Suicide Notes: Fact & Fallacy

As many of you know I regularly contribute articles to the Crime Fiction Collective BLOG every other Tuesday. It’s a really great BLOG for mystery writers. Today I am discussing suicide notes and how you can use them as tools to create leads, false flags, and tension between characters. Suicide notes can tell you a great deal about the motivations of the person (or even the suspect if the scene has been staged) and, as writers, you can use that language to steer your readers in certain directions within the story. Check out the posting here.

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Hi there. Thank you for visiting my BLOG for crime writers. I hope you will find it interesting. I would love to hear your questions and thoughts regarding forensics and criminal investigations. I hope that the information here will help answer your questions or ignite your imagination. I am a retired senior criminalist with 15 years of forensic experience. I have served as the president of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction, Rocky Mountain Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, and the Rocky Mountain Division of the International Association for Identification. I am triple board certified in forensic related fields and one of only 40 board-certified bloodstain pattern analysts and 80 board-certified footwear examiners worldwide In addition to writing over 60 scientific papers, I have worked as the editor of the Journal of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction, been interviewed by and consulted for television, books, magazines, and newspaper articles including documentaries on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

Posted on November 8, 2011, in Characters, The Crime Scene and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off.

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