HowDunit The Book of Poisons

  • Filename: howdunit-the-book-of-poisons.
  • ISBN: IND:30000060350455
  • Release Date: 2007-01-09
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Serita Stevens
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books



Discover Deadly Doses to Kill Off Characters The readers of your crime and mystery stories should be trying to figure out "whodunit"—not wondering why your facts don't make sense. If you want to kill off characters with something poisonous, you need to know how a villain would gain access to such a poison, how it would be administered, and what the effects on the victim would be. Book of Poisons can help you figure out all of the details of proper poisoning. This thorough guide catalogs the classic poisons, household poisons, poisonous animals and plants, poisons used in wars, and more. With information on toxicity, reaction time, effects and symptoms, and antidotes and treatments, you'll know exactly what your villain needs to succeed and exactly what could foil his plans. You'll also find: information about how real toxicologists uncover poisoning crimes a history of famous poisoners advice on how you can create your own fictional poison case histories that give examples of when the poisons listed were used in literature, movies, and real life With alphabetical organization and appendices that cross-reference by symptoms, form, administration, and other methods, you'll be able to find the perfect poisons to fit your plot. Plus, a glossary of medical terms makes decoding symptoms and treatments easy for the writer with no medical background. Book of Poisons is the comprehensive reference you need to create deaths by poison without stopping readers dead in their tracks over misguided facts.

HowDunit The Book of Poisons

  • Filename: howdunit-the-book-of-poisons.
  • ISBN: 9781599634401
  • Release Date: 2006-12-26
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Serita Stevens
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.



Discover Deadly Doses to Kill Off Characters The readers of your crime and mystery stories should be trying to figure out "whodunit"—not wondering why your facts don't make sense. If you want to kill off characters with something poisonous, you need to know how a villain would gain access to such a poison, how it would be administered, and what the effects on the victim would be. Book of Poisons can help you figure out all of the details of proper poisoning. This thorough guide catalogs the classic poisons, household poisons, poisonous animals and plants, poisons used in wars, and more. With information on toxicity, reaction time, effects and symptoms, and antidotes and treatments, you'll know exactly what your villain needs to succeed and exactly what could foil his plans. You'll also find: information about how real toxicologists uncover poisoning crimes a history of famous poisoners advice on how you can create your own fictional poison case histories that give examples of when the poisons listed were used in literature, movies, and real life With alphabetical organization and appendices that cross-reference by symptoms, form, administration, and other methods, you'll be able to find the perfect poisons to fit your plot. Plus, a glossary of medical terms makes decoding symptoms and treatments easy for the writer with no medical background. Book of Poisons is the comprehensive reference you need to create deaths by poison without stopping readers dead in their tracks over misguided facts.

Deadly Doses

  • Filename: deadly-doses.
  • ISBN: 0898793718
  • Release Date: 1990-01-01
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Author: Serita Stevens
  • Publisher: Writers Digest Books



Part of the Howdunit Series, Deadly Doses is written by a professional in the field. It provides the inside details that writers need to weave a credible - and salable - story. Essential buys for any serious author...Will cut research time in half! - Mystery Scene

Howdunit Forensics

  • Filename: howdunit-forensics.
  • ISBN: 9781582974743
  • Release Date: 2008-04-04
  • Number of pages: 438
  • Author: D P Lyle
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books



Provides a factual and practical introduction to forensics for writers and screenwriters, examining specific areas in crime scene analysis and reconstruction, crime lab research, and coroner examinations while also revealing various misconceptions commonly portrayed in films. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation

  • Filename: howdunit-book-of-police-procedure-and-investigation.
  • ISBN: 1582976929
  • Release Date: 2007-07-25
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Lee Lofland
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books



Not everything you see on your favorite crime show is accurate. In fact, a lot of it is flat out wrong. Police Procedure & Investigation helps you get your facts straight about the inner workings of law enforcement. With a career in law enforcement that spanned nearly two decades, author Lee Lofland is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedures and crime scene investigations who consults regularly with best-selling authors and television producers. Now you can benefit from his years of experience with Police Procedure & Investigation. This comprehensive resource includes: More than 80 photographs, illustrations, and charts showing everything from defensive moves used by officers to prison cells and autopsies Detailed information on officer training, tools of the trade, drug busts, con air procedures, crime scene investigation techniques, and more First-person details from the author about his experiences as a detective, including accounts of arrests, death penalty executions, and criminal encounters Police Procedure & Investigation is the next best thing to having a police detective personally assigned to your book!

Poisons

  • Filename: poisons.
  • ISBN: 1559707615
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 239
  • Author: Peter Macinnis
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing



A tour of the many applications of common toxins traces their origins and detection processes as well as their use in medicine, food, cleaning products, cosmetics, and war, in an account that also cites the utilization of poisons throughout history and in key literary works. By the author of Bittersweet: The Story of Sugar.

More Forensics and Fiction

  • Filename: more-forensics-and-fiction.
  • ISBN: 9781605423975
  • Release Date: 2012-04-01
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: D P Lyle
  • Publisher: Medallion Media Group



This compilation of medical and forensic science questions from crime writers around the world provides insight into medical and forensic science as well as a glimpse into the writer’s creative mind. How do hallucinogenic drugs affect a blind person? Will snake venom injected into fruit cause death? How would you perform CPR in a helicopter? What happens when someone swallows razor blades? How long does it take blood to dry? Can DNA be obtained from a half-eaten bagel? D. P. Lyle, MD, answers these and many more intriguing questions. The book is a useful and entertaining resource for writers and screenwriters, helping them find the information they need to frame a situation and write a convincing description. TV viewers, readers who enjoy crime fiction, and those who want to know more about forensic science can keep up with the news and understand the science behind criminal investigation. From traumatic injuries to the coroner’s office, the questions and answers are divided into five parts, making it a compendium of the incredible information that lies within the world of medicine and forensics.

