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Alison Morton – Writing adventure fiction

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A quick intro into writing adventure fiction

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Alison Morton – Writing adventure fiction

  1. 1. Alison Morton Alternative history thriller writer #RomaNovaSeries 23 June2017 Dublin Writers’ Conference Storytelling – The Critical Elements 1
  2. 2. A gladius at your neck? 23 June 2017 Dublin Writers’ Conference Storytelling – The Critical Elements 2 Swordfight, Dean Cornwell 1892-1960
  3. 3. A lady defending her castle? 23 June 2017 Dublin Writers’ Conference Storytelling – The Critical Elements 3 Nicolaa de la Haye and Lincoln Castle, 1217: Lutrell Psalter
  4. 4. A Glock in your face? 23 June 2017 Dublin Writers’ Conference Storytelling – The Critical Elements 4 Photo: eAlisa
  5. 5. In a quiet moment… 23 June 2017 Dublin Writers’ Conference Storytelling – The Critical Elements 5 I’m the one on the right.
  6. 6. This is storytelling 23 June 2017 Dublin Writers’ Conference Storytelling – The Critical Elements 6
  7. 7. Tips • Short: words, sentences, paragraphs • Narrow escape from a fight location • No super powers: training and pain • Weapons: real or at least realistic • Sounds and smells • Truncated description • Snappy dialogue 23 June 2017 Dublin Writers’ Conference Storytelling – The Critical Elements 7
  8. 8. Twists and turns 23 June 2017 Dublin Writers’ Conference Storytelling – The Critical Elements 8
  9. 9. Thank you for joining me today! There are two handouts at alisonmortonauthor.com Alison Morton #RomaNovaSeries alison-morton.com @alison-morton 23 June 2017 Dublin Writers’ Conference Storytelling – The Critical Elements 9

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