Return to Content Writing an action story: When you write an action story, good pace keeps your tale engaging and fun.
What if your neighbour turns out to be a serial killer? What if the supermarket at the end of your street is a cover for an international drugs cartel?
What if the old man who owns the second-hand bookshop is actually a ghost? I absolutely love second-hand bookshops. Someone back in at The Guardian saw fit to repeat it though. The quote on the back from The Observer is even better: We women need to read about characters who have brains, not just brawn… Hmm… I see action thrillers, be it in novel or movie form, as pure escapism.
One of my biggest heroines from the s was Sarah Connor from The Terminator — on the run from cyborgs who want to kill her and stop her producing a son who will go on to save the world.
I wanted to be her. One of the writers of that movie, perhaps surprisingly, was a woman: Her filmology lists a seemingly never-ending list of action thrillers, from Aliens to Hulk with Armageddon and the rest of The Terminator franchise in between.
So where are all the others? The quotes from the 80s and the comments from recent weeks seem to imply that attitudes have not changed. I have a good career. I can handle myself. I have always felt very much equal to my male counterparts. So do we really need separate book categories for women by women?
What about contemporary thriller writers such as Zoe Sharp, whose protagonist Charlie Fox is an ex-Special Forces trainee turned bodyguard.
Do men not want to read about these women? Are female writers intimidated at the thought of writing about espionage and deadly shoot-outs with Russian gangsters?
Prolific author of fast-paced arkane thrillers, Joanna Penn, writes this on her blog: I love James Bond. Are we not supposed to like James Bond for more than just his swimming trunks? Personally, I like a burst of brainless adrenalin as much as the next wo man.
Her first novel Black Wood is currently out on submission and she is working on her second. You can find out more at her website and on t witter and facebookwhere she spends far too much of her time.Michael Moorcock's tips for writing complete adventure novels in three days are the fruit of his early career, when he was writing novels (including his Elric classics) in three to ten days each.
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