One of my absolute favorite genres to read is action/adventure. I’ve devoured every Dirk Pitt novel I can get my hands on (you know, by Clive Cussler), gobbled up Michael Crichton’s action-geared works, and any others I can find (mostly obscure writers, admittedly).
And though I’ve drafted at least two dozen novels myself, I’ve never attempted one in this genre. I’ve struggled to find a story that felt like a good fit for my imagination and writing style.
In recent months, I’ve been craving something new, though – a genre I adore but have never tried. I’m a huge fan of historical fiction (my first fully drafted novels are all set in 1830s Old West USA and medieval times), so I realized I could combine these genres. This triggered something in me. Now, I’ve drafted some shorter works in the historical action/adventure genre. I’ve also managed some absurd action/adventure works.
So, I thought, why not share some of my venture into the genre for some action/adventure writing prompts?
- A travel photographer on assignment in the jungles of India gets a far more personal look at the big cats she photographs than she ever intended – and discovers something truly incredible in the depths of the jungle
- A treasure hunter, a Catholic priest, and a civil rights activist find themselves working together on this rather unexpected mission: to save an ancient farm in the hills of Tuscany
- The setting: deep in the Amazon jungle; the lead character: a female missionary pilot; the problem: a missing American passenger
- A British art thief, a Kenyan international beauty queen, and an Italian housewife must save the world from a merciless dictator bent on ruling the world
- A medieval knight, his court jester BFF, and the search for the lost prince of Brittania
Note: This article is adapted from the author’s personal blog at ritajpike.com.
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Editor-in-Chief of The MockingOwl Roost, Rita Mock-Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has found inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from around the world. She now writes on food, travel, pets, faith, and the arts. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.