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Writers Research Series: The Secret to Writing Firearms and Knives

At a Glance

  • This webinar is for writers of screenwriters and fiction writers of action, thrillers, horror—pretty much any genre that could include the use of a firearm or knife
  • In this webinar, you will learn about the correct usage and terminology for firearms and knive
  • You should attend this webinar in order to write about firearms and knives more authentically and accurately

ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Critical plot points pivot often on characters' use of firearms and knives. However, many writers fall victim to pop culture clichés that don't accurately represent these important items. From terminology to tactics, depicting firearms and knives correctly can establish authority with an audience, make your writing stand out and prevent plot holes the size of bullet wounds.

In this presentation, Ben Sobieck, author of the Weapons for Writers: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction (Writer's Digest Books, Summer 2015), will boil the complex world of firearms and knives into key points you can use right away to avoid the trope trap.

It doesn't matter if you grew up around these items or have no interest in ever shooting a gun, you'll have a firm grasp of key concepts and a leg up in the competitive writing market.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The best-kept secret to writing firearms and knives like a pro without knowing anything about them (shhhhh...)
  • The top 10 firearm and knife depictions most writers get wrong
  • True stories of what it's like to be shot and stabbed, as told by writers who have experienced both first-hand
  • The 10 go-to firearms and knives to write into any scene
  • Key terminology for a bullseye every time
  • Much, much more from a presenter who works full-time in firearm/knife publishing and writes fiction on the side

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Writers looking to understand the complex world of firearms and knives.
  • Writers who use firearms or knives in their scripts.
  • Writers seeking to understand and accurately represent what happens when someone is shot or stabbed.
  • Writers who want to learn the best practices for including a firearm or knife in a scene.
  • Writers wanting to avoid the shame of being called out for inaccuracies on the ever-so cruel and pervasive internet forums!

Product Details

  • Date available: 09/05/2014
  • Publication date: 09/05/2014
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

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Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

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Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Ben Sobieck

Benjamin Sobieck is the author of The Weapons for Writers: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction (Writer's Digest Books, July 2015). As an online editor and online product manager for F+W, he works with leading outdoors and weapons publications, including Gun Digest, BLADE, Living Ready, Deer & Deer Hunting and many others. He's the author of the Maynard Soloman crime fiction humor series and many short stories. His website is CrimeFictionBook.com. He's currently working on his second crime novel.

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