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"? 

1 comment:

  1. yes, i agree that a writer should fully understand the weapon before writing about it.

    no, i can write about any weapon, so it wouldn't be harder... on a side note--i like up close and personal when it comes to killing... so i like the knife, sword, ice pick, razor--you get the idea.

    no, i don't think any method fits to gender, it all comes down to presentation.