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Hello everyone, I'm Elliot and I'm new here. A few months ago I embarked on writing a crime novel, I believed I knew a decent amount about crime to be able to write it. I have read a few crime books,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stacy Oct 28, 2012.

 

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pamilar left a comment for Elliot Smith
"Hello, Am Pamilar, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something special i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. frpamilar@yahoo.co.uk"
Jan 12, 2013
Stacy replied to Elliot Smith's discussion Hello, I'm new
"Welcome, Elliott!I'm Stacy! Hope you enjoy it here!"
Oct 28, 2012
Karen Dionne replied to Elliot Smith's discussion Hello, I'm new
"Seconding David Simon's Homicide. Last spring I was under contract to write a police procedural, and it was fabulously helpful. Another writer also gave me a tip for the broad outline of a police procedural. She said in every chapter, as the…"
Oct 28, 2012
I. J. Parker replied to Elliot Smith's discussion Hello, I'm new
"Lee Lofland should be very good.  He's a cop.  And he answers questions."
Oct 27, 2012
Elliot Smith replied to Elliot Smith's discussion Hello, I'm new
"Thanks everyone, I will check out those books :)"
Oct 27, 2012
David DeLee replied to Elliot Smith's discussion Hello, I'm new
"Welcome to Crimespace, Elliot. I'd suggest you do some research into the areas of police procedure you feel you're lacking. A good start would be Lee Lofland's book…"
Oct 27, 2012
Dana King replied to Elliot Smith's discussion Hello, I'm new
"Welcome. As usual, IJ has hit the nail on the head. If you're looking to write procedurals, the cops' attitudes and personalities are going to be key. There are no better places to start than with Connie Fletcher's series (especially…"
Oct 27, 2012
I. J. Parker replied to Elliot Smith's discussion Hello, I'm new
"You will need to do the research.  There are some good books on police procedure, and there is the Internet.  In general, reading "a few" books is probably not enough.  You need to read voraciously in your genre."
Oct 27, 2012
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Hello, I'm new

Hello everyone, I'm Elliot and I'm new here. A few months ago I embarked on writing a crime novel, I believed I knew a decent amount about crime to be able to write it. I have read a few crime books, both fictional and true crime, and watched a lot of shows that deal with investigations into crimes - such as CSI and Criminal Minds. Long story short, I began writing and quickly found I had difficulty writing it as I didn't know police procedure well enough and had no idea how to guide my story…See More
Oct 26, 2012
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Oct 26, 2012

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Trying to write my first crime novel and terrible stuck.
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Zodiac - Robert Graysmith

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At 11:17pm on January 12, 2013, pamilar said…

Hello, Am Pamilar, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something special i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. frpamilar@yahoo.co.uk

 
 
 

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