Mark Young's Blog – November 2010 Archive (2)

Police Snapshots for Novelists: Traffic Stops Are Deadly Business

A traffic stop for most motorists is an irritating experience: a red light flashes in your rear window and a police car trails behind with emergency lights flashing. You steal a glance at the speedometer and realized you just messed up. One moving violation ticket coming your way. Now… Continue

Added by Mark Young on November 13, 2010 at 12:01pm — 2 Comments

Novelists Break The Law

Want to kill the action in your crime story? Let the main character announce they’re going to get a search warrant before barging into the killer’s apartment. Audiences hiss and groan. Writers want to slink back into the shadows. They know ‘waiting for paper’ is a real time waster and a fast way to kill your story.…

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Added by Mark Young on November 4, 2010 at 3:06am — 1 Comment

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