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The Writers Homicide School

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 - Sunday, October 20, 2013


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The Georgian Terrace
659 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
PH: 866.845.7551

Admission Fees

$350 pp
Discounted to writermag.com for $299. Use code WRITERMAG in the coupon code when registering to save.


For stories requiring a true-to-life representation of the world of law enforcement, the criminal underworld, or both, attend The Writers Homicide School.

In the competitive world of crime drama development and writing, the life and death of a story depends on authentic detail. In this 2-day intensive workshop, veteran homicide detective, Sgt. Derek Pacifico, presents an illuminating and informative look into the real lives of homicide detectives—and the complex, fascinating and dangerous world in which they live, work and survive.

Sgt. Pacifico draws from his extensive experience in law enforcement, homicide investigation, police interrogation and officer training to help writers of film, television and novels develop stories, characters and dialog with an authentic edge. This 2-day course for writers (born from the curriculum of the 2-week Homicide School that Pacifico designed for actual California homicide detectives) delivers a wealth of content, context, insight and advice, covering the following topics: basic police knowledge, crime scene investigations, “rolling out hot”, fingerprinting, bloodspatter, case reviews and the ever-popular interview and interrogation techniques which includes a discussion on Miranda law.

Contact Information

Contact: Sergeant Derek Pacifico, President and Founder
Crime Writers Consultations
[email protected]



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