I was wondering what kind of character advice/resources you would give to someone who wants to write from about serial killer who is a woman? The things they would have to consider? –swelldame
It is interesting that while we have done and written things on…
If you want to write about serial killers then Whoever Fights Monsters by Robert K. Ressler and Tom Shachtman is a must and required reading. The book is written by a former FBI agent sharing over twenty years of his experience hunting serial killers, it’s an in depth look at some of his case files. While this won’t tell you about female serial killers, it’s a good start on learning about the psychological profiling and what we know about male serial killer motivation. It’s a gory read though, so spend some time preparing your stomach before you start.
When it comes to female serial killers, you’re in for a hard road. While there is a lot of information out there about male serial killers in general, females often go unnoticed by law enforcement because they don’t fit the pattern. The best advice I have on that subject is to spend time learning what those patterns are that we look for and figuring out how to subvert them.