Writing Fight Scenes

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.

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1507891407

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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.

Writing Fight Scenes

Have you ever: • Held a sword? • Taken a karate class? • Punched another person in the face? Even if your answer is “no,” you can still write a good fight scene. In this guide, fantasy novelist Marie Brennan will show you how.

Author: Marie Brennan

Publisher: Book View Cafe

ISBN: 9781611383072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 92

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Have you ever: • Held a sword? • Taken a karate class? • Punched another person in the face? Even if your answer is “no,” you can still write a good fight scene. In this guide, fantasy novelist Marie Brennan will show you how. Drawing on her experience with fencing, stage combat choreography, Okinawan martial arts, and above all writing, she lays out the components that turn the strikes into a compelling story. From purpose to tactics to prose, Writing Fight Scenes walks you through the anatomy and execution of combat on the page.

Fight Write

But a poorly done or unbelievable fight scene can ruin a great book in an instant. In Fight Write you'll learn practical tips, terminology, and the science behind crafting realistic fight scenes for your fiction.

Author: Carla Hoch

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1440300720

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Whether a side-street skirmish or an all-out war, fight scenes bring action to the pages of every kind of fiction. But a poorly done or unbelievable fight scene can ruin a great book in an instant. In Fight Write you'll learn practical tips, terminology, and the science behind crafting realistic fight scenes for your fiction. Broken up into "Rounds," trained fighter and writer Carla Hoch guides you through the many factors you'll need to consider when developing battles and brawls. In Round 1, you will consider how the Who, When, Where, and Why questions affect what type of fight scene you want to craft. Round 2 delves into the human factors of biology (think fight or flight and adrenaline) and psychology (aggression and response to injuring or killing another person). Round 3 explores different fighting styles that are appropriate for different situations: How would a character fight from a prone position versus being attacked in the street? What is the vocabulary used to describe these styles? Round 4 considers weaponry and will guide you to select the best weapon for your characters, including nontraditional weapons of opportunity, while also thinking about the nitty-gritty details of using them. In Round 5, you'll learn how to accurately describe realistic injuries sustained from the fights and certain weapons, and what kind of injuries will kill a character or render them unable to fight further. By taking into account where your character is in the world, when in history the fight is happening, what the character's motivation for fighting is, and much more, you'll be able write fight scenes unique to your plot and characters, all while satisfying your reader's discerning eye.

Fight Like a Girl

Aiki Flinthart is a long-time martial artist, author, thrill-seeker, and assault-survivor. In Fight Like a Girl, she brings experience and vast amounts of research to the table to help authors write tense, emotive fight scenes. Grab a copy.

Author: Aiki Flinthart

Publisher: Computing Advantages & Training P/L

ISBN: 0994592825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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Women are not men with mammaries. They approach, deal with, and react to violence differently. Aiki Flinthart is a long-time martial artist, author, thrill-seeker, and assault-survivor. In Fight Like a Girl, she brings experience and vast amounts of research to the table to help authors write tense, emotive fight scenes. Grab a copy.

Write Fight Scenes Six Simple Steps to Action Sequences That Will Wow Your Readers

These six simple steps will shift your fight scenes from good to great. Christine Nielson has a B.S. in Secondary Education and over twenty years experience teaching both language arts and traditional karate.

Author: Christine Nielson

Publisher: Pocket Pimp Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781950546138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 60

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Your Badass Guide to Writing Fights Right! These six simple steps will shift your fight scenes from good to great. Christine Nielson has a B.S. in Secondary Education and over twenty years experience teaching both language arts and traditional karate. She is an expert in both writing and fighting and combines her expertise in these fields to bring you an effective guide on action scenes. She is also an award-winning author of dystopian and dark fantasy fiction and loves to spin fire on the weekends.

Fight Write

But a poorly done or unbelievable fight scene can ruin a great book in an instant. In Fight Write you'll learn practical tips, terminology, and the science behind crafting realistic fight scenes for your fiction.

