Crime-Writing Seminar for One or Two February 5–6 from Crime Writers Consultations (Up to 64% Off)


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Budding novelists and screenwriters converge for two days of spine-tingling instruction at the Writers' Homicide School seminar, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on February 5–6 at the ArcLight Theatres Hollywood. Led by 22-year veteran of the San Bernadino County Sheriff's department, writers get an insider's perspective on homicide-investigation techniques and law-enforcement procedures to write a realistic crime story.

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In an interview with NPR Sergeant Derek Pacifico didn’t have any trouble listing common inaccuracies on TV cop shows. He pointed out that the officers never touch the crime scene, nor do the suspects often invoke the right to remain silent. The sergeant should know—as a 22-year vet of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, he’s worked on nearly 200 homicide investigations.

To help writers get their facts straight, Derek created Crime Writers Consultations. At his two-day Writers' Homicide School, adapted from curricula for actual homicide detectives, Derek covers everything from accurate interrogation techniques to authentic police dialogue. Derek also provides more individual assistance, consulting novelists and screenwriters over the phone to help them develop their fictions realistically. He even stops by TV and film sets to assist with particular scenes and to make sure the TV sheriffs' badge props are shiny enough.

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Veteran of San Bernardino County Sheriff's department teaches writers law-enforcement procedures to help them write realistic crime stories

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