The Myth of the Hierarchy of Weapons

myth of hierarchy of weapons writing fiction

When you need to pound a nail, there is no better tool than a hammer. That doesn’t mean a hammer is the best tool for every job. It’s the same way with weapons. (Shutterstock photo)

There’s an idea out there in fiction that a gun always trumps a knife, a knife always trumps a more mundane object, and all of that trumps knuckles. I call this the Myth of the Hierarchy of Weapons and, as the name suggests, it’s BS.

I elaborate more about this over at Jennifer Chase’s blog. Check it out here.

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