Writing can be a solitary business, but I have been lucky enough to have received some much-needed support, guidance and advice from a number of talented and helpful people.  Here are some links to their websites:

THE COMPLETE CREATIVE WRITING COURSE.  Top-quality creative writing courses at the Groucho Club in Soho and other central London venues.
MONIACK MHOR.  Creative Writing Centre in the beautiful Scottish Highlands
BLOODY SCOTLAND.  Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival
CRIME AND PUBLISHMENT.  Creative writing course on the outskirts of Gretna Green.