This week on the Writer's Detective Bureau, APB mailing list, human trafficking and Children of the Night. I'm Adam Richardson, and this the Writer's Detective Bureau. This is episode 27 of the Writer's Detective Bureau, the podcast dedicated to helping authors and screenwriters write professional quality crime-related fiction. If you have your own author business, consider joining Patreon. It's free for you. It allows your readers to support you financially through monthly micro-payments. Give your fans a chance to show their support by creating your own Patreon account right now. To learn more, visit writersdetective.com/patreon.
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By the time you listen to this episode, you should have received the January APB email from me if you've joined my mailing list in the past. One major change to the APB email for 2019 is that it's now a monthly newsletter. Now that I'm producing podcast episodes every week, I'm having to budget my time a little bit differently. What's in the APB? Well, throughout the month, I squirrel away links and resources that I think your writing will benefit from, and then save them for this monthly email. Think of them as your very own curated list of resources for crime fiction writing. For the January APB, there were over 20 links to various free resources. Since this is the start of a new year, and several hundred new members have joined the mailing list over the last six months, I included some of the greatest hits from previous APBs and mixed them in with a bunch of new content.
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January is or was, by the time you're listening to this, human trafficking prevention month. I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about HT from both an awareness perspective and a storytelling perspective. Now, this can be a tough topic to listen to. There's going to be some profanity, but I'll try not to be overly graphic. Now, that said, please treat this as a trigger warning, and take that into account before continuing to listen to the rest of this episode. If cozy mysteries are your thing, this may not be the episode for you.
Human trafficking or HT as we abbreviate it, obviously, takes many forms around the world. While this is an international problem, I can almost guarantee that it is happening locally right now in your community. The most common form of human trafficking that we see domestically here in the United States and in our neighborhoods is pimping. You have made the terms pimping and pandering as legal terms, which are commonly referenced with regard to prostitution investigations. Let's start with what each of these mean... Continue reading...
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