Paramilitary Action Adventure Fiction

2 As it happened, the closest thing to such an outline I found were the remarks in the second chapter of legendary genre practitioner Michael Newton in How to Write Action/Adventure Novels (Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 1989).

Author: Nader Elhefnawy

Publisher: Nader Elhefnawy

ISBN: 9798614537807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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We are all familiar with the idea of the action hero as a latterday avenger with a gun—Dirty Harry, Chuck Norris' screen heroes, Rambo. Yet, how did the idea of such heroes emerge in the first place? Why did it explode as it did in the 1970s and, still more, the 1980s, defining the Hollywood action films of that decade? And why did it fall out of fashion? PARAMILITARY ACTION-ADVENTURE FICTION: A HISTORY examines all these questions, and much more, as it traces the rise of paramilitary action heroes in the tensions and fears underlying the civil image of the nineteenth century, through the stresses of the world wars and the Cold War, to the emergence by the 1960s of commandos fighting undeclared wars on the streets of urban America—and the evolution of that image in the half century since.

BARONESS ORCZY Ultimate Collection 130 Action Adventure Novels Thrillers Detective Stories

Then she rose from her chair and walked resolutely up to the desk. "I will write the letter," she said simply. ... "Write!" now came in a curt command from the man at the window. And Lucile wrote at his dictation: "MONSIEUR LE.

Author: Emma Orczy

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026888444

Category: Fiction

Page: 9024

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This meticulously edited collection contains 31 novels and over 100 short stories of Emma Orczy, including the complete Scarlet Pimpernel series and other historical novels, adventure and romance classics. Contents: The Scarlet Pimpernel Series: The Laughing Cavalier The First Sir Percy The Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy Leads the Band The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel I Will Repay The Elusive Pimpernel Lord Tony's Wife The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel Eldorado Mam'zelle Guillotine Sir Percy Hits Back Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel A Child of the Revolution In the Rue Monge Pimpernel and Rosemary The Scarlet Pimpernel Looks at the World Other Novels: The Emperor's Candlesticks The Tangled Skein (In Mary's Reign) Beau Brocade The Nest of the Sparrowhawk Petticoat Rule (Petticoat Government) The Heart of a Woman (A True Woman) Unto Caesar A Bride of the Plains The Bronze Eagle Leatherface His Majesty's Well-Beloved The Honourable Jim The Celestial City Marivosa A Joyous Adventure The Uncrowned King Short Stories: The Old Man in the Corner Unravelled Knots The Khaki Tunic The Ingres Masterpiece The Pearl Necklace The Russian Prince The Mysterious Tragedy in Bishop'S Road The Dog'S Tooth Cliff The Tytherton Case The Brudenell Court The White Carnation The Montmartre Hat The Miser of Maida Vale The Fulton Gardens Mystery A Moorland Tragedy Lady Molly of Scotland Yard The Ninescore Mystery The Frewin Miniatures The Irish-Tweed Coat The Fordwych Castle Mystery A Day's Folly A Castle in Brittany A Christmas Tragedy The Bag of Sand The Man in the Inverness Cape The Woman in the Big Hat Sir Jeremiah's Will The End The Man in Grey Silver-leg The Spaniard The Mystery of Marie Vaillant The Emeralds of Mademoiselle Philipa The Bourbon Prince The Mystery of a Woman's Heart The League of Knaves The Arrow Poison The Last Adventure Castles in the Air A Roland For His Oliver A Fool's Paradise On The Brink Carissimo The Toys Honour Among –– An Over-Sensitive Heart Skin o' My Tooth

Best Stories from New Writers

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Author: Linda S. Sanders

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015018505019

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Novel 2nd Edition

Make Your Dream of Writing a Novel Come True Tom Monteleone. romance novel. Critics are particularly unkind to this genre, claiming even the lead characters are heavy-handed, predictable, and not very likable. Action/adventure novels ...

Author: Tom Monteleone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101198117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 364


A completely updated guide for first-time novelists. Completely revised to include new interviews with best-selling authors; more detailed information on writing genre fiction from paranormal romance to cozy mysteries; and everything a writer needs to know about self-publishing and eBooks to get started. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing a Novel, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference on how to write and publish a first novel. ?Expert author with over thirty published novels ?Includes interviews with new best-selling novelists ?Features new material on writing genre fiction and self-publishing

Freeing Your Creativity

Il, edited by Jean F redette (paper) $12.95 How to Write & Sell Your First Novel, by Collier & Leighton (paper) $12.95 ... by David Silver $17.95 How to Write a Play, by Raymond Hull (paper) $12.95 How to Write Action/Adventure Novels, ...

