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Monday, July 18, 2011
Hints and Tips: Conducting Forensic Research - A Tutorial For Mystery Writers
Hilary Conner - Forensic science and scientists are playing an increasing prominent role in mystery fiction. With the popularity of forensic themed shows like the CSI franchise, mystery fans are now much more familiar with the scientific and technological aspects of solving crimes. Whether forensic science and scientists play a small role or a prominent one in your stories, you need to develop a familiarity with the terms and concepts. Forensic research can be a great way to brainstorm for new plot, subplot, red herring and character development ideas. First, let's take a look at the various research methods, than we'll explore a few specialties within the field of forensic science and do a little creative brainstorming.