5 Common Mistakes That Writers and Film Makers Make
Let's be honest, we read something in a book and then go use it. I've done it before! It's when we read it, and then we don't research it to make sure it's true. Here are five mistakes that I've read in books and movies that would have been avoided if they had just researched.
1. People shoot with one handHaha, nope. When you shoot a handgun you would use both hands for more control and to make sure that no one grabbed it out of their hand. I cringe every time I read this because IF YOU HAVEN'T RESEARCHED IT, DON'T WRITE IT. Pleeease. Because when you've actually shot a gun, then you notice those things.
2. People can shoot a SHOTGUN or AUTOMATIC gun with one hand.Where are they researching this stuff? A) Please look at point 1 and replace handgun with one of these, and B) I would love to see one of you guys actually try this. Let's just say you'll probably end up getting hit in the face with a gun. It'll jerk back and there goes the fun, trust me. When the gun recoils, maybe you'll write it differently?
3. When a boy sees a girl he doesn't get quiet or awkwardLet me tell you, if I read this in a book, I will probably put it down unless you have some other super cool element. Because I hate when authors say this. It's not true, at least for any of the guys I've met, and I have a brother. I knowwwwww.
4. You don't pull an arrow or knife out of a wound
Because if you did that, you'd probably bleed out. Better to keep it there until you can bandage it. When people just pull it out I'm like, "Ahhhhh noooo what are you doiiiiing?" It bothers me sooo bad.
I watched the movie Risen, and don't get me wrong, it was an amazing and epic movie, but...arg! They used Poseidon! Romans would not have used Poseidon, they would have used Neptune. Poseidon was Greek, pleeease learn your mythology.
That's if for now! I may have a second part coming later.