How to Write Action Adventure Novels

This is certainly a vital book for the mystery writer & those who do war stories, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a tonic before writing Western, Gothic, space adventure, or quest fantasy.

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1618090054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Fast-paced plots, white-knuckle moments, heart-stopping adventure. Learn how to pack your pages with action, from beginnings that grab to endings that leave your readers begging for more from the author of more than 180 novels. "A vital book for authors wishing to add impact to their fiction. ...a very good analysis of the genre markets, a deft guide to the craft of modern fiction writing, & a glimpse into the life of the best-selling novelist-not the gazillionaires like King or Koontz of Mailer or whoever, but the scrivener who just makes a nice living at cranking out entertainment for the rest of us. Newton shows you many passages that don't quite make the grade (but went to press anyway, because that's often how it works) & chunks that he feels are golden. He berates you to make it all larger-than-life-that's the market!-but also stops you short of falling to mawkish self-parody. This is certainly a vital book for the mystery writer & those who do war stories, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a tonic before writing Western, Gothic, space adventure, or quest fantasy. It's worth ten bucks, & certainly a fiver, even though the world has changed so much since 1989." -Anthony D. Ravenscroft, Amazon.com reviewer

Paramilitary Action Adventure Fiction

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

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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.

How to Write a Million Dollar Adventure Novel Novel Writing as a Profitable Profession

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers. Harper Collins, 1993. Bestselling Novels Studied
in this Text Archer, Jeffrey. Kane & Abel. Harper Collins,l97 ... The Pelican Brief
Island (Dell), 1992 (Action/advenenture, suspense) Holden, Craig. Last
Sanctuary.

Author: Ray Mesluk

Publisher: Productive Publications

ISBN: 9781552706466

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

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They Looked West

In the vast, rugged reaches of frontier America in the post-civil war era, is Gabe Tanner.

Author: Grady Southwick

Publisher:

ISBN: 1619847647

Category: Fiction

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In the vast, rugged reaches of frontier America in the post-civil war era, is Gabe Tanner. He is a young scout and Indian fighter. Along with his trusted companion Big Smoke, a large gray buffalo horse, he is fresh out of the army and looking for adventure. Gabe finds himself employed by a wagon train full of Mormons headed en-route from Omaha Nebraska to the Utah Territories. His job is to scout the way and blaze a safe route for the wagon company to trek. He is accompanied by a seasoned teamster and his two young adopted Choctaw Indian sons. As the trip starts the company of Mormons is stricken with the grip and impaled to the point of being shut down. While Gabe is out scouting the wagon train is attacked by marauding Indians and Haley Johnson is taken captive. When Gabe finds out about the raid, he is furious and sets out with young Davey a Choctaw Indian to try and retrieve the Mormon girl. Along the way, the pair of scouts meet up with an old Ponca Indian chief named Mahan. He is looking for his granddaughter that was taken in a raid by the same hostiles that attacked the wagon train. Forming a bond and trust among each other the three scouts set out to find and return the young girls to safety. The perils and savagery of the trail become all too apparent for the young women held captive by the Cheyenne and Sioux Indian war party. The Indians realize they are being pursued and make haste for the badlands and broken country of Eastern Wyoming. If they manage to get there ahead of their pursuers, then they will find safety in numbers. Time is of the essence for the scouting party and if Gabe Tanner is going to be successful in rescuing Haley Johnson then fate and the good graces of heaven will have to prevail over the scene. Cut in the rugged, broken hills of Eastern Wyoming we find our hero and heroine clinging by a thread to life as the winds of the prairie continue to blow ever constant.

Scenes and Sequels

Mike Klaassen has already read the books and attended the seminars. Combining his copious notes with his own writing experience, he's clarified and expanded the concepts of scenes and sequels.

