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. This guide will help writers explore these many story possibilities, while avoiding the pitfalls awaiting the unwary. It can also serve as an overall reference for law and prelaw students, or for anyone wishing to understand more about the American legal system.

Included throughout the book are ideas for stories or story elements based on the content and available for the readers' use.

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{ About the Author }

Karen A. Wyle is an award-winning appellate attorney with more 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 seven novels. One-quarter of her novel Division is set in a near-future courtroom.

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