The Writer's Police Academy - Day One
Last month I did something I've wanted to do for several years - attend The Writer's Police Academy in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This was the first time my family picked a different weekend for our camping adventure, so YAY - I signed up for WPA. Four days of jammed packed workshops, speakers, and hands-on activities, all to teach writer's how to portray police and what they do correctly in our stories. As we all know, what we see on television is not always true. Since there was so much to learn, I'm going to break up this blog by day.
After checking into our hotel Ginger Ring, Peg Strand, and I headed to The Kooky Cop Carnival where there were stations for us to try different things the police do. After the carnival we were given a talk and demonstration on drones. (Hover your mouse over the pictures for more information.)
After the ceremonies, Lee Lofland, the founder of the Police Academy spoke to us. A very warm hearted, funny man. As a former police officer, he had a lot to say.
Our speaker for the night was Lisa Klink who talked about the experience of pitching, selling and writing her first episode of television, for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” She also has written short stories, novels and for other television shows.
Then it was off to bed to gear up for an action-packed Friday.