Writing Fight Scenes

Practical Guide for Authors


Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Rayne Hall


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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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.

A Writer's Craft

Multi-Genre Creative Writing


Author: Kendall Dunkelberg

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137610964

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

View: 2048

This introductory creative writing text uses a unique, multi-genre approach to provide students with a broad-based knowledge of their craft, treating them as professional writers. Beginning by discussing elements common to all genres, this book underscores the importance of learning good writing habits before committing to a genre, encouraging writers to look beyond their genre expectations and learn from other forms. The book then devotes one chapter to each of the major literary genres: fiction, poetry, drama and creative nonfiction. These style-specific sections provide depth as they compare the different genres, furnishing students with a comprehensive understanding of creative writing as a discipline and fostering creativity. The discussion concludes with a chapter on digital media and an appendix on literary citizenship and publishing. With exercises at the end of each chapter, a glossary of literary terms, and a list of resources for further study, A Writer’s Craft is the ideal companion to an introductory creative writing class.

Fight Write

How to Write Believable Fight Scenes


Author: Carla Hoch

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440300739

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 1590

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.

Elements of The Writing Craft

More Than 150 Lessons for Fiction and Nonfiction Writers


Author: Olmstead Robert

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599635003

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 1292

Great narratives are built piece by piece, through myriad small tasks and careful moves. In this landmark book, Robert Olmstead shows how distinguished writers past and present have built their fiction and nonfiction. Through this writer's-eye analysis of more than 150 of literature's most finely crafted passages, you'll learn to read like a writer. Then, more than 500 innovative exercises challenge you to experiment with - and expand upon - the techniques of the masters, so you can use them for great narratives of your own.

Writers Craft



Author: Sheridan Blau

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780812386622

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 636

View: 9622

A New Generation of African Writers

Migration, Material Culture & Language


Author: Brenda Cooper

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1847010768

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 182

View: 3587

Discusses the literature of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Leila Aboulela, Biyi Bandele, Moses Isegawa, and Jamal Mahjoub.

The Art and Craft of Screenwriting

Fundamentals, Methods and Advice from Insiders


Author: Shelly Frome

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786434260

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

View: 4821

"Introductory chapters discuss skills essential for screenwriters, including an eye for the camera, the ability to juggle pieces of a story, knowledge of acting, and a unique vision. The second section covers options available to screenwriters with import

Latino Writers and Journalists


Author: Jamie Martinez Wood

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107854

Category: American literature

Page: 305

View: 3347

Provides short biographies of Latino American writers and journalists and information on their works.

The writer's craft


Author: Frederic Alexander Birmingham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

View: 1343

Novelists and Prose Writers


Author: James Vinson,D. L. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: London : Macmillan


Category: American fiction Bio-bibliography

Page: 1367

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