Firstly, an apology for being out of touch awhile, but I had some family issues to deal with.
Forgive me for not going into detail, but they're still raw. I'll be marking what happened in the dedication of the new tvdetective book, The Balance of Guilt, which is due out in Sept, but for now I'd like to just try to get on with life. I know you'll understand.
The main point of this post is that I wanted to mention the Crime Writing Workshop I'm doing as part of Oxfam's Bookfest. It's in a couple of weeks time in Exeter, full details are on the news and events page - www.thetvdetective.com/news.html
I've been thinking about what to cover, and I hope I can make it interesting and fun as well. I'll be looking at characterisation, and how to make imaginary people feel convincing in print, as well as the importance of a sense of place in a book, how to make a novel pacey, and plots and subplots too.
There's plenty to work through, but I'm getting a feel of how it's going to go and think it should be an entertaining evening - or perhaps I mean I hope?!
Be all that as it may, the event is being held to raise money for Oxfam's wonderful work, so if you think you can come along, please do.