Thanks to all those who came along to the Crime Writing Workshop last night. I had a great time, and more importantly, I'm glad you did. We can also be proud in raising some money for Oxfam and their work to alleviate poverty across the world, a very fine cause.
I can now reveal I was rather nervous about the whole event. Firstly, I've done little in the way of trying to give people tips on how to write a book before, so it was a new experience for me. Secondly, there's always that lingering question - who am I to try to teach?!
However! I was delighted by the kind feedback (and the reassurances that it was genuine), to the extent that I'd be very happy to hold another workshop, if anyone is interested. If you want to get in touch, about that or anything else, you can do so via the contact page - www.thetvdetective.com/contact.html
Last night was beneficial to me in another way, too. It's often said that you learn as much as the people you're trying to teach when you attempt to pass on some thinking or experiences. That was certainly the case with me. Preparing for the workshop made me think in detail about how a book works, and what the ingredients for a successful novel are.
I shall diligently attempt to apply those lessons in my future scribblings!