Hearts and Handcuffs: Writing believable police heroes with Angela Knight & cop Lt. Michael Woodcock

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  1. Characters
  2. GMC
  3. Plotting
  4. Voice
  5. Worldbuilding
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Class Length
4 Weeks
Readers love cops, but writing believable police and sheriff’s officers can be difficult if you don’t know the procedures cops use to defend themselves and investigate crimes.

In this workshop, New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight and her husband Michael Woodcock, a veteran officer of more than twenty years, will cover everything from felony car-stops to murder investigations and hostage negotiations.

Many cops have offered classes on aspects of police work, but since they’re not writers, they often don’t know what writers really need to know. As a result, they tell a lot of war stories, but may not cover the details essential to believability. Knight and Woodcock plan to give that information.

Students are encouraged to ask questions and post scenes for critique.
Class Format
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Angela Knight
Start date
Nov 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Dec 20, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Nov 28, 2022 at 8:00 PM
4.93 star(s) 97 ratings

Latest reviews

So much valuable information about police training and procedures! And Angela was extremely generous with her time and willingness to provide critiques. Great class and terrific instructor.
Angela's workshops are always awesome. I learn so much while taking them. She offered a critique with this one and that, alone, is worth the price!
I’ve given the class 5 stars and would give it more if I could. The content of the lectures was extensive on police procedures and their human reactions to various stressful situations. It really gave me a fuller picture of law enforcement officers and will help with the characterization of my hero. The critiques by Angela Knight, however, were the extraordinary value of the class. She was so helpful with all of my submissions. I highly recommend this class to anyone with a law enforcement character.—Michelle Caffrey author of “Bring Jade Home: The True Story of a Dog Lost in Yellowstone.”