Author: Mike Klaassen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1682229076

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Are you thinking about writing fiction? Writing a novel? Trying to improve a manuscript? Then you need to know all about scenes and sequels. Scenes and sequels are the one-two punch of a story that make it page-turning fiction. If you don't know what they are and how they work, how can your tale reach its potential? Writing fiction isn't easy, but trying to write a novel without a solid understanding of scenes and sequels will fall flat. You can learn about scenes and sequels in three ways: (1) just start writing and hope you figure it out over time, (2) read lots of books and attend a bunch of seminars, or (3) study a book devoted entirely to the subject. Mike Klaassen has already read the books and attended the seminars. Combining his copious notes with his own writing experience, he's clarified and expanded the concepts of scenes and sequels. Save yourself a ton of time, money, and frustration with one comprehensive, concise book. Inside "Scenes and Sequels," you'll discover: practical definitions of scenes and sequels, the components of scenes and sequels, how scenes and sequels compare to other passages of writing, the nuances of using each, practical examples of how to use scenes and sequels, prototype scenes and sequels, how to control the pace of your fiction, how to troubleshoot a manuscript with scene-and-sequel analysis, and much, much more. Why spend countless hours doing your own research? "Scenes and Sequels: How to Write Page-Turning Fiction" is a treasure of straightforward, practical information that you can use immediately. Unlock your full writing potential with "Scenes and Sequels" today!

BARONESS ORCZY Ultimate Collection 130 Action Adventure Novels Thrillers Detective Stories

Put on thy very oldest clothes, little one, and run bare-footed into Paris, find the
citizen Rateau and tell him just what has happened: the letter which they have
forced me to write, the threats which they held over me if I did not write it ...

Author: Emma Orczy

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026888444

Category: Fiction

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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

This Business of Writing

Fiction Writing The Art & Craft of Novel Writing , by Oakley Hall $ 17.95 Best
Stories from New Writers , edited by Linda ... Silver $ 17.95 How to Write Action /
Adventure Novels , by Michael Newton $ 4.99 How to Write & Sell Greeting Cards
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Author: Gregg Levoy

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015029169789

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A guide to succeeding as a writer draws on the experiences of notable writers to offer practical advice on adjusting to life as a freelance writer, setting goals, promoting and selling work, and negotiating pay

Masterclass Write a Bestseller

James Patterson, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler • Inferno byDan Brown (Bantam) •
Howto Write ActionAdventure Novels by Michael Newton (Classic Wisdom on
WritingSeries)is available on Kindle. It's somewhat elderly advice now, butstill ...

Author: Jacq Burns

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473600058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE A BOOK WHICH STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD. There is no precise formula for writing a bestseller, but there are secrets, skills and techniques that will dramatically improve your odds of publishing a bestselling novel. Whatever your motivation - whether sick of rejections, getting ready to approach a publisher, or with an idea you think is unbeatable - you need to read this book before you do anything else. It gives you the key insights into what makes a bestseller and explains the trends and conventions of different genres, before helping you get a real handle on the writing (and revising) process. A third of the book is devoted to pitching and selling your novel both to traditional agents and as a self-published author, with incisive and cutting-edge insights into writing for Amazon and becoming an 'authorpreneur'. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Journals Volume III

But I know I'm not very good at writing fiction that's removed from the context of
my daily life, which would probably include ... Can't write: Novels Realist fiction
Can Write: (script) Animated Beats / Scenes (Action-Adventure, Science ...

Author: Joseph Alberts

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304718051

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1994 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

“Literary rather than genre science fiction and fantasy.” Published Dawn of the
Flying Pigs, by Jerry Bumpus (short stories); and the 10th anniversary first novel
contest winner, The ... No thriller, historical, science fiction, or other genre writing
... fiction. Mystery and detective OK if the action in the cave is central and realistic.

Author: Robin Gee

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 089879613X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

Fiction Writing Modes

Eleven different modes comprise all written fiction. Fiction-Writing Modes offers beginning writers an invaluable foundation from which to build skills. This book can help experienced authors reach new levels of success.

Author: Mike Klaassen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1682221008

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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"Most books about the craft of writing fiction explain a few fiction-writing modes, but none addresses or even identifies all eleven. Fiction-Writing Modes: Eleven Essential Tools for Bringing Your Story to Life is the most comprehensive and concise resource available anywhere regarding fiction-writing modes and the mechanics of presenting them. A mode is a particular manner of doing or expressing something. Eleven different modes comprise all written fiction. Fiction-Writing Modes offers beginning writers an invaluable foundation from which to build skills. This book can help experienced authors reach new levels of success. A better understanding of fiction-writing modes can help any writer understand why some writing works and why some does not."--Publisher description.

