Month: November 2021

Writing True Crime: Dialogue

This post is nice and succinct. A thing that I see very often in early drafts of true crime manuscripts is dialogue, which can be problematic at times. First, we can make it easy. If you have historical records of conversations, then you are good to go. Write on! If conversations are verified and accurate, you can feel free to use them in your … Read More Writing True Crime: Dialogue

Writing True Crime: The Author’s Responsibility

It is crucial to remember whose story you are telling and be respectful to them. As the True Crime genre goes through its heyday, it’s important for authors in the genre to understand their duties as writers. Today, I’ll narrow that focus to one topic: responsibility to the story. A true crime story is inherently the story of the victim or victims. The victim … Read More Writing True Crime: The Author’s Responsibility