How to Write Conspiracy Fiction (Paperback)
How to Write Conspiracy Fiction takes you into the mindset that makes the creation of this story form possible. Authors are provided with an in-depth examination of conspiracy fiction and its most commonly used plot devices, along with a step-by-step walk-through of developing a scheme that takes advantage of modern American society's mistrust of its government.Inside, you'll find: * an overview of the similarities and differences between political, espionage, and conspiracy fiction;* a discussion of the origins and evolution of conspiracy literature;* tools for analyzing conspiracy theories of the past and present;* detailed overviews of specific elements, characteristics, and considerations vital to the creation of a successful conspiracy tale;* a three-step process for developing believably diverse heroes and villains to populate your shadowy world;* a glossary of terms and list of recommended reading for writers new to the genre;* a filmography of movies that have conspiracy components; and* an in-depth discussion of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how you can use it to conduct research that will lend credibility to your conspiracy story.
Justin Oldham is a legally blind writer who lives in Anchorage, Alaska. He holds bachelor's degrees in political science and history from the University of Alaska. A long-time Alaskan resident and self-described "reformed bureaucrat," Justin's many interests include collecting rare books related to the Cold War and 20th century science fiction, reading, writing, playing strategy games, and working on his numerous home improvement projects. Justin's other works include the novel The Fisk Conspiracy and the short story collection Tales from the Kodiak Starport. For more information about Justin and his projects, visit his website at http: //www.justin-oldham.com.