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The apocrypha interview, 2000:
Law & Order: The Unofficial Companion Authors Susan Green and Kevin Courrier
By Kitteridge

"We talked to Rene Balcer, and he said his name was Detective Eddie Taylor.... and then there was an article in the Globe and Mail, and he's got somebody named Eddie Jordan in there. So I phone Rene, and I get a call back: It's not Taylor, not Jordan, it's Eddie Green. So we got that in just under the wire."
 

Six Things I Hate About (SV)U
By Saffron Bailey

"Remember that these are detectives, not teenagers. The difference between this Law and Order and the original one is that we are going to see more of the reactions of the detectives. Fine, it's a wonderful idea, but stop making everything seem like a scene from Felicity."
 

Writing Short Law & Order Fiction, Part One: Ten Tips To Get Started
By Kitteridge

"Remember: If you can't convince us that you love this story and these characters, why should we bother reading, critiquing, or publishing it? We need to read the love, first."
 

What, non-fiction challenges?  You bet! Last issue, we asked you to write about:
My favorite character from Law & Order (or Special Victims Unit
is [you fill in the blank] because....

Here are two takes.

Friend
By P.J.
Law & Order's Unsung Hero
By Neen

For next issue, let's flip it. Who is your least-favorite L&O or SVU character -- and why? 

Answers are due the same time as fiction challenges (March 1, 2000) and can be no longer than 5,000 words (same as fiction). 
Write us if you have questions!

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