Writers and readers, have a burning question about firearms and knives? I wrote a whole book about both for Writer's Digest.
It's slated to hit shelves in late 2014, but I'll answer your questions right now. Just e-mail me at ben [dot] sobieck [at] gmail [dot] com. I'll turn the answer into a blog post here.
|Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
The Writer's Digest guide is due on May 1. My lack of recent Internet activity is the result. Will return once I get this gal-damn helmet off.
|Posted on February 17, 2014 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
The Deadly Dozen collection, featuring 12 novels by 12 crime/thriller authors, is just 99 cents for Kindle as of this writing. I don't know how long the deal is going to last, but it's a hot one. These novels purchased separately would cost you $47.
Here's the line up:
|Posted on February 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM||comments (0)|
"The 12" are a dozen crime/thriller writers coming together for one collection. I got an advance peek at the books (read: a healthy injection of books into my e-reader), and this is one to watch. Check out the 12 here.
|Posted on February 10, 2014 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
Cry Wolf by J. Carson Black is the fourth in the author's Laura Cardinal series, but it marked my first dive into these procedurals. It turned out to be a nice fit for waiting at a terminal for a flight to sunny weather. It's a brisk, short novel (novelette?) that's easy to pull in and out of while the gate changes for the 12th time.
In this Cardinal caper, a pathological liar is found murdered in his vehicle on an Arizona back road. Our ghost whispering detective (she gets hints from the spirit of a dead partner, apparently explained elsewhere in the series) unwinds the events that led to the murder.
I usually read from the opposite spectrum of crime fiction - where action is favored over the "just the facts, ma'am" stuff. But Black writes an air of authority into each scene. I knew I wouldn't be rolling my eyes when the mystery cracked. And I didn't.
If quickie procedurals are your thing, this is your series. Go for it, slice.
|Posted on February 10, 2014 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
Following up a recent post about the new, snazzy-looking R.I.P. ammunition that caught the attention of the writing community, here is a pair of test fire videos. My (and probably your) suspicions were correct: this isn't anything special. Stick with standard ammunition when writing fiction.
And just for S & G, here's one of the original promo videos: