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Adventure Writing: The Adventure Tree 0

Adventure Writing: The Adventure Tree

By Dru Pagliassotti Last week, you defined your adventure focus—the Who, What, Where, When, Why, How and So What? of your advenure. That gives you the main plotline and gets you thinking about what...

Adventure Writing: The Focus 0

Adventure Writing: The Focus

by Dru Pagliassotti Writing a good adventure isn’t easy. There are, after all, only a limited number of plots one can work with—plots that have been recycled from the most ancient legend to the...

The Cambridge Five 3

1950s – Reds Under the Beds

Background The early 1950s were an alleged hotbed of Communist activity in both the US and UK. Senator McCarthy lead such a fervent attack against Communists within the US State Department (and further afield)...

1940s – Kidnap a German General 0

1940s – Kidnap a German General

Background As was the case during World War I, “spy mania” gripped the people of Britain during World War II. However, the numbers of German spies entering the country were small (fewer than 25...

[Plot Hook] 1930s - Nazi Spies in the US 0

1930s – Nazi Spies in the US

Background Although the Second World War didn’t start until the end of decade (and direct US involvement didn’t occur until early in the next decade), Nazi spies operating in the US in the 1930s...

1920s – Assassination Attempt on Lenin 0

1920s – Assassination Attempt on Lenin

Background With the end of the Great War and Germany, ostensibly, stopped from rebuilding their military forces, British and French eyes turned towards the emerging Soviet Union following newspaper reports of the kidnap or...

1910s – German Spies 0

1910s – German Spies

Background In pre-war Britian, novelists such as Erskine Childers and William Le Queux wrote of a large and growing German intelligence network which fed a frenzy of “spy mania” amongst the British population. The...

1900s – German Battleship Plans 0

1900s – German Battleship Plans

Background In the early 1900s, Admiral Fisher of the Royal Navy proposed several designs for battleships. After becoming First Sea Lord in 1904 he pushed these ideas further and the result, HMS Dreadnought, was...

Fiction: The Cell – Cleaning Up 0

Fiction: The Cell – Cleaning Up

Written by Andrew M. Popowich The sun hadn”t set yet, but it wasn”t exactly light in the side alley where the commuter car was parked. Inside, a handsome young man dressed in a designer...

Terrible Terrorist, The 0

Terrible Terrorist, The

Written by Kove The characters are given the task of finding and “apprehending” (i.e. kill) a known terrorist. An Egyptian arms dealer has offered to reveal where the terrorist has his secret training camp....

Loose Cannon In Hong Kong, The 0

Loose Cannon In Hong Kong, The

Written by Kove The characters are sent out to “retrieve” a CIA agent that has changed sides and started working for one of the drug running Triads in Hong Kong. The former CIA agent...