Advice for Writers From Criminal Minds

November 20, 2014 9:20 PM

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It's no secret that I have a major soft spot for procedural dramas. And, I've recently become rather obsessed with CBS's Criminal Minds. I'm talking binge-watching-the-first-9-seasons-in-a-matter-of weeks obsessed. There are so many things this show does that make it a superior example of the genre. The plotting, the writing, the acting -- it's all laudable.

It's no lie that a good majority of the "unsubs" throughout the show have had pretty traumatic childhoods. And, more often than not, these childhood events are a telltale sign of why a killer acts the way he/she does. Not just that, but the team members of the BAU have all suffered individual trauma...

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