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Do you struggle with fight scenes? Has your editor told you the novel is brilliant - except for this part?
The book gives you:
* A six-part structure to use as blueprint for your scene.* Tricks how to combine fighting with dialogue* Information about swords, daggers and other weapons, and suggestions how to write about them
It helps you to decide:
* What's the best weapon for your character* Where the scene takes place* Which senses to use, how and when* How much violence your fight needs
It shows you, step by step:
* How to write battles, riots, brawls and duels* How our character can get out of trouble with self-defence techniques* How to make the reader root for your hero* Techniques for creating a sense of realism* How to adapt your writing style to the fast pace of the action* How to stir the readers' emotion
Are you writing a thriller, a murder mystery, an action-adventure tale, historical fiction, a fantasy novel or a paranormal romance? Whatever your genre, this guide has professional techniques you can use. For the specific requirements of your story, there are sections on
* Fighting animals, including weres* How magicians fight with magical weapons* Male and female warriors* Costuming and armour* Siege warfare* Naval battles and how pirates capture ships* How to build erotic tension in a fight scenes
and much more!
If you're a veteran warrior, this book shows how to turn your experience and skills into compelling prose.
If you've never held a weapon and are clueless about fights, this book guides you step-by-step to create a plausible fight scene and avoid embarrassing blunders.
Please note: This book assumes that you have some fiction writing experience. You'll benefit most if you've already mastered the basics of the craft and want to learn specialist techniques. It is not recommend for absolute beginners.
This is the original bestseller published in 2011 and revised in 2014. To see if this book would be helpful for you, try the free sample. Click Look Inside or Send Sample Now.