When: Saturday, May 2nd 2020, Start Time: 14:30, End Time: 17:00
Where: The Old Brewery Burnside Place, Cromarty IV11 8XQ
- Part of:
- Crime & Thrillers Weekend
You'll learn techniques involved in building an ensemble of characters, creating or exploiting locations and generally creating a fictional sense of shared history and experience to make the series feel ‘real’.
As well as his locally set DI Alec McKay series, Alex also has continuing series set in contemporary Mongolia and Greater Manchester (as well as the first in a new series set in the Peak District which Canelo are publishing later this year), so the challenges of creating the fictional world are very different in each case.
Open to all budding writers of all levels and abilities.
Alex/Mike has worked in the oil industry, broadcasting and banking and runs a consultancy working mainly in the criminal justice sector including police, prisons and probation.
As Michael Walters, he published three crime novels set in modern-day Mongolia now republished in new re-edited editions. As Alex Walters he has written two books set in and around Manchester and featuring the undercover officer, Marie Donovan, Trust No-One and Nowhere to Hide, three books featuring DCI Kenny Murrain, Late Checkout, Dark Corners and Snow Fallen and three books set on Scotland's Black Isle featuring DI Alec McKay and DS Ginny Horton, Candles and Roses, Death Parts Us and Their Final Act. His latest novel, Winterman, a historical crime thriller set in the East Anglian fens in 1947 is now available.
After many years in Manchester, Mike now lives in Culbokie (just along the road from Cromarty!) with his wife Helen, well-known short-story writer, columnist and tutor, where together they run successful writing retreats: https://www.solusorwritingretreat.co.uk/