The Tragedy of Domestic Violence

Writers: if you are writing a story that includes domestic violence, this video series is for you. (Video at the bottom of the post)

But first…

I originally developed Tuesday’s to be a time to showcase interviews with interesting people so that writers could practice character development. Writers can watch the videos, take notes and practice looking for those characteristics and pieces of information that would be compelling for a character in their novel or screenplays.

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If you missed last month’s series with Private Investigator, Kathy, be sure to check them out. Here are the links:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Surviving Domestic Violence

Today, I start a six day video series with a precious friend of mine who survived one of the most horrific series of events that I’ve ever personally heard about. Her story is powerful, compelling and life changing.

Anyone – writer, or not, will find inspiration by watching Jayme’s story. I encourage you to watch today’s video and check back in every Tuesday for the next several weeks to hear the rest of her story, and the catastrophic event that almost ended her life.

https://youtu.be/5pVZ_x52liE

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The Tragedy of Domestic Violence

Get It Write: How To Portray A Private Investigator Character

 Get it write.

Sadly, this is the final video of Kathy’s interview. We had such a great time tailing our subject and talking about the real life of a Private Investigator.

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In today’s video we discuss:

  • Risk management for churches and schools
  • How the “Good ol’ Boy” System is putting our children in danger.
  • Why it is important for churches, schools and non-profits to have a system in place of how they will deal with individuals who fail background checks.
  • The heart behind the job.

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  • What should clients be told to prepare them for eventual outcomes.
  • Do private investigators put their clients in harm’s way?
  • Kathy’s favorite part of the job.
  • How being a private investigator is a ministry for those at Lighthouse Investigations.

Be back next week as I recap these four videos. Then, in September I interview my friend Jayme. She is a survivor of domestic abuse and she’s literally been to hell and back. You won’t want to miss her story.

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We've seen... and possibly written... the stereotypical private investigator but are the characters anywhere near real world. Today's video is Part Four of interviewing PI, Kathy, while we tail a subject. Character development is key, and character research is available right here. #WriteOn

Steal Someone Else’s Movie To Improve Your Screenwriting

Steal someone else’s movie?

Of course not. At least not in the literal sense.

While every idea is stolen in some way – as you know, there are no truly original ideas, this takes stealing them to a whole ‘nother level.

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Check out this fun way that I’ve improved by writing. I know that it can help you take your writing to the next level.

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Now, go out there and steal some movies!

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Writers, Dont Lie To Yourself: You Do Need To Build A Platform

You Need An Author Platform

I hear it all the time: “I’m not worried about a platform right now”, and I don’t want to be harsh, but my response is: “You need to be.”

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In today’s video:

*The lie that family and friends will help sell your book.
*The lie that your story is so good it will sell itself.
*The truth that agents and publishers place a lot of weight on an author’s built in audience.
*The right time to start finding readers.

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We’re Gonna Get You Sucka: The Goal of a Private Investigator’s Day?

Keep The Goal In Mind, Sucka

It’s Part Three of my interview with Kathy from Lighthouse Investigations, and boy is it getting interesting. Or scary. Let’s face it, I’m the sucka.

At least for me anyway.

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We’re gonna get you sucka? Or is he gonna get us?

In today’s video we discuss:

  • What it is like to work with Kathy’s husband, Frank.
  • What motivates Kathy to be a Private Investigator.
  • How she helps the spouses of adulterers.
  • Other than surveillance, what the life of a Private Investigator entails.
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  • The parts of the job that are heartbreaking.
  • How to tell if you’re being followed.
  • The fact that I am freaking out and scared of getting caught. 🙂
  • What percent of the people Kathy tails are guilty.
  • Why Kathy believes private investigating is a call in her life.

As you watch these videos, I hope you’re seeing a whole new side to Private Investigators and the work they do. We’ll see you back next week for the final portion of Kathy’s video.

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