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The Good Wife’s Gaffe on Money Laundering

March 17, 2010

Tags: cash payments, criminal proceeds, money laudering, The Good Wife, writing tips

Anyone who reads this blog knows I enjoy the courtroom drama The Good Wife. I try not to be hypersensitive when they get things wrong because they do so well. But this week’s episode went off the rails a bit. In the story, a known drug dealer being pursued by the FBI for (more…)

What Happened In Vegas Was Opposite Reality

March 6, 2010

Tags: divorce, property division, What Happened in Vegas, writing tips, writing

I watched What Happened in Vegas over the weekend. I figured with the ever-charming leads of Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, it was hard to go wrong. The story was light and cute – perfect for wasting time instead of working on my outline.

However, the basic plot bothered me throughout. The writers had their (more…)

BAILIFFS CAN MAKE GREAT CHARACTERS IN YOUR STORY

March 2, 2010

Tags: bailiffs, blackmailers, heroes, murder victims, witnesses, writing tips

I want to talk about some people operating in the legal system who move around enough or who have enough information that they might be useful to your stories. I’m going to tell you about them every once in a while. My book The Writer’s Guide to the Courtroom: Let’s Quill (more…)

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