Category Archives: Writing On Writing

Writing on Research: Cleaning a Hand Gun, Glock Field Strip

  How to Clean Your Handgun (gunsandammo.com) A detailed, step by step article on cleaning a handgun. The Glock Field Strip Disassembly (glockmeister.com) A simple, consice breakdown of a Glock handgun with pictures and labeled parts. There are many other webpages and … Continue reading

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Writing on Research: Shoes (Italian, Platform vs. Wedge)

Sometimes I end up ​doing half an hour of research for one sentence. Sometimes the process frustrates me, but in the end I get the satisfaction of knowing that part, at least, wasn’t made up.   Top Ten Italian Shoemakers (italymagazine.com) … Continue reading

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Writing on Research: Car Crash (Broadside/ T-Bone, SUV)

One of my books begins with a broadside crash involving an SUV, but since I’ve never been in a crash or seen much outside of movies, I needed to learn more about the physics involved, common injuries, and how do … Continue reading

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Writing on Research: Running Track & Field (Diagram)

I landed in the boat right where I was supposed to, but then an old hurdling injury reminded my knees why I didn’t jump anymore. (Novel, WIP)   One of my characters has a history in track & field. I … Continue reading

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Writing on Research: Exclamations (Non-profane, non-vulgar)

This is a nice list of uttered sounds that communicate a wide array of emotion, with definitions: 100 Mostly Small but Meaningful Interjections (Daily Writing Tips) A similar list but not identical, no definitions: Interjections (English Grammar Revolution) There are other sites … Continue reading

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Writing on Research: Hypothermia from Water Submersion

How quickly does hypothermia come on after cold water submersion? At what temperature is hypothermia a higher risk? How quick is recovery from mild hypothermia? These are just a few of the questions I needed to answer for my book. … Continue reading

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Writing on Research: The Car Chase

  The service van slammed on its brakes to avoid hitting us. I grinned at the two startled faces and took aim with the super soaker. (Novel, WIP) I’ve just finished writing my first ever car chase scene. For a … Continue reading

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