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How to write action adventure novels

by Newton, Michael, 1951-

Format: Print Book 1989
Availability: Unavailable 0 copies
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Another primer for would-be novelists from Writer's Digest Books, this one for those who want to learn the fine art of telling tales of blood and thunder. Newton certainly knows what he's talking about, having authored dozens of action/adventure novels (including 33 Mack Bolan books), as well as an encyclopedia of serial killers. Writing in an amiably informative style, he very nicely instructs the reader on how to go about producing stories with scenes in which murder, mayhem, explosions, and gunfire figure prominently. There are sections on where to go for inspiration, how to create believable villains, ways to describe military hardware, what to do when you get rejected, and so on. This nuts-and-bolts guide--heavy on formula, light on aesthetics--is exactly what a book of its kind should be. No index. --Steve Weingartner"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Genre writing series.
Subjects Adventure stories -- Authorship.
Publisher Cincinnati, Ohio :Writer's Digest Books,1989
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Spine title: How to write action/adventure novels.
Includes index.
Description 159 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0898793580 :
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