I had a wonderful day yesterday at the York Railway Museum at my first SCBWI NE critique meeting, where the members made all the new scoobies feel very welcome indeed (there were several newcomers who joined in the critique sessions with feedback or observed at their first meet). It was a great event (thank you to Michael Cain and Catriona Tippin for organising and to Maureen Lynas and all the other regular members for the warm and friendly session) and I look forward to attending the next one in March. I was given some very helpful feedback on my current WIP, some useful information on plot and other elements of writing, plus details of writing groups and drama/writing events near to my area (thank you Debbie Coope and Morag Caunt). I thoroughly enjoyed hearing all the diverse and interesting writing from the talented people there and I can't wait to read more on all the WIP.
Talking of events in my area, for those of my followers who live in or near to Brighouse, there is a film screening of the award winning historical drama Mr Holmes this coming Thursday, details below: