Shadow Fusion

How to Write Conspiracy Fiction

Book cover for How to Write Conspiracy Fiction

by Justin Oldham

ISBN: 978-1-935964-02-5

LCCN:  2011900384 

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. 

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