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Writing the Killer Crime Drama: A Hands-On Summer Workshop

At a Glance

  • Writers of all crime fiction: Thrillers, Mysteries, Procedurals, Crime Dramas, Cop & Legal Shows
  • Elevate your crime writing
  • Brainstorm, write and develop your next crime drama at hand

Writing the Killer Crime Drama: A Hands-on Summer Writing Retreat hosted by Forensic Speak author Jennifer Dornbush

Have a great crime fiction idea in mind and just need to set aside time to explore it? 

Get away from the every day distractions of life and join us for this workshop. Gather with other like-minded writers as you lay the foundations for your next crime drama. Be it TV, film, novel, or short story, you will leave this writing retreat with the skeletons of a your next story. Bring a computer, notebook, and any resource or brainstorming material you have. Work will be done individually, but the tone of the workshop will reflect that of a writer's room. All attendees are encouraged to give and take notes generously and sensitively.

At the workshop, you will explore what type of crime story is the best fit for you. You'll discover points of proof that will keep your stories fresh and captivating:

  • Study six types of evidence and apply them to your story. 
  • Develop the five essential characters every crime story must have and create a cast of characters through an in-depth character exercise. 
  • Invent strong, interesting, and entertaining sub-plots. 
  • Learn the anatomy of crime drama structure. 
  • You will also have an opportunity to get your forensic questions answered and be pointed to valuable resources.

Where

The Writers Store - 3510 West Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505 

10:30 AM - 6:00PM

Product Details

  • Date available: 06/20/2013
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

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Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

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.