Swanwick Writers’ Summer School (http://www.swanwickwritersschool.org.uk)
Week-long residential writing extravaganza including specialist and short courses, entertainment and a whole host of friends.
The Write Retreat, Brittany (http://www.thewriteretreat.com)
Run by Katherine Bolton, a wonderful solace away from it all in a beautiful corner of France. The space is perfect for conjuring all manner of stories.
Catherine Ryan Howard (http://catherineryanhoward.com)
Full of tips about self-publishing, from creating and formatting your documents, to finding a good editor and marketing your finished books.