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terry-odell's picture
Oct.08.2012
  Fri­day after­noon ses­sions wrapped up with a pre­sen­ta­tion by Dr. Eliz­a­beth Mur­ray, who spoke to us about foren­sic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. The topic was of spe­cial inter­est to me, because it’s at the core of my newest...
terry-odell's picture
Oct.04.2012
Con­tin­u­ing with recaps of the Writ­ers Police Acad­emy. A small group of us had the chance to go off site to an apart­ment build­ing the Sher­iffs Depart­ment used for train­ing exer­cises, to learn how to clear an apartment. Our instruc­tor, Lt...
terry-odell's picture
Oct.01.2012
Another fas­ci­nat­ing demon­stra­tion at the Writ­ers Police Acad­emy was watch­ing a team of fire­fight­ers “res­cue” an imag­i­nary patient trapped in the back of a vehi­cle. For safety rea­sons, they wouldn’t let any of us vol...
terry-odell's picture
Oct.01.2012
Another fas­ci­nat­ing demon­stra­tion at the Writ­ers Police Acad­emy was watch­ing a team of fire­fight­ers “res­cue” an imag­i­nary patient trapped in the back of a vehi­cle. For safety rea­sons, they wouldn’t let any of us vol...
terry-odell's picture
Sep.26.2012
First, if you haven’t already signed up for my quar­terly newslet­ter, there’s still time to get on the mail­ing list so you can enter my “con­test.” This time, every­one who enters wins. Sign up here. I’m going to begin my recaps of the Writ­ers Police Acad­emy....
judee-fong's picture
Sep.14.2012
I've never thought of writing as a lonely profession, but I do consider it as a profession that is filled with challenges and distractions. I love reading all types of books, both fiction and nonfiction--thrillers, murder mysteries, romances with a good story line, histories, adventures, travel and...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.21.2012
Is “What did you surf last night?” akin to a metaphysical query? Is your use of the internet no different from how you introspect and the answers you get from it? Scientific research has once again stretched it, although now it concerns what we do every day. I am not dismissing the...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.13.2012
image via cyber-kap.blogspot.com   This past week, after 20 years of research and planning and then six months of writing, I've finished a first draft of another historical novel. Now begins the task of editing. I'm pretty good at that, even made a few bucks at it. But here's where you prove...
julia-flynn-siler's picture
Aug.10.2012
The story begins in November of 1957. The chief photographer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Warren Roll, climbed into the passenger seat of a small plane in Kauai. The pilot took off, heading towards a 73-square-mile privately-owned Hawaiian island of Niihau. The plane landed roughly, smashing...
pauline-rowson's picture
Aug.05.2012
There are many stages in writing a novel and I’m not talking about its construction but the moods associated with it. These range from optimism and excitement to tension and frustration. Then there is relief and pleasure and finally the scariest moment of all. First off then is eager...