Writers’ Police Academy: Days 2 & 3

Originally posted June 11, 2014. Now that we've made it to days 2 & 3 of the Writers' Police Academy, the real fun begins! The day begins with an orientation and announcements, given by Lee Lofland,…

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Writers’ Police Academy Day 1

Originally posted on July 1, 2014.

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Tonight is the start of the Writers’ Police Academy, a hands-on school for writers, readers, and lovers of all things criminal. It is a lot of fun and very educational, especially for mystery and crime writers. While I won’t be attending this year, I have attended the past three years, I thought it would be fun to give you some info about the academy in case you want to check it out next year. You really should, because it is a blast! The academy is held over a long weekend in September at Guilford Technical College in Jamestown, NC, which is pretty close to Greensboro, NC. Being a North Carolinian I can tell you the weather is hit-or-miss in September. The first year I went it rained so hard I was drenched all day. Note to self: Bring an extra pair of shoes in case it rains and you are doing outdoor activities. Walking around in wet shoes for 2 days was no fun! The second-year was pretty nice, so I opted for more outdoor workshops. The third-year was hot, so I stayed indoors for most of the workshops. My advice is to be prepared for anything.

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