Closest to the Fire: A Writer's Guide to Law and Lawyers

Closest to the Fire: A Writer's Guide to Law and Lawyers

Karen A. Wyle / Jun 18, 2019

Closest to the Fire A Writer s Guide to Law and Lawyers Write about the law and get it right The world of law and lawyers with its suspense its moral quandaries and its ripped from the headlines subject matter provides wonderful material for fiction Th

  • Title: Closest to the Fire: A Writer's Guide to Law and Lawyers
  • Author: Karen A. Wyle
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  • Page: 157
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Write about the law and get it right The world of law and lawyers, with its suspense, its moral quandaries, and its ripped from the headlines subject matter, provides wonderful material for fiction This guide will help writers explore these many story possibilities while avoiding the also numerous pitfalls awaiting the unwary author Included throughout the book arWrite about the law and get it right The world of law and lawyers, with its suspense, its moral quandaries, and its ripped from the headlines subject matter, provides wonderful material for fiction This guide will help writers explore these many story possibilities while avoiding the also numerous pitfalls awaiting the unwary author Included throughout the book are ideas for stories or story elements based on the content and available for the readers use Karen A Wyle is an award winning appellate attorney with than thirty years experience A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, she worked for law firms and the California Court of Appeal before establishing her solo practice in Bloomington, Indiana Wyle has filed amicus briefs in the U.S Supreme Court and seven state supreme courts She has also written and published five novels.

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      • Karen A. Wyle

        Karen A Wyle was born a Connecticut Yankee, but eventually settled in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University She now considers herself a Hoosier Wyle s childhood ambition was to be the youngest ever published novelist While writing her first novel at age 10, she was mortified to learn that some British upstart had beaten her to the goal at age 9 Wyle is an appellate attorney, photographer, political junkie, and mother of two daughters Her voice is the product of almost five decades of reading both literary and genre fiction It is no doubt also influenced, although she hopes not fatally tainted, by her years of law practice Her personal history has led her to focus on often intertwined themes of family, communication, the impossibility of controlling events, and the persistence of unfinished business.


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    1. As a writer, I thought this book would be useful in the event I delve into the legal sphere for a screenplay. As an individual who’s had some experience with the legal system, I thought it could provide some insight on the legal process in general. I have to say Karen Wyle did not disappoint on either count. Any writer wishing to take on the legal system first needs to understand the who, what, where, why and how of the subject. Ms. Wyle has successfully provided that information in her book [...]


    2. Closest to the Fire is positioned as a guide to help authors keep situations involving US law in their fiction reasonably credible. The author even throws out ideas and suggestions for how a particular legal principle might be used in a compelling story to good effect for readers who are inclined to take the idea and run with it. I spotted more than a few of those suggestions that I’d like to read. The only problem for me is that I’m not an author and odds of me ever writing a book that is f [...]


    3. The word "stipulate" is very often used incorrectly, usually by non-lawyers. Take this, from a recent report in The Guardian: “The law would stipulate that newspapers would normally pay the costs of legal action against them, regardless of the lawsuit’s merit, if that publisher hadn’t signed up to an 'approved regulator'.” No, the law (s. 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, which had not yet been brought into force at the time of writing) would not "stipulate" but rather provide or requ [...]


    4. The best book on the law I ever read was “Representing Your Client in Court.” A tiny book, with helpful suggestions on work-a-day criminal court work; like how to do a plea in mitigation for a recidivist shop lifter. A judge wrote it, and he filled it with really useful stuff that isn't covered in the weighty and learned tomes. A conversation of a book.Wyle's “Closest to the Fire” is also a conversation of a book. And while there are other conversational legal books, like McElhaney's "Tr [...]


    5. Closest to the Fire: A Writer's Guide to Law and Lawyers has several purposes. It clarifies what lawyers actually do, gives warnings to writers, provides first-year law students and those contemplating a career in law an overview of the legal system, and serves as a reference and backbone for writing good literature.Although this volume deals with 'The Law', author, Karen A. Wyle, explains a host of topics in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand style. For instance, she describes class action sui [...]


    6. Fellow attorney and author, Karen A. Wyle, has written the definitive legal reference book for authors, Closest to the Fire A Writer's Guide to Law and Lawyers available at . Whether you are writing the next best selling legal thriller or only have a minor legal component to your story, it is critical you get it right. Utilizing Karen A. Wyle's book will insure that your writing is authentic. As we all know, authenticity can make all the difference in how well your book is received by readers. I [...]


    7. The is more of a reference manual than a narrative story, but it's extremely thorough and written in a lively manner. An excellent resource for writers planning to tackle legal or courtroom-set novels. Excellent as a Kindle book because you can easily do searches for relevant topics.



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