October 30th, 2009

Do you know how to use a gun - in your writing?

A lot of writers use guns in their stories, but describe them completely inaccurately. Former cop/consultant Lee Lofland helps you know your pistol from a revolver and more.
“Please do not write, “Officer Doo Doo Head racked a round into the chamber and then flipped the safety off on his Ham Hock .45.” The very time you need to return fire would be the time you forgot to flip, switch, or click a safety to the OFF position. Result - a funeral complete with bagpipes.”

Read - and learn - more here. .



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One thousand miles

halseanderson posted something once about running 1,000 miles over the course of the year.

Hey, I thought, I could do that. Maybe. If I ran 20 miles a week, then that would be 1040 miles over a year. That gave me 40 miles of wiggle room in case I got sick or we got another snow storm.

I'm currently up to 864 miles. I think I'm going to make it.

If you wrote just six pages a week, by the end of the year you would have a book. Not so daunting to think of it that way.



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