Freeing Your Creativity

Creating Short Fiction, by Damon Knight (paper) $10.95 Dare to Be a Great
Writer: 329 Keys to Powerful Fiction, ... TV Script, 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

Publisher:

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

The Last of the Mohicans by James Cooper Action and Adventure Novel the Annotated Classic Version

The story tells of brutal battles with the Iroquois and their French allies, cruel captures, narrow escapes, and revenge.

Author: James Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798640169775

Category:

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Cooper's most famous novel, "The Last of the Mohicans" features a main character who recurs in five of his novels, Natty Bumppo, who is also known as Hawkeye. The five novels about Hawkeye's adventures in the wilderness of New York are collectively known as the "Leatherstocking Tales".In "The Last of the Mohicans", Hawkeye is now in middle life and at the height of his powers. The story tells of brutal battles with the Iroquois and their French allies, cruel captures, narrow escapes, and revenge. The beauty of the unspoiled wilderness and sorrow at its disappearance, symbolized in Hawkeye's Mohican friends, the last of their tribe, are important themes of the novel.James Fenimore Cooper was one of the most popular early American novelists. He was known for writing adventure novels. He was born in New Jersey in 1789 and raised on the New York frontier, where he set most of his stories.One day, Cooper was reading a popular novel out loud to his wife when he became angry at what he saw as its bad storytelling. He tossed the book aside and said to her, 'I could write you a better novel!' Thus began one of the most successful careers of that era. In fact, throughout most of his career, he was one of the most popular writers in the English language.

Hillary Waugh s Guide to Mysteries Mystery Writing

95 Writing the Novel : From Plot to Print , by Lawrence Block ( paper ) $ 10 . ... 95
How to Write Action / Adventure Novels , by Michael Newton $ 13 . 95 How to
Write ... 95 How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy , by Orson Scott Card $ 13 .

Author: Hillary Waugh

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015021877868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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Provides a study of the mystery novel as art and as entertainment, traces the history of the genre from Edgar Allan Poe to Mickey Spillane, and analyzes the secrets of their success

A Name Unknown Shadows Over England Book 1

. . .This novel thoughtfully examines the deeply personal journey of dismantling stereotypes."--Booklist

Author: Roseanna M. White

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441231215

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Edwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of Suspense Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they concentrate on stealing high-value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany, she is in for the challenge of a lifetime. How does one steal a family's history, their very name? Peter Holstein, given his family's German blood, writes his popular series of adventure novels under a pen name. With European politics boiling and his own neighbors suspicious of him, Peter debates whether it might be best to change his name for good. When Rosemary shows up at his door pretending to be a historian and offering to help him trace his family history, his question might be answered. But as the two work together and Rosemary sees his gracious reaction to his neighbors' scornful attacks, she wonders if her assignment is going down the wrong path. Is it too late to help him prove that he's more than his name?

Best Stories from New Writers

... by Ansen Dibell $ 13.95 Revision , by Kit Reed $ 13.95 Spider Spin Me a Web :
Lawrence Block on Writing Fiction , by ... How to Write a Play , by Raymond Hull (
paper ) $ 12.95 How to Write Action / Adventure Novels , by Michael Newton ...

Author: Linda S. Sanders

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015018505019

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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Creative Conversations

95 Spider Spin Me a Web : Lawrence Block on Writing Fiction , by Lawrence
Block $ 16 . ... 95 Writing the Novel : From Plot to Print , by Lawrence Block (
paper ) $ 10 . ... 95 How to Write Action / Adventure Novels , by Michael Newton $
13 .

Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038659400

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Offers practical advice on preparing for, arranging, and conducting interviews, shows how to use an interviewee's words, and discusses legal and ethical aspects

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

American Bookseller

... Stephanie Cole How to Write Action / Adventure Novels by Michael Newton
ISBN 0-89879-358-0 $ 13.95 , hardcover / August emu lhikey was MARKET
BOOKS P.O.P. DISPLAY 12-1990 Writer's Market 5-1990 Photographer's Market
4-1990 ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00065080U

Category: Booksellers and bookselling

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Genreflecting

A Guide to Reading Interests in Genre Fiction Diana Tixier Herald ... 434 Houston
, James W. , 171 How I Saved the World , 428 How to Write Action / Adventure
Novels , 199 How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction , 25 How to Write Romances
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Author: Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: UCSC:32106016831759

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Entries list the authors and titles of fictional books categorized by genre or themes, including historical, western, crime, adventure, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and horror books; includes author/title, subject, and character indexes.