Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wondering about Weapons
When it comes to writing mysteries, do you have a preferred murder weapon? Do you think readers are turned off by some weapons? Certainly, some weapons require more research (guns & ballistics for instance), might this dissuade you or will you roll up your sleeves and start researching how to use this weapon convincingly in your book. Certain weapons yield a bloodier or more gory scene of the crime, such as a stabbing - would that make the writing more difficult to you? Do you think some methods are more "female" than "male"?