There is a term that I throw out repeatedly on Medium and my writing blog. It’s almost everywhere — the title banner, the “about me” page, and most of the blog posts. I’m talking about what I refer to as “Literary True Crime.” It’s a term that lies at the heart of what I want... Continue Reading →
Think you’re ready to write to a prisoner, someone convicted of a rape, a murder, or worse? Are you unsure? Ask yourself the real reason you want to write to this person. If it’s only to ask about the crime itself in graphic detail, you aren’t ready.
True crime is a vast and expansive genre, and it's easy to find a wealth of information on the web. For anyone interested in writing about it, many great resources are a link away. We have discovered, however, that sometimes researching older, less renowned cases can be difficult. There are many hurdles and roadblocks