Writing Fight Scenes (Writer's Craft)
by Rayne Hall
Amazon rating
Critique Circle rating 
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date2015-02-09 (added to CC 22 Oct 2015)
Amazon Sales Rank70,541
Learn step-by-step how to create fictional fights which leave the reader breathless with excitement. The book gives you a six-part structure to use as blueprint for your scene. It reveals tricks how to combine fighting with dialogue, which senses to use when and how, how to create a sense of realism, and how to stir the reader's emotions. You'll decide how much violence your scene needs, what's the best location, how your heroine can get out of trouble with self-defence and how to adapt your writing style to the fast pace of the action. There are sections on female fighters, male fighters, animals and weres, psychological obstacles, battles, duels, brawls, riots and final showdowns. For the requirements of your genre, there is even advice on how to build erotic tension in a fight scene, how magicians fight, how pirates capture ships and much more. You will learn about different types of weapons, how to use them in fiction, and how to avoid embarrassing blunders. The book uses British English.

Member Reviews
(1 Jan 2016)
This book helped me to understand the basic skills needed for fighting, either for woman, men, magical beings or skilled fighters. It's just the beginning but it has make me improve my previous flat descriptions.
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