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Forensic Speak: How to Write Realistic Crime Dramas

by Jennifer Dornbush

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IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS.

Crime shows rule the airwaves and there is a procedural drama for every personality and every writer. Born out of her experiences growing up around death investigation, award-winning film writer Jennifer Dornbush unlocks the secrets of forensic science and gives writers direct access to hundred of ways to make their crime writing more authentic.

What people say
“Indispensable. Dornbush writes about forensics in a way you can understand well enough to make her genius your own. It's like cheating, without the guilt."

— Liz Garcia, executive producer/co-creator Memphis Beat


“Forensic Speak cuts through the technical complexities of forensic science to carve a clear path for procedural writers, whether aspiring or experienced."
— Chris Levinson, writer/executive producer Law & Order


The only forensic reference you'll ever need."
— Brian Davidson, writer/producer CSI: Miami








Jennifer Dornbush is a TV and film writer, crime scribe, forensic science maven, and writing instructor. When not making visits to the coroner’s office or hanging out with CSIs, Jennifer is penning scripts. Jennifer and her two co-writers were awarded Humanitas’ New Voices Prize and are presently developing their half-hour comedy pilot, Home Bodies. Her TV drama pilot, The Coroner’s Daughter, was a second-round pick at the Austin Screenplay Competition. Prior to that she was a semi-finalist in NBC’s Writers on the Verge with a one-hour procedural spec. Her family feature script, Mulberry Lane, is currently optioned with Fools Errand Films. www.jenniferdornbush.com






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ISBN-10:

1615931317



ISBN-13:

9781615931316



Publication date:

February 1, 2013



Language:

English



Dimensions:

11 x 7.5 inches







Forensic Speak: How to Write Realistic Crime Dramas

by Jennifer Dornbush

List price: $29.95 $22.46 Saving: 25%

Order Online: shop.mwp.com/products/forensic-speak-how-to-write-realistic-crime-dramas




ORDER by phone 24/7 at 1-800-833-5738



IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS.

Crime shows rule the airwaves and there is a procedural drama for every personality and every writer. Born out of her experiences growing up around death investigation, award-winning film writer Jennifer Dornbush unlocks the secrets of forensic science and gives writers direct access to hundred of ways to make their crime writing more authentic.

What people say
“Indispensable. Dornbush writes about forensics in a way you can understand well enough to make her genius your own. It's like cheating, without the guilt."

— Liz Garcia, executive producer/co-creator Memphis Beat


“Forensic Speak cuts through the technical complexities of forensic science to carve a clear path for procedural writers, whether aspiring or experienced."
— Chris Levinson, writer/executive producer Law & Order


The only forensic reference you'll ever need."
— Brian Davidson, writer/producer CSI: Miami








Jennifer Dornbush is a TV and film writer, crime scribe, forensic science maven, and writing instructor. When not making visits to the coroner’s office or hanging out with CSIs, Jennifer is penning scripts. Jennifer and her two co-writers were awarded Humanitas’ New Voices Prize and are presently developing their half-hour comedy pilot, Home Bodies. Her TV drama pilot, The Coroner’s Daughter, was a second-round pick at the Austin Screenplay Competition. Prior to that she was a semi-finalist in NBC’s Writers on the Verge with a one-hour procedural spec. Her family feature script, Mulberry Lane, is currently optioned with Fools Errand Films. www.jenniferdornbush.com






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ISBN-10:

1615931317



ISBN-13:

9781615931316



Publication date:

February 1, 2013



Language:

English



Dimensions:

11 x 7.5 inches





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HOW TO WRITE REALISTIC CRIME DRAMAS
JENIFER DORBUSH
 
Published by Michael Wiese Productions12400 Ventura Blvd. #1111Studio City, CA 91604(818) 379-8799, (818) 986-3408 (FAX)mw@mwp.comwww.mwp.comCover design by Johnny Ink. www.johnnyink.comInterior design by William MorosiPrinted by McNaughton & GunnManuactured in the United States o AmericaCopyright 2013 by Jennier DornbushAll rights reserved. No part o this book may be reproduced in any orm or by any means without permis-sion in writing rom the author, except or the inclusion o brie quotations in a review.Library o Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataDornbush, Jennier, 1971-Forensic speak : how to write realistic crime dramas / Jennier Dornbush.p. cm.ISBN 978-1-61593-131-6
1. Television authorship. 2. Television authorship--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 3. Detective and mystery
television programs. I. Title.PN1996.D65 2013808’.066791--dc232012028049Printed on Recycled Stock
DEDICATIONFor Dad, Mom, Melanie, and Amy — where it all beganIn memory of Jack Gilbert, my friend and writing mentor “Keep death always before your eyes.”— The Holy Rule of St. Benedict
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
viii 
How to Get the Most Out o 
Forensic Speak 
 xi 
Who Needs to Speak Forensics?
 xiii 
Chapter 1 - Chewing the Fat with CSIs
 
1
 Types o Evidence
2
General Terms
9
CSI’s Toolkit 
33
Exercises
41
Chapter 2 - Coroner Chat
 
42
Exercises
82
Chapter 3 - Toxicology Tête-à-Tête
 
83
Drugs and Poisons
86
 The Druggie’s World
91
Drugs and the Crime Scene
102
Exercises
106
Chapter 4 - Fingerprint Talk
 
107 
Exercises
130
Chapter 5 - DNA Lingo
 
131
 The Science o DNA
132
Is It Really Blood?
137 
 Types o DNA Testing 
142
How DNA Testing Works
145
Other DNA Ino
149
Exercises
156
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