Chock full of story ideas and inspiration for every writer, award-winning book The Writer's Guide to the Courtroom: Let's Quill All the Lawyers is an essential research guide for novelists, journalists and screenwriters.
"You've been served," opens a can of worms to a legal nightmare that few understand. When your novel calls for a character to sue someone, or be sued, and survive the ordeal, this book is number one on your docket. Attorney Donna Ballman takes you, the writer, through the grinding wheels of justice in order to bring new realism to your stories. Donna Ballman takes you through the chambers of justice to reveal:
- What it means to be sued
- Legal characters that come in handy for every story
- Legal settings
- Suggestions on how to use the law to enhance your non-legal story
- Business lawsuits
- Wrongful termination
- False imprisonment
- Witness list
- Trial call
- Opening statement
- Elements of a trial
- Post-trial proceedings
Writers will be able to sue, litigate and process characters believably to within an inch of their fictional lives.