Writing Fight Scenes [kindle edition]

I usually don't blog on this day, but I had to break tradition. I've been on the look out for new books on writing fight scenes. For a long time now, there have only two of them: Writing Fight Scenes by Rayne Hall and Write The Fight Right by Alan Baxter. I just read at Book View Cafe about a new book on 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. 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.


Purchase at: Amazon

Since this book doesn't have any reviews, I don't know how good it is. It's only $2.99, so I'll get it and tell you about it. I'll keep you posted. If you've read it, let me know how it is ;)

Comments

  1. I don't know about fight scenes. Every one I've read so far (3 maybe?) have been terrible! But, not all is lost.

    I'm reading Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King and he does a first person account of a man who kills his wife. I think you could pretty much call it a fight scene. He stabs her in the throat to kill her and she wakes up from her sleep to defend herself. Still, something in the way King has it unfold is unlike anything I can describe. It's just wicked good. :)

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    1. That scene sounds intense! I'll have to check out that book :D

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  2. Something to keep in mind.

    I was very careful writing my second to last chapter of my MS, which is basically a large running gunfight between two opposing sides that culminates in a fistfight between two men.

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    1. I'm still working on fighting with weapons. It's so difficult since I have no way of actually using any of these weapons. For gun fights, I had to so do much research.

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