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Previous Live Classes
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Digital Publishing Academy
Creating Plots for Page Turners
Behavioral Clues at Crime Scenes
Crime scenes always tell a story, which shows up most clearly in behavioral clues.
Forensic Psychiatry, Murder, LAPD Lipstick, & Memorable Characters
Search Dogs, Search Warrants, a Search for Words, and Lies
Criminal Investigations: Writing Believable Make-Believe
Mystery and Murder: Transforming Reality into Fantastic Fiction
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