Fight scenes (fighting for love, life, honor)--when written well they can make a great climax or make you want to hit something (working you up because you are so into the scene.)
I'm comfortable writing love scenes, kissing scenes, confrontational dialogue, regular dialogue, the twisted sick villian, chase scenes, etc. (I didn't say I wrote them well, I just like to write them.)
The fight scene is what makes me squirm. I like to read a great fight scene-- I don't feel like I know how to write one. I have a lot of fight scenes in my current WiP and in my first draft they are weak-- real weak--embarrassing weak.
I'm trying to figure out the best way to write them. How to write action. I know words like crunch, slice, punch, pressed, cut, stabbed, threw, etc. all help but me putting it all together is falling flat.
I know reading some great fight scenes help along with watching some great fight scenes. I'm not sure if it's enough. I'm looking for your help folks--any advice? (Don't say music because I do use it and it helps just a little)
How do you go about writing a fight scene?
Any recommendations on what I should do to prepare for one and what could help my fights scenes stronger?
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