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January 23, 2021

Live Course

January 23, 2021 -  Criminal Investigations: Writing Believable Make-Believe : This daylong live and interactive seminar features detailed instruction in cyber crime and security, crime scene mapping using lasers and drones, sexual assault investigations. As a bonus, USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Lisa Regan tells how to use the elements of fiction to craft a gripping crime novel.

Schedule and Class order:
(All times are EST)

10:30 - Login and Test
10:45 - Welcome

11:00 - 12:20 - Digital Breadcrumbs: Tracking People in Cyberspace ~ Instructor, Josh Moulin

12:20 - 12:50

12:50 - 2:10 - Sexual Assault: When a Victim Seeks Care in a Hospital Setting ~ Karmen Harris, RN, SANE-A

2:20 - 3:40 - Using 3D Laser Scanners and Drones to Document Crime Scenes ~ Instructor, RJ Beam

3:50 - 5:10 - Creating Dynamic Crime Fiction: How to use the elements of fiction to craft a gripping crime novel ~ Instructor, Lisa Regan

5:10 - Final words

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Writers Police Academy Online

Criminal Investigations: Writing Believable Make-Believe

Three of the country’s top investigators and forensics experts present detailed sessions on cybercrimes and security, 3D crime-scene mapping using drones and lasers, and an in-depth, behind the scenes chronicling of what happens when a victim of sexual assault seeks care in a hospital setting.


Mystery and Murder- Transforming Reality into Fantastic Fiction

Mystery and Murder: Transforming Reality into Fantastic Fiction

In this daylong seminar you'll learn tips, tactics, and techniques used by three acclaimed crime scene investigation and forensic psychology professionals. Then, #1 bestselling author Tami Hoag wraps up the event with an amazing workshop detailing how to carefully weave CSI knowledge into your story.


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Our instructors are acclaimed law enforcement and forensics experts, international best selling authors, and top writing industry professionals.
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On-demand pre-recorded classes and workshops, and live day-long seminars enable writers to improve their craft from the convenience of home.
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Spinning off from our wildly popular yearly conference, we're offering additional targeted classes for writers that interest you most.

Boost Your Writing by Learning Fundamental and Advanced Techniques.

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The Writers' Police Academy Online provides the instructors, lessons, and detailed information you need to make your next book spectacular.

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Why Choose WPA Online

All online classes coincide with the live events hosted by the Writers’ Police Academy and are designed to supplement the annual conference. Upcoming programs feature the craft of writing, publishing, finding the right agent for your work, marketing, editing, social media and other advertising platforms, and more.
  • Industry Experts

    Best selling authors. Leading Law enforcement and forensics experts. Top writing industry pros!

  • Learn Online at Home

    Convenient classes both on-demand and live.

  • Timely Topics for Writers

    Expanding from our yearly conference, classes tailored for online delivery.


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