April 26th, 2012

Fireworks Delight

Writing Excuses 7.17: Guns and Fiction

Writing Excuses 7.17: Guns and Fiction

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2012/04/22/writing-excuses-7-17-guns-and-fiction/

Key Points: If you want to write about guns, do your research. Think about recoil, heat, noise, smoke. Ammo! Guns do not jam just to cause hand-to-hand combat. Use the right gun for the period. Consider hearing damage! Accuracy can help you create dramatic tension.
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[Brandon] All right. Howard, you've got a writing prompt for us?
[Howard] Okay. Writing prompt. Give us a character who after reading one novel goes out and procures a grenade launcher.
[Brandon] All right. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.