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Course Summary

The CRIME FICTION GUNS course is designed specifically for authors and screenwriters that have zero-experience with guns.  I created this course to give crime-fiction writers like you a safe and welcoming place to learn the basics of how firearms & ammunition work and to learn about the investigative techniques we in law enforcement use when firearms or ammunition are seized as evidence.

What you will learn in this course will help you craft accurate dialogue and realistic scenes in your stories where guns and ammo are involved, while simultaneously avoiding the errors that many readers will feel obiligated to comment on if you don't know what you're writing about.

If you have never held a gun in your life, then you are in the right spot.  If you are feeling nervous, trust me when I say you are amongst friends here. We'll get you feeling confident about all of this in no time.

We will start with learning about ammunition.  After all, without ammunition, a gun is really just a really expensive paperweight.  You will learn how ammunition works and what all the associated terminology actually means.

From there, we will literally break down handguns, shotguns, and rifles.  You'll learn how the weapons function from the inside out, what they feel like (as best as can be described in an online course 😉) and how they are used.

Finally, we will cover how we can use firearms and ammunition as evidence toward proving which round was fired from which firearm.

Most lessons include printable PDFs for quickly referencing the key points of each lesson (perfect for keeping within arms reach in your favorite writing nook.)

I hope you'll join me in the Writer's Detective School: CRIME FICTION GUNS course. You will get lifetime access to the course upon enrollment and a 14-day money-back guarantee.     


Course Curriculum

Det. Adam Richardson - Writer's Detective School

Adam spent seventeen of his twenty-five year (and counting) law enforcement career as a police detective in California.  Adam has taught hundreds of new detectives for the California Department of Justice and spent over a decade as an adjunct faculty member at a local college. He holds a Bachelor of Science from California State University in Vocational Teaching and Management.  He also is the host of the Writer's Detective Bureau podcast and YouTube channel.

Rob Kerns

Knight's Fall Press

As a writer, have you ever received the comment, "It doesn't work like that,” whatever 'it' happens to be? Maybe the commenter was nice and found a way to send you a private message explaining the error and offered some advice for a fix. Or maybe the commenter wasn't so nice and wrote up a scathing summary of everything that was wrong in a public and glaring review. It takes courage to write a story and then publish it for the world to see, and most writers overcome doubt and fear constantly to share their stories with people. We research, because we want to get the details right. But guns or firearms (or whatever term you prefer) are very easy to get wrong. Especially if you have little to no experience with them. Enter Adam Richardson's "Crime-Fiction Guns" course. Adam does an excellent job of communicating the basics of firearms (ammunition, pistols, shotguns, and rifles) and how they work. He also covers how police use the evidence guns leave behind. He provides the information in a straightforward, no-nonsense series of lessons without condescending or talking down to us. All facts, no patronizing. If you have zero to little experience with firearms and want to know enough to get the basics right--like the difference between the terms primer, bolt, bore, or slide--this course is for you. Whether you write the kind of stories where guns are common but you have little to no experience with them or you’re writing your first story featuring a firearm, this course is well worth the investment. I discovered Adam Richardson through his interview with Joanna Penn on The Creative Penn Podcast, and I have followed his work since then. I have never been disappointed or dissatisfied with any information Adam presents, and this course is no exception.

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