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#CWM2012 Crime Writing Tips – No. 7

#CWM2012 crime writing tip number 7 is all about forensics:


Do as I say not as TV’s Silent Witness does. Research your forensics to ensure reality prevails. Readers know that specialisms exist so don’t make your pathologist the ‘multi-purpose’ variety. And don’t make your SOCO an expert in diseases.

One comment on “#CWM2012 Crime Writing Tips – No. 7

  1. Clarissa Draper
    May 28, 2012

    I love Silent Witness, however, I know that pathologists don’t try to solve all the murders.

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