Author: Carla Hoch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440300738

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Whether a side-street skirmish or an all-out war, fight scenes bring action to the pages of every kind of fiction. But a poorly done or unbelievable fight scene can ruin a great book in an instant. In Fight Write you'll learn practical tips, terminology, and the science behind crafting realistic fight scenes for your fiction. Broken up into "Rounds," trained fighter and writer Carla Hoch guides you through the many factors you'll need to consider when developing battles and brawls. • In Round 1, you will consider how the Who, When, Where, and Why questions affect what type of fight scene you want to craft. • Round 2 delves into the human factors of biology (think fight or flight and adrenaline) and psychology (aggression and response to injuring or killing another person). • Round 3 explores different fighting styles that are appropriate for different situations: How would a character fight from a prone position versus being attacked in the street? What is the vocabulary used to describe these styles? • Round 4 considers weaponry and will guide you to select the best weapon for your characters, including nontraditional weapons of opportunity, while also thinking about the nitty-gritty details of using them. • In Round 5, you'll learn how to accurately describe realistic injuries sustained from the fights and certain weapons, and what kind of injuries will kill a character or render them unable to fight further. By taking into account where your character is in the world, when in history the fight is happening, what the character's motivation for fighting is, and much more, you'll be able write fight scenes unique to your plot and characters, all while satisfying your reader's discerning eye.

The Writer s Guidebook to Writing Fight Scenes

They offer a build-up and release of tension and propel the story forward but can leave even the most-seasoned of authors struggling. If this is you, don't despair!

Author: S. L. Lethe

Publisher:

ISBN: 1722116870

Category:

Page: 42

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Writing fight scenes can be extremely tricky for authors, especially if you have never been in one yourself. They offer a build-up and release of tension and propel the story forward but can leave even the most-seasoned of authors struggling. If this is you, don't despair! The Writer's Guidebook to Writing Fight Scenes is designed to help you improve your fight scenes, with numerous examples of ways how to improve your writing and develop your character. Inside you will discover* Numerous examples of gun fights * Numerous examples of swords and other blade fights * Numerous examples of brawling and duels * Types of weapons, from swords from antiquity and all over the world to guns and magical objects * Examples of describing bodies and wounds * Examples of how to describe pain * Examples on how to describe emotion during conflict * And much more! Divided into several easy-to-follow sections, The Writer's Guidebook to Writing Fight Scenes is a must-read for any author wanting to add depth to their conflict scenes and take their writing from average to great.

Writing Fight Scenes

INTRODUCTION This book will help you to write a fight scene which is entertaining as well as realistic, and leaves the reader breathless with excitement.

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Rayne Hall

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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This book will help you to write fight scenes that are entertaining as well as realistic, and leave the reader breathless with excitement. The book suggests a six-part structure to use as blueprint for your scene, and reveals tricks how to combine fighting with dialogue, which senses to use when and how, 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 spellings.

Write Fight Scenes

Your Badass Guide to Writing Fights Right! These six simple steps will shift your fight scenes from good to great.

Author: Christine Haggerty

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692623760

Category:

Page: 52

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Your Badass Guide to Writing Fights Right! These six simple steps will shift your fight scenes from good to great.

The Fighting Writing Introvert

Whether you are an introvert, extrovert, boy, girl, fighter or lover, this book will unveil the tricks of the trade, covering the following topics: - A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MARTIAL ARTS - THE TWO TYPES OF FIGHT SCENES AND WHICH ONE TO ...

Author: Robert D. Gennari

Publisher: Star Rise Publications

ISBN: 064842040X

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Page: 82

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Have you Ever Been in a Fight? Are you Time Poor? MANY OF US have not been in a fight, and nearly all of us are time poor. Finding time to read through four hundred pages of a

How to Write That Scene

This book shows you how to choose the cast of characters and the point-of-view, how to work with plot events and create conflict, how to build tension and conflict, and how to rework a dull scene to make it sparkle.It teaches you ...

