Book Review: Writing Fight Scenes

fightscenesEvery year I consider writing a novel for NaNoWriMo.  Some years I throw something together without a plan, some years I plan things out and I think only once have I ever actually *finished* a book – though a couple of years I have reached the goal.  This year, I thought maybe I’d do some research before I write anything (if I write anything this year, I’m still not decided) and so I decided to check out Writing Fight Scenes – just in case.

Rayne Hall wrote this book because struggling with fight scenes – there was nothing out there to help writers.  Now there is.

I like that each chapter is broken down with a different type of fight scene – for instance one for entertainment, a gritty scene or blending both.  At the end of each chapter, there is a section on “blunders to avoid” which I really liked.

There are also chapters on what sorts of weapons your characters may be using in their fight scene.  I’ve never realized there were so many weapons out there. Wow.  Also guides on him your fighters are male, female or animal.

I think I am now thoroughly prepared to write a proper fight scene – should the opportunity arise.

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About the Book

This is a book for people who enjoy writing short stories or novels. and helps them master tricky aspect of their craft. “Writing Fight Scenes” is popular with hobby authors as well as professionals, and has been a bestseller in the writing craft genre for two years.

Please note: This book is not suitable for absolute beginners. You need to have taken a creative writing class, or to have some previous experience in short story writing.

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