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The Writer's Guide to Weapons

The Writer's Guide to Weapons

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A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction

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.

Note: This digital edition includes the EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) versions of the book.

 
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Timothy S March 17, 2019 4:27 am UTC
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"This is a pump-action Mossberg 870 shotgun."

Right into the pump action section and I already see something very wrong...Is this a test or a joke?

Enjoying myself reading this, but wish it was in pdf.
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Timothy S March 17, 2019 4:57 am UTC
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The guy talks about being informed and watching Youtube...but he thinks that cutting a barrel shorter makes the buckshot spread....

That's not how shotguns work. Spread is based on ammo or choke.

"A shorter barrel equals a reduced effective range. Longer barrels increase accuracy, since they give projectiles more time to spin before they exit the firearm. "

Shotguns are very rarely rifled, and most of the time when they are, it scatters the pellets all over the place. Barrel length has nothing at all to do with accuracy, all a longer barrel does, is give gunpowder more time to properly burn and not blast out the barrel.
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