Writing PIs's Blog (12)

Our July-August blog tour for "How to Write a Dick: A Guide to Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths"

Nonfiction book "How to Write a Dick: A Guide to Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths" by Colleen Collins and Shaun Kaufman

Available on Kindle and Nook

 

We're visiting various mystery writers' and crime professionals' blogs throughout July and August, posting new articles about investigations at each blog stop (with the occasional interview). Besides reading about private investigations and meeting up with mystery writers/readers, you might…

Continue

Added by Writing PIs on July 13, 2011 at 4:43am — No Comments

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Sleuth in Your Life

We've posted our sleuth-gift ideas at our blog Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes, but the gifts might also be items that your fictional sleuth use in your stories, too. Hey, we wouldn't mind some of these gifts ourselves.


Christmas Gift Ideas for the Sleuth in Your Life:…

Continue

Added by Writing PIs on December 10, 2010 at 4:22am — No Comments

November Tip Sheet: Articles, Links. FAQs for Investigators & Writers

We posted our somewhat-monthly Tip Sheet, geared to investigators, researchers, and writers. This month we offer articles about tracing email ownership and how a bunch of Canadian PIs were hired to conduct trash hits, links to Colorado's real-time cold case file look-up and the Internet radio show "PI's Declassified," and writers' questions (and our answers) about sleuth characters eavesdropping and trespassing.… Continue

Added by Writing PIs on November 19, 2010 at 6:04am — No Comments

Answering Writers' Questions: Do DNA Samples Have to Be Perfect?

We've posted writers' questions and our answers re: DNA and private forensic labs at:


Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes:…
Continue

Added by Writing PIs on November 13, 2010 at 2:40am — No Comments

Answering Writer's Question: How Would a PI Request a Private Autopsy?

We've answered this question, with input from one of our fellow PIs who specializes in medicolegal death investigations, today at Guns, Gams, Gumshoes: http://tinyurl.com/24ecx2n

Added by Writing PIs on October 26, 2010 at 3:46am — No Comments

Answering Writers' Questions About Fraud Investigations

We've answered several writers' questions today about PIs and fraud investigations at Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes:


"Answering Writers' Questions About Fraud Investigations:…
Continue

Added by Writing PIs on October 13, 2010 at 2:18am — No Comments

Another Summer of Surveillances: What We Learned This Year


Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes (our sister blog): http://tinyurl.com/24xgkjh

Added by Writing PIs on September 13, 2010 at 5:03am — No Comments

Interviewing Witnesses: A Key Skill for Your Fictional Sleuths!

As guests at SavvyAuthors today, we've posted a blog for writers about interviewing witnesses. Having interviewed hundreds of witnesses both in our investigations agency, as well as Shaun in his 17 years as a trial attorney, we offer an overview of interview vs interrogation, rules on interviewing, the myth of "off the record," and techniques for interviewing both talkative and reticent witnesses.… Continue

Added by Writing PIs on September 1, 2010 at 2:41am — No Comments

Writing a Scene Where Your Sleuth Is Conducting a Summer Surveillance? Think About Health Concerns

We just wrapped up one of several surveillances in sizzling summer temperatures--thought we'd share a few thoughts and links with writers whose characters might also be sitting in hot cars while watching their targets.…





Continue

Added by Writing PIs on August 21, 2010 at 2:58am — No Comments

The Write Mind: Simple, but not easy

We at Writing PIs dig Dennis Palumbo. Eons ago, I worked on a flailing TV sitcom that sputtered and died its first year, but it opened the door to a decades-long acquaintance with Dennis Palumbo, who eventually wrote the screenplay for "My Favorite Year" and soon after, became a therapist specializing in creative issues. He also writes mystery short stories and novels, as well as a handy non-fiction book "Writing from the Inside Out: Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer… Continue

Added by Writing PIs on June 7, 2010 at 5:59am — No Comments

Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes: What's the Importance of a Crime Scene?

We posted a new blog today at our Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes site on the importance of a crime scene, slanted toward private investigators and crime scenes. Check it out, drop a question or comment, we'd love to hear from readers.


Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes: What's the Importance of a Crime…
Continue

Added by Writing PIs on May 2, 2010 at 6:47am — No Comments

Monthly tip sheet for PIs, legal professionals, writers, others

We post a monthly investigative tip sheet with FAQs, articles, and research links. This month we answered writers' questions on cell phone spyware, what's public vs private property in terms of where one sits their trash cans (think "trash hits" for stories), an article on surveillance vs. stalking (with examples from recent cases where PIs were found innocent, and guilty, of stalking), and several links for research, including one to a forensic cell phone expert/PI's blog.



H.E.L.P.… Continue

Added by Writing PIs on December 29, 2009 at 11:06am — No Comments

CrimeSpace Google Search

© 2019   Created by Daniel Hatadi.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service