Monday, May 3, 2010

Make Sure to Dot Your I's

Pamela Tracy here. Sometimes I go to workshops and zone out, quite often actually. After fifteen years in RWA and the writing world, you've got to have a really unique and intriguing fish to hook me.
Last month, it happened. It had been a busy week. See, our local chapter was hosting it's conference, and I was helping. My husband was singing the "Are you going out again" song, and my five-year-old was echoing his own refrain of "Mommy, don't leave me." But, a sister chapter of RWA was having a speaker on Forensic Handwriting. Huh? Forensic Handwriting? Too cool. And, just what a writer of suspense gravitates to.
Probably, in the last five years, this workshop rates as number two (the first was a workshop that had a mock crime scene). It was awesome. The speaker had a sample of Ted Bundy's handwriting and went over what it showed. She talked a little about handwriting specialists were brought in for the Michael Jackson and lately Baby Gabrial case. Me, I'm rivoted.
I learned from my letter I's (according to the handwriting specialist) that I had a healthy relationship with my mother, and that there was some unfinished business with my father. But, the unfinished business is probably okay because he's not been gone too long and I'm still saying goodbye. I learned from my letter y's that I'm in a healthy relationship. hehehehehe. Yes, I came home and made my husband write his y's.
Fun, fun, fun.


Debby Giusti said...

Pam, you've teased us!!! I want more info! Sounds like a GREAT workshop! Wouldn't that be a fun program for RWA...if we have RWA this year. Praying for all the folks in Nashville caught in the flood!

We're wet in Georgia and hoping the rain stops soon!

Dana Mentink said...

I tremble to think what my dismal handwriting says about me!

GunDiva said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. I'd love to do a workshop like that. Have you heard of the Writer's Police Academy? Lee Lofland is putting one together in September - should be a ton of fun. Can't wait to go, but I don't think there will be any forensic handwriting specialists :(

PamelaTracy said...

It would be a great workshop for an RWA conference. One of the gals in our group, years ago, changed her handwriting because she read that a certain type of handwriting meant success. You know, she's probably the most successful now. Hmmm

PamelaTracy said...

She gave pointers on how to change handwriting. All I can say, is the more I grade papers, the messier my handwriting gets.

PamelaTracy said...

I've heard of Lee and have even been to his website. Thanks for bringing him up.

Cara Putman said...

Oh, that sounds fabulous!

Handwriting analyst said...

I enjoyed reading it. I'm supposed to be somewhere else in a minute but I stuck to reading the story. I like the quality of your blog :D