Ben Sobieck of crimefictionbook.com and author of The Writer's Guide to Weapons was kind enough Part 2 of my guest-post on firearms for fictional characters. This week, I talk about what kind of guns the bad guys (and girls) are most likely to carry and why.
Be sure to pick up Ben's book The Writer's Guide to Weapons to delve deep into all the firearm and knife details writer's are dying to understand –well, not literally.
As I mentioned in my last post, Ben Sobieck was kind enough to have me author two guest-posts on his blog at crimefictionbook.com. Today, you can read how your story's Detective would likely figure out which handgun is right for them.
Check in with Ben's blog next week for my next guest-post, where I talk about the other half: the handguns the antagonists (can I just call them badguys?) would likely carry.
If you really want to get into the nitty-gritty details of firearms, ballistics, the actual damage a bullet does, and proper firearms related nomenclature, check out Ben's blog and definitely pick up his book "The Writer's Guide to Weapons." There is no excuse for a writer to type the words "clicking the safety off his revolver" or "cocking the hammer on his Glock." If you don't understand why those faux-pas would cause many of your readers to close your book, then Ben's the man to call. He offers weapons-related technical advising services tailored specifically to fiction authors. I can't think of a better expert to call!
Where the f%#& have I been?
Writing, honeymoon, wedding, researching, reading, a back log of detective casework. Not in that order.
It's a good thing we're only supposed to get married once. I quickly learned taking three weeks off work for a wedding and honeymoon results in three weeks of detective casework piled high on my desk. I am happy to report that life is now back to normal, whatever that is.
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