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milaismysunshine asked:

Do you have any advice for writing about illegal street races? I haven't been able to find much. I was also wondering if you would be able to find anything about writing about a drug cartel.

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Street Racing

Car Chases

Vocabulary [car-chase lingo defined]

Vocabulary [sounds]

  • Came
  • Spun (up)
  • Cranked
  • Sputtered
  • Whined
  • Coughed
  • Rumbled
  • Grumbled
  • Growled
  • Snarled
  • Revved
  • Zoomed
  • Vroomed
  • Screamed
  • Roared
  • Blasted
  • Thundered
  • Exploded
  • Whispered
  • Purred
  • Whirred
  • Hummed
  • Chortled
  • Stuttered

Vocabulary [car related]

  • Max Speed – max car speed
  • Max Reverse Speed – max car speed in reverse
  • Acceleration – acceleration speed
  • Deceleration – braking speed
  • Friction – how far the car rolls before stopping
  • Max Steering Rate – max rate at which car can turn
  • Steering Acceleration – how fast the car starts turning
  • Steering Friction- how fast the car corrects itself (when you “let go of the wheel”)
  • Car Starting Direction – set car rotation on start

Drug Cartels

Links from Havocscope

-Alex

street racing..

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