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clotje
08-16-2005, 09:40 PM
Out of curiosity: do you guys have your finished MSS read by forensic scientists to get out any glaring mistakes and get some advice like I do?


I know, I know. I should've done this in a poll...if only I were computer savvy.

StoryG27
08-17-2005, 02:17 PM
No. I don't know any, though I wish I did. I try to look up anything I don't know (especially as it releats to science). Luckily, before my husband was transfered and we moved, I was over halfway to a BS with an emphasis in molecular biology, so I know some of the stuff I need to.

Carlene
08-19-2005, 12:50 AM
I used to belong to Sisters in Crime and met a LOT of neat professionals that help me with facts in my mysteries. For instance, I had dinner with the ME of San Diego - ohhhhhh. That's a good place to make contacts. I also have the BC of a coroner death investigator. He spoke at a SinC meeting, handed out cards and said to email him anytime! I have and he's given me great information. He has the most grusome stories to tell! Course I love them all.

Carlene

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cwfgal
08-19-2005, 03:23 AM
No, but I have spent some time with MEs and have a variety of source material to use to make sure I get things right.

Beth

clotje
08-19-2005, 10:50 AM
I met forensic scientists at the crime writing festival in Harrogate and now they're reading my MSS and check it for mistakes.

I'm such a stickler for getting things right that it annoys me when I read a book and the writer hasn't done his/her research. I can forgive spelling/grammar mistakes but not shoddy (sp?) research.