Earlier this year, I went to the Crime and Publishment writing weekend in Gretna. For three days I learned from the likes of Matt Hilton, Sheila Quigley, Inga McVicar and Alan Guthrie. The advice they gave was priceless. It changed my writing and took it in a direction that I'm much happier with. All in all, it was a great weekend learning, socialising and making new friends.
The good news is, Crime and Publishment 2014 will be taking place in March. The programme for 2014 includes Zoe Sharp, Michael J. Malone, Chris Ewan, Inga McVicar, Darren Laws and Graham Smith.
Any budding writers, anyone who wants to improve their writing or writers who just want a pleasurable weekend in the company of like minded folk should take a look at this.
I'm going to this in 2014 and highly recommend it to everyone.