Everyone knows that one of the easiest things for writers to get wrong is firearms. Right? Wrong!

Everyone knows that one of the easiest things for writers to get wrong is firearms.

Right?

No, it just appears like that because most writers get flustered and get it wrong, and are then exposed by the many experts. Then everyone assumes that writers getting firearms wrong is an immutable condition, an incurable disease. It isn’t so at all.

The truth is far simpler.

One of the easiest things for writers to get right is firearms. Just ask an expert. My fave expert is another novelist, R. Doug Wicker. He’s even written a three-part article to save other writers from researching the wrong things. 

“Firearms for Formulators of Fiction” by R. Doug Wicker:

Firearms for Formulators of Fiction — Revolvers

Firearms for Formulators of Fiction — Semiautomatics Part 1

Firearms for Formulators of Fiction — Semiautomatics Part 2

If you need more than that, Doug says, “If anyone wants advice or help with firearms for one of their stories I’m always more than happy to help.  Just ask.”

Doug’s books • Doug’s blog

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3 Responses to Everyone knows that one of the easiest things for writers to get wrong is firearms. Right? Wrong!

  1. You know as a writer that you’ve finally made it when you are mentioned in André Jute’s blog. That may be a slight exaggeration, but I’m really flattered that you would do this, André. Many thanks for the plug on those old blog posts. This should help breath new life into them.

  2. Really useful blog posts never die.

  3. I’m with you. These things can be learned. I’m a gun-guy, as well as a writer, and I trip all over myself when another writer thinks highly enough of my knowledge and experience to ask me for technical expertise. It gives me a warm and fuzzy that lasts for days.

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