Writer's Homicide School
Whether your story requires a true-to-life representation of the world of law enforcement, the criminal underworld, or both, then you need to attend The Writers Homicide School.
In the competitive world of crime drama development and writing, the life and death of your story depends on authentic detail. In this 2-day intensive workshop, veteran homicide detective, Sgt. Derek Pacifico, presents an illuminating and informative look into the real lives of homicide detectives—and the complex, fascinating and dangerous world in which they live, work and survive.
Sgt. Pacifico draws from his extensive experience in law enforcement, homicide investigation, police interrogation and officer training to help writers of film, television and novels develop stories, characters and dialog with an authentic edge. This 2-day course for writers (born from the curriculum of the 2-week Homicide School that Pacifico designed for actual California homicide detectives) delivers a wealth of content, context, insight and advice, covering the following topics:
- The art and science of homicide investigation
- Developing true-to-life characters and dialogue
- Authentic police and criminal vernacular
- Breaking down the crime scene
- Accurate portrayal of police procedure
- The mind of the murderer
- Navigating inter- and intra-departmental politics, conflict and collaboration
- Expert police interrogation techniques
- The true trails, tribulations, and rewards in the daily (and nightly) life of a detective
- Crime Scene Investigation technology and techniques
- The truth about shoot outs, car chases, police weaponry and blood spatter
...and much, much more.
Private and On-Set Consultations available to Writers, Directors & Producers
Want your actors to walk, talk, dress, drive and shoot like real cops? From pre-production consultations to on-set assistance and training, Crime Writers Consultations will ensure accuracy, authenticity and continuity throughout your project. Sign up for a Writers Homicide School in your area or contact Sgt. Pacifico directly at www.crimewritersconsultations.com to schedule a private consultation.
See a piece of the action at the last Writer's Homicide School
ArcLight Theatres Hollywood
6360 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
- No lunch service provided, but loads of available restaurants within walking distance.
- Private consultations available after class each day at a discounted rate, please visit www.crimewritersconsultations.com for further information
"Your class was amazing. The insight and clarity you provide on police procedure, interrogation techniques, and seemingly everything else connected with the committing and solving of a murder/homicide will make every writer's job infinitely easier. Your presentation is not only fun and informative, its also perfectly organized to help both the veteran and beginning writer understand both sides of the crime -- the investigative detective and the perp (east coast) or the suspect (west coast..Learned that in your seminar!). Thanks for everything." - Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr./ Emmy Award winning writer for Days of Our Lives
"The class was definitely an eye opener. It's amazing how we authors pen things incorrectly in our novels...I would recommend this class to any aspiring or published author writing genres where there are crime/murders and/or investigations and interrogations taking place. It's packed with real information, some of which will stun you." - Suspense Magazine, 2012
"Sgt. Pacifico is a truly talented speaker and gifted teacher. Sure, you can sit at home and learn about police procedure and investigation, but nothing compares to seeing and hearing the actual details of a murder case first hand. I had to cover my eyes for some of the photos but otherwise perfect! During the two day seminar, we were able to ask questions and discuss issues with a veteran homicide investigator and there aren't too many opportunities to do that. To spend this much time with police detectives, I would've had to commit a felony and get arrested!" - Carol Rotundo, Author
“Great unique class. There's nowhere else to get this quality information. Certainly not from a textbook.” - Stephen Myers, A.C.E.
"I cannot tell you how many times cops cringe at the technical inaccuracies offered up in movies and TV programs that depict Hollywood’s interpretation of the profession. It can be disgusting sometimes to watch. After meeting Derek and going through his program that day, I just knew this guy was a true professional. His program and technical expertise could make a difference with actors and writers in the way they portray the stories of law enforcement." - Dean Galvin, Author
“Great balance between a cops perspective and teacher personality. I had a lot of questions and was happy to have a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment in which to ask.” - Diane Vallere, author
- Date available: 08/28/2013
- Publication date: 08/07/2012
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Meet the Author: Sgt. Derek Pacifico
Sgt. Derek Pacifico, is a 22-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, having spent 6 years working nearly 200 murders, officer involved shootings and other suspicious deaths in the Sheriff's Homicide Detail. Through the courses he has developed, written and instructed for the California law enforcement community, Sgt. Pacifico has trained cops to be better cops. Now, at The Writers Homicide School, he can help you to write cops better.
Sgt. Derek Pacifico, is an accessible crowd pleaser and dynamic speaker. His lectures for Sisters In Crime, the California Crime Writers Conference and Scriptwriters Network at CBS Studios i...