Animation Unleashed

  • Filename: animation-unleashed.
  • ISBN: 9781615930111
  • Release Date: 2008-10-01
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Ellen Besen
  • Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions



Animation is a powerful tool for communication. This book reveals key principles, useful for both professional and beginner animators, which will help them harness the full power of this exciting and ever expanding medium.

20 Master Plots

  • Filename: 20-master-plots.
  • ISBN: 9781599635378
  • Release Date: 2012-01-12
  • Number of pages: 279
  • Author: Ronald B Tobias
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books



Identifies and analyzes twenty common plots, including rivalry, quest, rescue, temptation, maturation, and discovery, and offers advice for developing a story.

What Are You Laughing At

  • Filename: what-are-you-laughing-at.
  • ISBN: 9781441114952
  • Release Date: 2012-07-05
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Dan O'Shannon
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA



If you're looking for a book that will teach you how to write comedy,� we suggest you keep moving. You still have time to pick up a copy of Writing Big Yucks for Big Bucks before the store closes. However, if you want to understand the bigger picture -- what is comedy, why do we respond to it the way we do -- then you've come to the right place. What Are You Laughing At? presents an entirely new approach to comedy theory. It challenges long-held beliefs and shows how the three main theories of comedy (incongruity, superiority, and relief) are not in conflict; but rather, work as parts of a larger model. There are many examples pulled from the author's own experiences, writing for shows such as Cheers, Frasier, and Modern Family. By the end, you'll have an understanding of just what happens when man meets comedy. It will change the way you hear laughter.

Scene of the Crime

  • Filename: scene-of-the-crime.
  • ISBN: PSU:000059282235
  • Release Date: 1992-09-15
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Anne Wingate
  • Publisher: Writers Digest Books



Provides information on how evidence is measured, collected, identified, and analyzed, the timetable of activity at a crime scene, and technical terms and professional techniques used

If It s Purple Someone s Gonna Die The Power of Color in Visual Storytelling

  • Filename: if-it-s-purple-someone-s-gonna-die-the-power-of-color-in-visual-storytelling.
  • ISBN: 9781136068454
  • Release Date: 2012-10-02
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Patti Bellantoni
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



If it's Purple, Someone's Gonna Die is a must-read book for all film students, film professionals, and others interested in filmmaking. This enlightening book guides filmmakers toward making the right color selections for their films, and helps movie buffs understand why they feel the way they do while watching movies that incorporate certain colors. Guided by her twenty-five years of research on the effects of color on behavior, Bellantoni has grouped more than 60 films under the spheres of influence of six major colors, each of which triggers very specific emotional states. For example, the author explains that films with a dominant red influence have themes and characters that are powerful, lusty, defiant, anxious, angry, or romantic and discusses specific films as examples. She explores each film, describing how, why, and where a color influences emotions, both in the characters on screen and in the audience. Each color section begins with an illustrated Home Page that includes examples, anecdotes, and tips for using or avoiding that particular color. Conversations with the author's colleagues-- including award-winning production designers Henry Bumstead (Unforgiven) and Wynn Thomas (Malcolm X) and renowned cinematographers Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption) and Edward Lachman (Far From Heaven)--reveal how color is often used to communicate what is not said. Bellantoni uses her research and experience to demonstrate how powerful color can be and to increase readers awareness of the colors around us and how they make us feel, act, and react. *Learn how your choice of color can influence an audience's moods, attitudes, reactions, and interpretations of your movie's plot *See your favorite films in a new light as the author points out important uses of color, both instinctive and intentional *Learn how to make good color choices, in your film and in your world.

Psychology for Screenwriters

  • Filename: psychology-for-screenwriters.
  • ISBN: 9781615930456
  • Release Date: 2004-09-25
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: William Indick
  • Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions



Screenwriters must understand human behavior to make their stories come alive. This book clearly describes theories of personality and psychoanalysis with simple guidelines, thought provoking exercises, vivid film images and hundreds of examples from classic movies.

The Artful Edit On the Practice of Editing Yourself

  • Filename: the-artful-edit-on-the-practice-of-editing-yourself.
  • ISBN: 9780393075397
  • Release Date: 2008-08-17
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Susan Bell
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company



"Bell's prose is elegant and wonderfully readable in this artful guide."—Publishers Weekly The Artful Edit explores the many-faceted and often misunderstood—or simply overlooked—art of editing. The book brims with examples, quotes, and case studies, including an illuminating discussion of Max Perkins's editorial collaboration with F. Scott Fitzgerald on The Great Gatsby. Susan Bell, a veteran book editor, also offers strategic tips and exercises for self-editing and a series of remarkable interviews, taking us into the studios of successful authors such as Michael Ondaatje and Ann Patchett to learn from their various approaches to revision. Much more than a manual, The Artful Edit inspires readers to think about both the discipline and the creativity of editing and how it can enhance their work. In the computer age of lightning-quick composition, this book reminds readers that editing is not simply a spell-check. A vigorous investigation into the history and meaning of the edit, this book, like The Elements of Style, is a must-have companion for every writer.

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