Do you find traditional investigative techniques intimidating? Does courtroom language make your head spin?
Spend some time on the sites below and you’ll be able to write about these subjects with ease! Continue reading Great Sites for Researching Law and Criminal Investigation
Wikipedia is often unreliable, but where else do we go for information? Finding accurate sources can be difficult, especially if we don’t already have some knowledge of our subject.
If this sounds familiar, fear not. We’ve rounded up a list of reliable sites you can use as starting points for deeper research. Continue reading Beyond Wikipedia – 8 Awesome Sites for Writer Research
When guns are involved in fiction, someone will probably end up injured (or worse). The severity of gunshot wounds depends on a variety of factors – read on for a brief overview that will help you portray them more accurately in your story. Continue reading Writer Research: Gunshot Wounds
Is your protagonist a former spy on the run from the government? An intrepid reporter who sticks her nose where it doesn’t belong? Guns often play a major role in contemporary fiction, especially in genres like mystery or suspense.
So how do you portray guns accurately? How do you avoid clichés and misconceptions? This primer will help you get started, covering basic terminology while debunking things you may have “learned” from the big screen.
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Soldier’s heart, shell shock, battle fatigue; there have been many names for the condition we now know as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Regardless of what we call it, PTSD has always been life changing for both the victim and their loved ones. Continue reading Writer Research: PTSD