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

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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

... 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.

Masterclass Write a Bestseller

How to plan, write and publish a bestselling work of fiction Jacq Burns ... How to Write Action-Adventure Novels by Michael Newton (Classic Wisdom on ...

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.

The Song of the Mockingbird

Vibrant characters, settings like Charleston, Savannah and Key West and a tightly wound plot make this novel a "must read.

Author: Bill Cronin

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ISBN: 0990838102

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Novel - Contemporary FictionReynolds and Ryan Publishing paid best-selling author, Jack McNamara, more than a million dollars in advanced royalties for three action-adventure novels. Only one problem: Jack cannot write a single word. Devastatingly depressed and hopelessly blocked Jack embarks on a personal journey back to the summer of 1961 when three childhood events created a psychological time-bomb that, thirty-five years later, threatened to destroy his marriage and end his writing career. Vibrant characters, settings like Charleston, Savannah and Key West and a tightly wound plot make this novel a "must read." The Song of the Mockingbird is Bill Cronin's second novel following five-star reviews for his first novel "Dial Tone."

Freeing Your Creativity

Creating Short Fiction, by Damon Knight (paper) $10.95 Dare to Be a Great Writer: ... by Raymond Hull (paper) $12.95 How to Write Action/Adventure Novels, ...

Author: Marshall Cook

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ISBN: PSU:000024258166

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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

JULES VERNE Ultimate Collection Science Fiction Classics Action Adventure Novels Historical Works Illustrated

"Excuse me, Lieutenant," interrupted the unrebuffed little Midshipman; "Can't Barbican write?" A shout of derisive comments greeted this question.

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026868866

Category: Fiction

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This carefully crafted ebook: “JULES VERNE Ultimate Collection: Science Fiction Classics, Action & Adventure Novels, Historical Works (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels Five Weeks in a Balloon Journey to the Centre of the Earth From the Earth to the Moon Around the Moon The Adventures of Captain Hatteras In Search of the Castaways Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea A Floating City The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa The Fur Country Around the World in Eighty Days The Mysterious Island The Survivors of the Chancellor Michael Strogoff Hector Servadac The Underground City Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen The Begum's Fortune Tribulations of a Chinaman in China The Steam House Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon Godfrey Morgan or, The Robinson Crusoe School The Green Ray Mathias Sandorf The Star of the South Ticket No. “9672” Robur the Conqueror The Master of the World The Waif of “Cynthia” North Against South or, Texar's Revenge The Flight to France or, The Memoirs of a Dragoon Kéraban the Inflexible Adrift in Pacific or, Two Years' Vacation Topsy Turvy Cæsar Cascabel Mistress Branican The Castle of the Carpathians Claudius Bombarnac Captain Antifer Facing the Flag An Antarctic Mystery Short Stories A Voyage in a Balloon A Drama in Mexico Master Zacharius A Winter Amid The Ice The Blockade Runners Doctor Ox's Experiment Martin Paz Ascent of Mont Blanc The Mutineers of the Bounty Frritt-Flacc An Express of the Future In The Year 2889 Travel The Exploration of the World The Great Navigators of the 18th Century The Great Explorers of 19th Century Miscellaneous A Chinese Banquet Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

Ricochet

Hannah Endicott's only purpose for traveling half a world away to Ecuador is to retrieve what her feckless best friend appropriated to invest in yet another bad business venture.

Author: Cherry Adair

Publisher: Adair Digital

ISBN: 1937774724

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Ricochet T-FLAC Hannah Endicott's only purpose for traveling half a world away to Ecuador is to retrieve what her feckless best friend appropriated to invest in yet another bad business venture. Unwillingly drawn into meeting his new associates, she overhears a nefarious plot and instantly goes from irritated to terrified. The right person, in the wrong place, at the worst possible time. . . . When T-FLAC operative Grayson Burke and his team storm the yacht, the last person he expects to find is the woman he stood up at the altar three years ago. Now she's in his deadly world... On the horns of a life and death dilemma When his brother and the diamonds disappear, Hannah suddenly becomes Gray's only hope of locating his quarry and retrieving the stolen money. Low on her stock of insulin injections, Hannah's inability to remain with Gray is rapidly advancing to a critical end. Now his entire world turns into a time bomb ticking away the minutes. Gray must choose between his brother, his mission, and the woman he loves.

BARONESS ORCZY Ultimate Collection 130 Action Adventure Novels Thrillers Detective Stories

"Are you trying to make up your mind, sir," he asked, "just what kind of a blackguard I am?" M. de Kervoisin's thin lips curled in a wry smile.

