Howdunit: Book of Poisons
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Mystery, thriller, and suspense writers have long turned to the Writer's Digest Howdunit series to find the accurate, detailed information that adds credibility to their work. In Book of Poisons, the first book in the new series, beginning and veteran writers will find the information they need to make their novel or short story compelling and realistic.
Whether you have hopes of becoming a screenwriter for a show like Grey's Anatomy, a crime novelist, or a short story author, you'll reach for this book over the technical medical references you've been used to wading through. The authors include chapters dedicated to explaining symptoms, administration, reaction time, and toxicity levels of everything from the classic cyanide and strychnine to household poisons, deadly plants, insects, snakes, medicine, industrial poisons, street drugs, chemical and biological weapons, and much more. Wherever possible, they've added bits of information that could provide even more interesting details for your lucky—and unlucky—characters. A glossary of medical terms and a handy cross-reference makes research fast and easy.
Today's savvy agents easily spot inaccuracies in a novel or short story submission. Get your facts straight by using Howdunit: The Book of Poisons. Otherwise, your manuscript will meet the trashcan faster than a dose of arsenic—without the old lace.
- Publisher Writer's Digest Books
- Date available: 01/09/2007
- Publication date: 01/09/2007
- Return policy: 30 days
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Meet the Author: Anne Bannon
Anne Bannon has written for magazines and newspapers across the country, including Emergency Physicians Monthly and Homeland Protection Professional.
Meet the Author: Serita Stevens
Serita Stevens is a registered nurse who works as a clinical director and as a legal nurse investigator on medical-related cases. She also helps film companies medically bullet proof their scripts, and her book, The Forensic Nurse, has been optioned for a TV show.
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