Armed And Dangerous

Author: Michael Newton
Editor: Silverstowe Book
ISBN: 9781618090034
Size: 19,93 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Talk about murder! Inaccurate information about weapons can kill your story before a potential publisher has even finished reading your manuscript. Today's readers of mysteries, thrillers, Westerns, true crime, police procedurals, and romantic suspense are better informed about weapons than ever before. If you think you can slip one past these readers, you're wrong. Dead wrong. You don't have to be a gun buff to need this book. If you care enough about your readers and your craft to strive for accuracy, then this book is your comprehensive source for information on: - The characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of hundreds of weapons - Which weapons were available during each period of history, including their wars - Weapons favored by various types of criminals and terrorists - Weapons used by law enforcement - Weapons used for hunting - You'll also find a glossary of weapon-related terms and a series of appendices including: - A selective chronology of firearms development - Comparative handgun identification information - Comparative trajectories of rifle cartridges In the past, this kind of information was attainable only through hours of digging. Now it's available at your fingertips in one handy guide. Make sure your story is accurate-refer to Armed & Dangerous! "Clear, well-written and hugely useful-I rate it a 10 with a bullet! Whether you write crime fiction or just need a few realistic details about a gun for any type of book, this is an indispensable guide." -Susan Burnham ..".aids in avoiding those embarrassing historical and descriptive gaffes regarding firearms and explosives." -School Library Journal "If you're one of those scribes who believes that killing machines are better left on the printed page, this [book] will prove invaluable in giving your Glocks, dum-dum rounds, and spookily-named Hotchkiss guns the unmistakable ring of authority." -Amazon.com review

The Writer S Guide To Weapons

Author: Benjamin Sobieck
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1599638193
Size: 15,81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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When it comes to writing weapons, most authors shoot from the hip--and miss. The Writer's Guide to Weapons will help you hit your target every time. Firearms and knives have starring roles in a wide range of genres--crime, thriller, war, mystery, Western, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of weapons in novels and film are pure fiction. Knowing the difference between a shotshell and a slug, a pistol and a revolver, or a switchblade and a butterfly knife is essential for imbuing your story with authenticity--and gaining popularity with discerning readers. Inside you'll find: • An in-depth look at the basics of firearms and knives: how they work, why they work, what they look like, and how to depict them accurately in your stories. • The biggest weapons myths in fiction, TV, and film. • A surefire guide for choosing the correct weapon for your characters, no matter their skill level, strength, or background. • A review of major gun and knife laws, weapons safety tips,and common police tactics. • "The Hit List," showcasing the most popular weapons for spies, detectives, gunslingers, gangsters, military characters, and more. • Examples highlighting inaccurate vs. accurate weapons depictions. • An insightful foreword by David Morrell, the award-winning creator of Rambo. Equal parts accessible, humorous, and practical, The Writer's Guide to Weapons is the one resource you need to incorporate firearms and knives into your fiction like a seasoned professional.

Gun 101

Author: Matthew BAYAN
Editor:
ISBN: 9781718135130
Size: 14,63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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WRITERS!!! STOP SHOOTING YOURSELVES IN THE FOOT.I have never met a writer who does not want his or her book to be considered "a page-turner." Great. Then why make foolish mistakes with firearms and hope nobody notices? There are over 150 million gun owners in the USA. They read. And when they see something on the page that they know to be wrong, they stop reading and think about it. There goes the page-turner medal of honor.Fifty-percent of writers who use guns in their novels, movies, and TV shows have never fired a gun. Far fewer have ever owned one. Yet in almost every mystery, thriller, adventure or spy story, guns are used either as evidence after a crime or as weapons during crimes, wars, espionage, etc. Wouldn't it be nice to get it right? GUN 101 shoots down many of the stupid mistakes made by writers and movie directors and offers ways to avoid these problems.Silenced Revolvers? Impossible shots? This book will help writers avoid the stupid mistakes that shoot themselves in the foot.Bestselling author, Tony Broadbent, said of GUN 101, "I'll buy a dozen copies and give them to my writer friends. They need this book."

Non Fiction Writers Guide

Author: Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 19,68 MB
Format: PDF
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The Writer S Guide To Wattpad

Author: Benjamin Sobieck
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440352976
Size: 10,87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Engage with the Next Generation of Writers! Wattpad is an online storytelling community where users can post their writing, such as articles, stories, novels, fan fiction, and poems. This platform offers writers the chance to connect directly with readers, fans, and story enthusiasts. With the ability to release stories and chapters one at a time, authors can receive continual encouragement and real-time feedback on their work. The Wattpad staff supports successful writers through their Stars program, which provides them opportunities to work with successful brands, publish to print, connect to film and television industries, and more. The potential of Wattpad for writers is limitless, and, for the first-time ever, the staff, writers, and stars of Wattpad have created the guide to help you launch and sustain a successful writing career through this platform. In The Writer's Guide to Wattpad, you'll learn how to: • Get started using Wattpad, prepare your writing to be published, and develop a unique cover design. • Interact with readers, use multimedia to enhance and tell stories, and leverage social media to create a stronger platform. • Attract the attention of an agent or publisher and sell copies of your work elsewhere. • Tap into the brand of Wattpad to understand their Stars Program, brand campaigns, and what success looks like. Written to be accessible to beginners and veterans alike, The Writer's Guide to Wattpad is your essential companion to navigating the Wattpad platform and brand, and leveraging your writing to millions of users worldwide.

Murder One

Author: Mauro V. Corvasce
Editor: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898797732
Size: 11,13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Provides an overview of murder and how to use it in stories and novels, including information on different types of murders, weapons, cover-up crimes, crimes of passion, and organized crime hits

The Writer S Guide To The Courtroom

Author: Donna Ballman
Editor: Behler Publications
ISBN: 1933016531
Size: 14,99 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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"You've been served," is one of the single-most frightening sentences. It opens a can of worms to a legal nightmare that few understand. When your fiction calls for a character to sue someone or be sued and survive the ordeal, The Writer's Guide to the Courtroom should be number one on your docket.

The Writer S Guide To Everyday Life In The Wild West

Author: Candy Vyvey Moulton
Editor: Writers Digest Books
ISBN:
Size: 10,90 MB
Format: PDF
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Provides period information on clothes and accessories, food, architecture, medicine, education, communications, crime, and money

The Writer S Guide To Everyday Life In The 1800s

Author: Marc McCutcheon
Editor: Writers Digest Books
ISBN:
Size: 17,57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides information about everyday life in the 1800s in such areas as speech, transportation, the home, clothing, occupations, money, health and hygiene, food and drink, amusements, and marriage