Body Trauma: A Writer’s Guide to Wounds and Injuries Get It Write

Body trauma explains what happens to body organs and bones maimed by accident or intent and the small window of opportunity for emergency treatment. Use these facts to bring added realism to your stories and novels. Research what happens in a hospital operating room and the personnel who initiate treatment.

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The Writer's Guide to Weapons: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction

When it comes to writing weapons, most authors shoot from the hip--and miss. The writer's guide to Weapons will help you hit your target every time. Firearms and knives have starring roles in a wide range of genres--crime, mystery, Western, war, thriller, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of weapons in novels and film are pure fiction.

Knowing the difference between a shotshell and a slug, a pistol and a revolver, or a switchblade and a butterfly knife is essential for imbuing your story with authenticity--and gaining popularity with discerning readers. Inside you'll find:an in-depth look at the basics of firearms and knives: how they work, what they look like, why they work, and how to depict them accurately in your stories.

The biggest weapons myths in fiction, TV, and film. A surefire guide for choosing the correct weapon for your characters, strength, no matter their skill level, or background. A review of major gun and knife laws, weapons safety tips, and common police tactics. The hit list, " showcasing the most popular weapons for spies, gangsters, gunslingers, detectives, military characters, and more.

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Violence: A Writer's Guide

A world where lives are changed forever in a few desperate seconds. Bad things happen in the real world. It's the real world. For writers who write about violence. This book is for writers who write about assault, war, fighting, and other conflict. Violence: a writer's guide Second Edition introduces writers to a world of terror, pain and blood.

A world where innocent people, thrive, heroes, and the most depraved criminals live, suffer and die in a constant struggle for survival. This is your world.

Police Procedure & Investigation: A Guide for Writers Howdunit

Not everything you see on your favorite crime show is accurate. In fact, a lot of it is flat out wrong. Now you can benefit from his years of experience with Police Procedure & Investigation. This comprehensive resource includes:more than 80 photographs, tools of the trade, con air procedures, illustrations, including accounts of arrests, death penalty executions, crime scene investigation techniques, drug busts, and moreFirst-person details from the author about his experiences as a detective, and charts showing everything from defensive moves used by officers to prison cells and autopsiesDetailed information on officer training, and criminal encountersPolice Procedure & Investigation is the next best thing to having a police detective personally assigned to your book! Used book in Good Condition.

Police procedure & investigation helps you get your facts straight about the inner workings of law enforcement. With a career in law enforcement that spanned nearly two decades, author Lee Lofland is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedures and crime scene investigations who consults regularly with best-selling authors and television producers.


Deadly Doses: A Writer's Guide to Poisons Howdunit Series

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Howdunit Forensics

Used book in Good Condition. Just because you don't have all the tools and training of a full-time medical examiner doesn't mean you can't learn your way around a crime scene. In forensics, award-winning author and TV show consultant D. P. Used book in Good Condition. Lyle, M. D. How the science works, takes each area of forensics—from fingerprint analysis to crime scene reconstruction—and discusses its development, how it helps in crime solving, and how you as a writer might use this technique in crafting your plot.

. This comprehensive reference guide includes:real-life case files and the role forensic evidence played in solving the crimesA breakdown of the forensics system from its history and organization to standard evidence classification and collection methodsDetailed information on what a dead body can reveal—including the cause, tire impressions, and manner of deathThe actual steps taken to preserve a crime scene and the evidence that can be gathered there, mechanism, documents, such as bloodstains, fingerprints, and moreForensics is the ultimate resource for learning how to accurately imbue your stories with authentic details of untimely demises.


Cause of Death : A Writer's Guide to Death, Murder and Forensic Medicine Howdunit Series

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The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Psychological Trauma

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way.

Used book in Good Condition. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, alter what they believe, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story. Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help.

With its easy-to-read format and over 100 entries packed with information, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus is a crash course in psychology for creating characters that feel incredibly real to readers. Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. Inside, personality shifts, and dysfunctional behaviors that can arise from different painful events•an extensive analysis of character arc and how the wound and any resulting unmet needs fit into it•Techniques on how to show the past experience to readers in a way that is both engaging and revelatory while avoiding the pitfalls of info dumps and telling•A showcase of popular characters and how their traumatic experiences reshaped them, you’ll find:•A database of traumatic situations common to the human experience•An in-depth study on a wound’s impact, lies, including the fears, leading to very specific story goals•A Backstory Wound Profile tool that will enable you to document your characters’ negative past experiences and the aftereffects Root your characters in reality by giving them an authentic wound that causes difficulties and prompts them to strive for inner growth to overcome it.


Just the Facts, Ma'am: A Writer's Guide to Investigators and Investigation Techniques Howdunit

With practical information and extensive detail, interview witnesses, former PI Fallis uses real-life scenarios to show writers how investigative professionals gather evidence, determine motives and find the answers they seek. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.


Murder One: A Writer's Guide to Homicide Howdunit Series

Writer's reference. Used book in Good Condition. Provides an overview of murder and how to use it in stories and novels, cover-up crimes, crimes of passion, weapons, including information on different types of murders, and organized crime hits Used book in Good Condition. A writer's guide to homicide. Used book in Good Condition.


The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression Second Edition

The bestselling emotion thesaurus, often hailed as “the gold standard for writers” and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 55 new entries! One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way.

It includes:body language cues, thoughts, in its easy-to-navigate list format, will inspire you to create stronger, and visceral responses for 130 emotions that cover a range of intensity from mild to severe, providing innumerable options for individualizing a character’s reactionsA breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome themAdvice on what should be done beforedrafting to make sure your characters’ emotions will be realistic and consistent Instruction for how to show hidden feelings and emotional subtext through dialogue and nonverbal cuesAnd much more!The Emotion Thesaurus, fresher character expressions and engage readers from your first page to your last.

Used book in Good Condition. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, nodding, and they end up smiling, and frowning too much. If you need inspiration for creating characters’ emotional responses that are personalized and evocative, this ultimate show-don’t-tell guide for emotion can help.

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