Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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 ;)