Author: Marshall Cook


ISBN: PSU:000024258166

Category: Authorship

Page: 154

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Subtitled, How to write more and better than you ever thought you could. Practical and inspirational advice for would-be writers. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

How To Write a Novel

Stone of Fire was my first novel, but it's also the first in my ARKANE actionadventure thriller series of a dozen books. It's my permanently free first-in-series ebook, the one I repeatedly advertise to bring new readers into my writing ...

Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: The Creative Penn

ISBN: 9781915425089

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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Writing a novel will change your life. It might not be in the way that you expect, but when you hold your book in your hand and say, “I made this,” something will shift. The process of getting to that point will light a spark in your creative soul and help you discover unexpected aspects of yourself. It will be one of the things you are most proud of in your life. This book will help you get there. I’m Joanna (J.F.) Penn, award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 18 novels and novellas with nearly a million books sold in over one hundred countries. This book will help you write your first novel, or improve your creative process so you can write more books and reach more readers. It covers mindset, ideas and research, aspects of craft, how to write a first draft, and work through an editing process to a finished book. You will discover: Part 1: First Principles - Why are you writing a novel? - What has stopped you from completing a novel before? - Principles to keep in mind as you create Part 2: Ideas, Research, Plotting, and Discovery Writing - How to find and capture ideas - How to research your novel and when to stop - Outlining (or plotting) - Discovery writing (or pantsing) - What are you writing? Genre - What are you writing? Short story, novella, or novel - What are you writing? Stand-alone, series, or serial Part 3: Aspects of a Novel - Story structure - Scenes and chapters - Character: Who is the story about? - Point of view - Dialogue - Plot: What happens in the story? - Conflict - Openings and endings - Setting and World-building: Where does the story happen? - Author voice - Theme - Book or story title - Language versus story and tools versus art Part 4: Writing the first draft - Attitude to the first draft - How to write the first draft - Dictate your book - Write fast, cycle through, or write slow - Writer’s block - Writing tools and software - When is the first draft finished? Part 5: The Editing Process - Overview of the editing process - Self-editing - How to find and work with a professional editor - Beta readers, specialist readers, and sensitivity readers - Editing tools and software - Lessons learned from editing my first novel after more than a decade - When is the book finished? Conclusion If you want to (finally) write your novel, then buy How to Write a Novel today.

The Mystery Readers Advisory

The Crown Crime Companion : The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time . New York : Crown . Newton , Michael . 1989. How to Write Action Adventure Novels . Cincinnati : Writer's Digest Books . Nichols , Victoria , and Susan Thompson . 1998.

Author: John Charles

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083890811X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

View: 918


Three librarians from Scottsdale, Arizona provide library staff with an introduction to the mystery genre and offer tips and techniques for providing advice to mystery readers in the library. They include some of their own bibliographies, but refer readers elsewhere for fuller ones. They also include a brief history of the genre to pass on to readers new to it.

Poet s Market 1991

Special Interest Writing Books Armed & Dangerous: A Writer's Guide to Weapons, by Michael Newton (paper) $14.95 The ... by Peter Stillman $15.95 How to Write a Play, by Raymond Hull (paper) $12.95 How to Write Action/Adventure Novels, ...

Author: Judson Jerome

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: 0898794234

Category: Authorship

Page: 518

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What distinguishes this from other poetry market guides is the guiding hand of Judson Jerome, who knows poetry equally well from its aesthetic and its business ends. In addition to all the expected features, he adds a coding system for identifying the level and type of submission desired, a welcome time and ego saver. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

How to Write Plays Monologues Or Skits from Life Stories Social Issues Or Current Events

The action actually starts or hits them after they have already arrived at their destination. ... Use a lot of dialogue when turning a biography or your life story into a salable novel, especially in a romance, adventure action, ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595318667

Category: Drama

Page: 240

View: 168


Learn to interview people of all ages and write their life stories, experiences, highlights, and turning points as events and rites of passages in plays, skits, and monologues. Write radio and Internet-broadcast plays and make videobiographies. Interview people, and write dramatizations for the high-school or older adult audience with performers of all ages. Write for radio, interactive education, multimedia, netcasting, and the stage, video or film using excerpts from the life stories of real people, current events, social issues, and history. Learn to adapt and write multi-cultural, ethnic, and specific niche audience plays, skits, and monologues for the stage. Perform or write life stories from diaries and journals. Choose an audience-older adult, all ages, children, junior and senior high schools/teens, or college students. Then interview people and select excerpts from life stories or news to turn into plays, skits, monologues or videobiographies. Make time capsules or broadcast drama on the Web. Your playwriting skills now can use personal and oral history to develop powerful drama, motivate, and inspire memories. Perform the original three-act play, Coney Island, in this book or the monologue that follows. Write, adapt, or perform plays with multi-ethnic themes for a variety of audiences of all ages.