Getting Gun Scenes Right: Why Most Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong

While researching an action scene yesterday, I can across Cracked.com's fascinating post 5 Ridiculous Gun Myths Everyone Believes Thanks to the Movies. Whether or not you're writing scenes with weapons, this article is so funny and eye-opening (and illustrated with great videos) you're sure to enjoy it.

The moral of the story: you may not like, care about, or know much about guns (or whatever it is you're writing about), but if you don't do your homework, you're going to end up with a scene that's an eye-roller for a knowledgeable reader. And no one sets out to do that. Right?

Comments

Terry Odell said…
Ah, the "Hollywood" magazine that never runs out of bullets!

And NEVER NEVER NEVER have your character thumb the safety off a Glock. They don't have external safeties! That's the #1 mistake writers make, according to gun experts who read crime fiction.

Terry
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I just looked that one up yesterday (was about to make that mistake myself!) Thanks so much for sharing!

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