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

Journals Volume III

I'd love to write fiction more often, specifically, novels. ... Novels Realist fiction Can Write: (script) Animated Beats / Scenes (Action-Adventure, ...

Author: Joseph Alberts

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ISBN: 9781304718051

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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

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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!

Jackpot

Bill Pronzini's “Nameless Detective”—the San Francisco-based, Italian-American, slightly overweight, thoroughly charming favorite of mystery aficionados, whose name is never revealed—returns with one of his cleverest, most intense ...

Author: Bill Pronzini

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 9781612320922

Category: Fiction

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Bill Pronzini's “Nameless Detective”—the San Francisco-based, Italian-American, slightly overweight, thoroughly charming favorite of mystery aficionados, whose name is never revealed—returns with one of his cleverest, most intense cases. Why would a successful, good-looking young man, who had just won two hundred thousand dollars at a Lake Tahoe casino, kill himself? That's the question Nameless asks himself when he finds a friend's brother dead--an apparent suicide, was more than luck involved in his windfall? Or was his good fortune reason enough for murder? The investigation takes Nameless in­side the seamy and dangerous world of high-stakes gambling and mob-run casinos—and into the middle of a com­plex scam that has left at least one man in his grave, with others, including Nameless, odds-on favorites to follow.

Absolute Doubt

In a situation this volatile, something is bound to blow!

Author: Cherry Adair

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ISBN: 1937774384

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In a situation this volatile, something is bound to blow! Three. . . T-FLAC operative Asher Daklin is running out of time in his race to end the production and sale of the word's most deadly explosive before a cataclysmic terrorist event occurs. This op isn't just his last chance at redemption, it's deeply personal. Because of him, E-1x took his brother's life and nearly incapacitated him. Now, with the timer counting down the remaining hours, he has to go deep under cover at the home of the mastermind producing the deadly explosive and stop him. Daklin can't allow anything, or anyone, to distract him from his mission. Two... Lingerie designer River Sullivan is on a mission of her own-to find her genius brother. When millions of dollars are inexplicably wired to her account she knows he's in trouble. Traveling to the small mining town of Los Santos, situated in the mountainous jungles of Cosio, she accepts the hospitality of her brother's employer and searches for clues as to Oliver's whereabouts. If only she wasn't overcome with inappropriate lust for one of the other houseguests- a gorgeous bishop with a warrior's body and laser-sharp eyes that hint at deep, dark secrets. One! River and Daklin find themselves in a race against time, hampered by staggering odds and overwhelming desire. Daklin has one final, desperate chance to prove himself, keep River safe, and save the day. . .

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.

Author: John Charles

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083890811X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.

Best Stories from New Writers

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

Author: Linda S. Sanders

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015018505019

Category: Fiction

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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

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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.

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

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

Author: James Cooper

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ISBN: 9798640169782

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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.

Poet s Market 1991

Special Interest Writing Books Armed & Dangerous: A Writer's Guide to Weapons, ... by Raymond Hull (paper) $12.95 How to Write Action/Adventure Novels, ...

Author: Judson Jerome

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: 0898794234

Category: Authorship

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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

The Price of Deceit

An exciting action adventure 5th novel from the pen of Mike Boshier. Mixing real-life and fiction, Mike's stories leap out of the pages and you can never be sure whether you read it in his books or on the international news scene first.

Author: Mike Boshier

Publisher: Okoromai Bay Limited

ISBN: 0473465116

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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An exciting action adventure 5th novel from the pen of Mike Boshier. Mixing real-life and fiction, Mike's stories leap out of the pages and you can never be sure whether you read it in his books or on the international news scene first.

The Brute

The Brute is a young-adult, action-adventure novel for readers of all ages. If you like page-turning fiction with intriguing characters facing daunting challenges, then you'll love this gripping story.

Author: Mike Klaassen

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 1543924565

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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A tornado rips through their campsite on the prairie. Can he summon help, or will his violent temper betray him? Sixteen-year-old Fortney Curtis is on a campout in the vast Flint Hills of Kansas. A tornado destroys their campsite, disables the adults, and leaves Fort in charge of six younger boys. Distance, storm damage, wildlife, and flooding all obstruct his efforts, but Fort's greatest challenge lies within himself. Can he save the day--or will he let everyone down? The Brute is a young-adult, action-adventure novel for readers of all ages. If you like page-turning fiction with intriguing characters facing daunting challenges, then you'll love this gripping story. Discover the adventure of a life-time with The Brute today!