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I bought my first ever ebook today. I stumbled over it when I was looking for information on writing fight scenes, partly for 7_Conflicts and partly because action scenes are one area in which I know I could use all the help I can get. The book is called Them’s Fighting Words: How to Write Fight Scenes by Teel James Glenn. It’s one of the few actual books on the subject that I’ve found and was definately worth the $6.50

8/5/2007: Edited to remove notes; if you're interested in learning more, I recommend checking the book out. It's worth the purchase price 8) For a more detailed summary of the book's contents, click here: Them's Fighting Words -- Chapter Two (edited 8/5/2007)

In addition, you can also get some advice on writing fight scenes from the following links:

Writing Links:

Date: 2007-05-17 10:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] newsy891.livejournal.com
Thanks for posting this... I need all the accessible fight-writin' tips I can get! =D

Date: 2007-05-17 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beckyh2112.livejournal.com
Ooh, yummy! I love more references to writing fight scenes - the best I've ever come up with is rereading fight scenes that I don't skim over and trying to work out why I don't skim them.

Date: 2007-05-17 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyrazorsharp.livejournal.com
Thanks for sharing this, Dun! I'm never very good at fight scenes...I tried novelizing the last episode of Cowboy Bebop for use in one of my fics and maaaaaaaaaaaan the firefight in the bar between Spike and Jet and the Red Dragons was tough. Also did the same for TF:TM and the battle on the plaza was difficult to put into words.

And re: the details....heheh, yeah, i've induced some flailing a time or two...eek. But doing the research is always interesting. I had to get details about what kind of weapons were used during the Battle of Maiwand (was writing about a young Dr. Watson) and in doing so I learned more of just what the battle was about.

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