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1986958086

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Page: 142

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Learn how professional authors craft scenes, and apply the techniques to your fiction. This book shows you how to choose the cast of characters and the point-of-view, how to work with plot events and create conflict, how to build tension and conflict, and how to rework a dull scene to make it sparkle. It teaches you professional techniques for specific types of scenes, with a full chapter for each of the following: - novel-beginning scenes - novel-ending scenes - black moment scenes - climax scenes - outdoor scenes - indoor scenes - scary scenes - creepy scenes - love scenes - erotic scenes - chase scenes - confession scenes - fight scenes - duel scenes - battle scenes - night scenes - relationship break-up scenes - argument scenes - travel scenes Whatever kind scene you're writing or revising, this guide can help. Please note: some of the content overlaps with Rayne Hall's other books and articles.

Stand Your Ground

Do you dread writing action sequences?

Author: C. S. Ratliff

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798669505219

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Page: 56

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Do you dread writing action sequences? If so, it may be because you don't have all the tools in your armory to create compelling and breath-taking fight scenes. In these 12 steps, I will teach you how to make your fights feel like they are part of your story, pushing the pace forward, instead of feeling like they are apart from your story. Learn to spice up your combat, pull in different perspectives, make the action memorable, and most importantly, make your readers want to read more! This program will help build your arsenal of writing skills to take your fight scenes to the next level. From a magical battle in a forest to tearing through the skies in fighter jets, we cover the steps it takes to drive your action into the minds and memory of your readers.

Classic Movie Fight Scenes

The black-andwhite picture is highlighted by two fight scenes in Little Tokyo. ... A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking.

Author: Gene Freese

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476669434

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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Both brawls and elaborate martial arts have kept movie audiences on the edges of their seats since cinema began. But the filming of fight scenes has changed significantly through the years--mainly for the safety of the combatants--from improvised scuffles in the Silent Era to exquisitely choreographed and edited sequences involving actors, stuntmen and technical experts. Camera angles prevented many a broken nose. Examining more than 300 films--from The Spoilers (1914) to Road House (1989)--the author provides behind-the-scenes details on memorable melees starring such iconic tough-guys as John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Robert Mitchum, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan.

Fight Scenes

In a pared–down, highly readable style that brings to mind the work of Raymond Carver, Sherman Alexie, and Denis Johnson, Bottoms has created a work of literature that shows how even the most accepted forms of "toughness" can have a ...

Author: Greg Bottoms

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582436524

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

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In an intricately linked series of poetic, short tales set in a 1983 suburb, Greg Bottoms portrays his life as one of two "at–risk" boys as they attempt to learn how to be—and what it means to be—men. By turns funny, disquieting, and moving, Fight Scenes takes an unsparing look at juvenile disaffection and the dark side of white, working–class masculinity. By narrating his experiences with childhood buddy Mark, Bottoms shows how many of America's young men learn to think about work, sex, weakness, violence, and themselves. In a pared–down, highly readable style that brings to mind the work of Raymond Carver, Sherman Alexie, and Denis Johnson, Bottoms has created a work of literature that shows how even the most accepted forms of "toughness" can have a damaging, disorienting, and finally dehumanizing effect on everyone, especially kids.

The Martial Art of Writing and Other Essays

In other words, we can write a realistic fight. In the same way that a badly written fight scene might distract a reader, a well-written fight scene can ...

