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Forensic Fundamentals and New Trends: How To Write Authentic Crime Stories

At a Glance

  • This webinar is for writers interested in authentically and accurately using elements of forensic science in their screenplays and fiction
  • During this webinar, you’ll explore forensic science in a deep and meaningful way that will enhance and authenticate your projects
  • Gain access to what is taught in a real Forensic Science Academy and pick up writing tips screenwriting professionals use to make their crime drama scripts believable and entertaining

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Forensic science is a highly intriguing and complex field that has exploded on the screen over the last 20 years. Writers who want to incorporate authentic investigative elements often find it daunting to know where to start and struggle to sound authentic and natural when writing forensics into a script.

Jennifer will take you through a mini-forensic science program, much like the one she went through herself and that birthed her book, Forensic Speak. You’ll gain a thorough overview of the forensic field and discover the best resources out there. As you discover forensic shortcuts, you’ll shorten your research hours and gain more writing time! Most importantly, you will acquire ways to authenticate your work while keeping the entertainment value front and center.
 

You’ll leave the seminar leaps and bounds ahead in your forensic knowledge. And you’ll be equipped to take your next script from generic to exceptional!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Essentials of forensic science that will keep your stories fresh and captivating.
  • How to authenticate forensic science in your writing.
  • When it’s okay to fabricate forensic science.
  • How to write forensic science like an expert.
  • Valuable forensic science resources.
  • Forensic elements that make your story unique and memorable.
  • Your forensic questions answered!
  • Everything you need to make your next crime story a forensic success.  

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Writers who create crime dramas, procedurals, mysteries or thrillers from shows like Blue Bloods to movies like Prisoners.
  • Writers who are overwhelmed with research.
  • Writers who want to be more authentic in their voice and story telling.
  • Writers working on their first or fiftieth crime story.
  • Writers who want to jump start a new crime story.
  • Writers who want to test out these genres.
  • Writers who are having trouble making their script stand out.
  • Writers who want to gain a competitive edge.
  • Writers who want to elevate their crime writing

Participate Live or Watch Later

This webinar includes both access to the live webinar where you may interact with the presenter and the recorded, on-demand edition for your video library.  Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and the materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. In all webinars, no question goes unanswered. Attendees have the ability to chat with the instructor during the live event and ask questions. You will receive a copy of the webinar presentation in an e-mail that goes out one week after the live event. The answers to questions not covered in the live presentation will be included in this e-mail as well.

BONUS: With purchase of this webinar, you will receive 20% off of a subscription to the Screenwriting Tutorials website, which has specialized tutorials from experts that explore screenwriting topics covered nowhere else on the web!

Product Details

  • Date available: 09/10/2014
  • Publication date: 09/10/2014
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

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Meet the Author: Jennifer Dornbush

Jennifer Dornbush is a TV and film writer, crime scribe, forensic science maven, and writing instructor. When not making visits to the coroner's office or hanging out with CSIs, Jennifer is penning scripts. Jennifer and her two co-writers were awarded Humanitas' New Voices Prize and are presently developing their half-hour comedy pilot, Home Bodies. Her TV drama pilot, The Coroner's Daughter, was a second-round pick at the Austin Screenplay Competition. Prior to that she was a semi-finalist in NBC's Writers on the Verge with a one-hour procedural spec. 

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