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What Marathon Investigators Can Learn from Writers

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Seems to me the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing — or any other investigation for that matter — could benefit from a few things we writers already know: For instance, what type of character are we dealing with here? Would this person go about terrorizing the city in this way? For instance, would this be something a highly-organized group would do, or your average Joe trying to get attention? As writers, we study our characters, our protagonists and antagonists, to find out who they really are and what motivates them. So, what kind of character would be motivated to do this? A big time gangster or a little twit? Is this the work of a 007-type or an Oklahoma City bomber? Once investigators have a handle on their character, the real writing — ur — work can begin.


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