Leading characters should be written as real people with real problems and real goals. They're people a reader wants to care about. Protagonists are likeable and smart, yet flawed in some way.
Sure, the hero will win, we know that, and we…
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Mr. X is a former business professional who committed a crime that landed him in federal prison. He's out now and agreed to share his story with the readers of The Graveyard Shift. Off we go ...
GYS: Describe your first day in prison.
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I'm the old guy at the end of the street. The Grumpy Gus who doesn't want kids in his yard. In fact, I don't want to hear their squeals and the squalls or their giggles and games. I don't want to see their toy cars and trucks, their skateboards,…
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Strengthen Your Writing Muscles
Lee provides in-depth details about crime, police procedures, and the tools used in real life investigations to help you develop better scenes and characters.
Lee Lofland is a veteran police investigator who began his law-enforcement career working as an officer in Virginia’s prison system. He later became a sheriff’s deputy, a patrol officer, and finally, he achieved the highly-prized gold shield of detective. Along the way, he gained a breadth of experience that’s unusual to find in the career of a single officer.
Police Procedure and Investigation: A Guide for Writers
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Lee Lofland is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedure and crime-scene investigation, and is a popular conference, workshop, and motivational speaker.
Lee has consulted for many bestselling authors, television and film writers, and for online magazines. Lee has appeared as an expert on national television, BBC Television, and radio shows.
Lee is the host and founder of the Writers’ Police Academy, an exciting, one-of-a-kind, hands-on event where writers, readers, and fans learn and train at an actual police academy.