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline.
  • Support U LGBT+ Help and support in the Thames Valley Area.
  • Stonewall.
  • The Proud Trust. Home of LGBT+ Youth
  • LGBT Consortium.
  • LGBT Foundation.
  • Age UK. Advice for LGBT older people.
  • Age UK. LGBT rights for older people in partnership.
  • MindOut Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Mental Health Service.
  • Consortium Supports LGBT+ Groups and Organisations for Stronger LGBT+ Communities.
  • ILGA WORLD The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.
  • Opening Doors A charity providing activities, events, information and support services specifically for LGBTQ+ people over 50.
  • BlackOut UK is a not-for-profit social enterprise run and owned by a volunteer collective of black gay men.
  • Government information and links to services and guidance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

    LGBTQ+ Magazines

  • Attitude magazine.
  • Out magazine.
  • Gay Times magazine.
  • Pink News.

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