Just wanted to thank Alex Davis for the workshop I attended on Saturday at Derby Library. I stayed for the whole day though it was separated into 3 distinct sessions. I found it very useful, especially the practical exercises he gave us to do about plotting a novel.
It's always good when you make a leap in understanding because someone outside of you makes a comment about an idea. I've had this idea in my head for a couple of years about a novel I want to write, on the basis of what causes someone to kill another human being (outside of a war situation).
The exercises he took us through made something crystal clear for me because I'd been struggling with the format of how to write it.
Hmm - now that means I have to do something with it!
Alex also teaches at the Quad in Derby and is organising AltFiction.
For more information about his classes go to http://www.alexlit.co.uk/
The other aspect of the workshop I enjoyed was meeting other writers - always a cheering activity to be with those who are as mad as I am about writing. Or maybe just mad.