Writers Research Series: The Secret to Writing Firearms and Knives OnDemand Webinar
About the Webinar:
Critical plot points often hinge on characters' use of firearms and knives. However, many writers fall victim to pop culture cliches 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 even seeing 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
- The top 10 firearm and knife depictions most writers get wrong and how to get them right
- 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
About the Instructor
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.