Author: Alan Baxter

Publisher: Brain Jar Press

ISBN: 9781922479075

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 60

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“The thing about an art — and one of the things I love about both Kung Fu and writing — is that you’re never finished. No matter how good you get, no matter how much you achieve, you can always get better.” In these essays, Alan Baxter—the author of cult horror hits like The Roo, the Eli Carver series, and the Australian Shadows Award-winners Crow Shine and Best Served Cold—explores the relationships between horror fiction, a writer’s craft and discipline, and the lessons brought to writing from his almost 40 years as a kung-fu practitioner and instructor. Drawn from presentations, blog posts, and articles exploring his own process, The Martial Art of Writing features Baxter’s interrogation of the similarities between his kung fu and writing practices, the next steps that need to be taken when you realise you book is broken, writing killer fight scenes, embracing your darker impulses as a writer, and much more. Whether you’re a fan of Baxter’s dark imagination looking to plumb the origins of his nightmarish fiction, or an aspiring writer with a penchant for action and dark themes, this chapbook provides a glimpse into the mind and processes of one of Australian’s most prominent writers of horror fiction.

Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

I want to write a book like that because fight scenes are dramatic and exciting!' 'Dude? That is so underpowered. I'm going to write a 300-page book that is ...

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444795660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading science fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you'll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Remove Your Shackles Write A Quick Guide for New Writers

Have you ever wanted to be a writer, but don't know where to start? Don't wait any longer. Don't let your fear hold you back! Remove your shackles and write. This quick guide for new writers helps you learn the basics of writing a story.

Author: Arwen Chandler

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1521204128

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Page: 40

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Do you have a book inside of you that is burning to break free? Have you ever wanted to be a writer, but don't know where to start? Don't wait any longer. Don't let your fear hold you back! Remove your shackles and write. This quick guide for new writers helps you learn the basics of writing a story. It introduces you to plot and character development. It teaches the secrets of writing great dialogue, and includes information about world building and writing fantastic fight scenes. If you're new to writing, or just have some basic questions, this guide's for you. Why don't you Remove Your Shackles and Write your first short story, novella, or novel? You can do it!

Wrede on Writing

For purposes of this discussion, I am going to define action scenes as scenes ... thing to remember about writing an action scene is that there is movement.

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9781626812215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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The authoritative guide to the craft and business of writing. Patricia C. Wrede has been a stalwart of the sci-fi/fantasy world for decades, publishing dozens of books across multiple series, storming bestseller lists and corralling accolades from critics and fans alike. Now, with brilliant insight and a sparkling wit, Wrede shows beginning writers the ropes in Wrede on Writing. Wrede tackles all issues for writers, from the basic how-to’s to the more advanced topics on character development and worldbuilding. In her conversational tone, she gives writers the tips and tricks her experience has brought. After Wrede on Writing, authors will have the knowledge to put their tools to better use. Thinking of starting a book? Trying to finish one? Wrede on Writing will guide you towards that superior draft to send to agents, to publishers, and to readers. Before she became a successful full-time writer, Patricia C. Wrede worked in finance, and she also provides for authors an extensive look at how to manage the money—from royalties to determining the financial potential of your next project, Wrede provides authors with deep insight into the business of writing. A brilliant guide from a literary stalwart, Wrede on Writing is the book everyone with a novel under their beds or inside their heads should read.

Dear Ally How Do I Write a Book

DEAR SARAH REES BRENNAN, How do you write action scenes? I actually really love writing action scenes! I didn't always, since I'd think about it in terms of ...

Author: Ally Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408354889

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

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Problem plot lines? Character chaos? Ask Ally! The definitive guide to writing from one of teen fiction's best-loved authors. Writing finally has its own agony aunt in bestselling author, Ally Carter. Always wanted to write? Not sure how to begin, or what to do with tricky characters or pesky plotlines? Ask Ally! Ally Carter is the internationally bestselling author of Gallagher Girls, Embassy Row and Heist Society. Known for her gripping plots and adventures that combine danger and glamour in equal measure, Ally knows how to write brilliant books for teen and YA readers. Now Ally and her author friends want to help YOU write the book you've always dreamed of. Part agony aunt, part writing guru, this writing guide is thoughtful, witty and best of all, useful. With advice from some of children's fiction's brightest stars including Holly Black, Cassandra Clare and Kody Keplinger.