F is for… (#AtoZChallenge 2012)
F is for Forensics
(Post 6 on my WIP)
Just because these cops can travel through time, it doesn’t mean they don’t need to follow usual police procedures. As part of my research (and also just because I love studying, with The Open University in general) I took an Elements of Forensic Science Course. Just to show how good I would be at this if it was my career – I thought the hair on the front cover of the book was real and tried to pick it off – doh.
My mate Stacey over at It Takes a Woman had studied the course previously and Jay over at Jay’s Insight decided to take it at the same time as me – we even did some study together. The Forensics teacher in ‘Training Time’ I’ve called Dr Jaylin Stacey after the two of them. Not sure if they picked up on that when beta reading.
Kristin Scott Thomas could rock Dr Jaylin Stacey’s silver plait (Image from imdb.com).
I hope to integrate some of the technical aspects of Forensic Science into the novel without making it too much like regurgitating the textbook.
Does anyone have any advice on how to integrate research smoothly into your story?