Continuing with my blog tour I’ve been at a few different sites recently that I’d like to share with you. For those unfamiliar with Margot Kinberg’s Crime Fiction News Break, she shares information from the crime writing world. October’s edition is extra special for me.
Today, I’m at Ben’s place, CrimeFictionBook. a fantastic site with a wealth of information for crime writers. For those unfamiliar with Ben, he’s the author of The Writer’s Guide to Weapons, published by Writer’s Digest.
You can find out more about this valuable resource here.
When Ben asked me to guest post about the weapons I chose for my character(s), part of me was sweating bullets. What if my scene was wrong? To my delight, it’s dead accurate. Which is why I’m sharing this with you.
Step-by-Step: How to Load and Accurately Shoot a Pistol
Sue Coletta is a crime author and writer bud of mine with a new book out this November worth your time, Marred. I’m interested in how Coletta approaches the weapons in her work, seeing as how she came up with a primer called 60 Ways to Murder Your Fictional Characters. What follows is her guest post on how she chose the firearms for one of her law enforcement characters, along with a terrific example of how to load and shoot a semi-automatic pistol. Enjoy!
Using Reality to Create Fiction
When Ben asked if I’d like to join him here at CrimeFictionBook.com to share which firearms I chose for my character, Sheriff Niko Quintano, I jumped at the chance. While researching what gun to use this was the first place I came.
During the final edits for Marred, Adam from Writer’s Detective, one of my favorite real-life detectives, guest posted here about The Best Handguns for Detectives in Fiction. After I read what weapons Adam used on the job, I knew I’d made the right decision for Niko.
The Selections: Sig Sauer P227 & Glock Model 27
I couldn’t give Niko a wimpy weapon, so I armed him with a Sig Sauer 99 mm (that refers to the barrel length, not the caliber, with the specific model being the P227 ~Ben), with a Glock 27 for his backup piece.
(Note: For those reading an Advance Reader Copy of Marred, you may want to wait to read the following excerpt when you get there. No spoilers, though, you if you choose to read it.)