As writers, getting the details right means we need to know things. Things that raise eyebrows. For example, I once needed firsthand experience on what it’s like to be trapped in a car’s trunk. Thanks to help from my gleeful teen and an afternoon of stares from the neighbors, I can tell you the answer: dark. Other questions require a more delicate approach. What kind of damage can a knife do? Which guns make the largest holes? Where do you hit someone to knock them out? Better yet, how do you find out without getting locked up?
Enter Delaware Dangerous, a new writer’s retreat that promises to put a little violence in your vacation and a little realism in your writing. When it comes to gatherings for writers, this one is the Extreme Makeover edition. From September 9-16th writers can work with skilled instructors to learn to shoot to kill, fatally stab, or disable an opponent using their bare hands. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
Cost: $889 per person (register with a friend and receive a discount).
The fee covers:
12 hours of professional gun training with a certified instructor
6 hours of knife training
6 hours hand-to-hand combat
Ammo, use of various firearms, training blades and live blades.
- Writing Workshops: Get Thee a Community (barbaratyler.wordpress.com)