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Forensic Speak: How to Write Realistic Crime Dramas

Forensic Speak: How to Write Realistic Crime Dramas
Your Price: $39.95 CDN
Author: Jennifer Dornbush
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 264
Pub. Date: 2013
ISBN-10: 1615931317
ISBN-13: 9781615931316

About the Book:

It's all in the details... How to Write Realistic Crime Dramas

Crime stories have always intrigued viewers and storytellers. Today, crime shows rule the airwaves and there is truly a procedural drama out there for every personality – and every writer. But the television or movie screen is the closest most people will ever come to witnessing the forensic world. Not Jennifer Dornbush – she actually lived it. As a daughter of a medical examiner, whose office was in her home, she investigated her first fatality, an airplane crash, when she was 8 years-old. Since that first case she has had decades of on-sight experience in death investigation and 360 hours of forensic training through the Forensic Science Academy.

Forensics finally explained in lay people's terms. Born out of her real-life experiences, Forensic Speak unlocks the secrets of forensic science for writers and fans alike by taking you behind the crime tape, lab doors, and into the morgue, to learn how things are really handled. Over 300+ forensic terms. A filmography of 100 film and TV examples and 80 additional resources. Forensic Speak provides writers direct access to hundreds of ways to make your crime writing more authentic.

What people say:

"If you write TV or films about crime, Forensic Speak is as indispensable as a laptop and a cup of coffee. Dornbush writes about forensics in a way you can understand well enough to make her genius your own. It's like cheating, without the guilt." — Liz Garcia, executive producer/co-creator Memphis Beat and Cold Case

"Forensic Speak cuts through the technical complexities of forensic science to carve a clear path for procedural writers, whether aspiring or experienced." — Chris Levinson, writer/executive producer Law & Order

"I've been writing procedurals for over ten years and I've read every forensic reference out there, so believe me when I say Forensic Speak is the only one you'll ever need." — Brian Davidson, writer/producer CSI: Miami

About the Author:

Jennifer Dornbush has published more than 100 articles, and has written short films and documentaries, a children's book, and a dozen film and TV scripts. She has also been a forensic consultant for writers on Beauty & The Beast, Deception, Hawaii Five-O, Leverage, Prison Break, Rectify, Revolution, Suits, White Collar, & Conviction.