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From Police Report...to Prose

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If If fiction writers can learn from police reports, true crime writers have the tricky task of transforming those reports into prose. Word of Mouth Senior Producer Rebecca Lavoie is also a true crime author. She and her husband Kevin Flynn have written and published two books, in the genre. One detailed the case of New Hampshire lawyer Seth Beder, convicted for murdering his ex-wife, Vicki.  Take a listen to Rebecca and Kevin demonstrating how they rendered a police report from that case into a climactic scene for readers.

 

Rebecca oversees the team that makes NHPR podcasts, including Outside/In, Civics 101, and Document. She has previously served as NHPR's Director of Audience & Engagement, Digital Director, and Senior Producer for Word of Mouth.

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