February 8, 2007 6:47pm CST
Well, I seem to be going great with my book but I know I lack in one area of writing. Action. I can't do action scenes worth crap and I was hoping someone has an idea on how I can write better fighting scenes. I know it's an odd question but I thought someone might have the answer.
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9 Feb 07
I am not sure that I can sufficiently answer this, but I think that the best approach is to study the masters, that is, choose one of your favorite authors and look at how he or she approaches a scene, how to create the buildup and drama before the action, during, and after. What things do they include to make the scene more realistic. I am not saying to copy the person, but to examine their technique. Often when we read something, we can't really identify what it is that makes something good, but we know it when we read it. By approaching it from a disection process, you begin to see the elements that come together to make a good scene. Hope this helps. I am quite sure that you could find a book on this topic too. There are a lot of how-to writing books out there. Good luck.