The Writers Guide to Weapons: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction

The Writers Guide to Weapons: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction

By: Benjamin Sobieck

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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.

Title: The Writers Guide to Weapons: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction

Author Name: Benjamin Sobieck

Categories: Writing & Editing,

Publisher: USA, Writer's Digest Books: 2015

ISBN Number: 1599638150

ISBN Number 13: 9781599638157

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 23.2 x 17.8 x 2.0 cm

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 003370