I have read enough books to find that fight scenes can be difficult to write. Some of the novels I have read had painful fight scenes that either had to be skipped completely or re-read just to figure out who was doing what, so this tutorial is an amalgamation of my thoughts on the best ways to do it.
First, let’s break this down into aspects to think about:
Let’s continue with Getting Organised 🙂
There are many “Character Profile Templates” floating about and I will (eventually) add one of my own to the Free Printables section.
These can be useful but I must stress that you should not follow them too strictly as you progress with your writing.
They are good to start with, to get the “meat” of your characters down, but as your writing becomes more detailed you would be best to design your own character template. This way you will not end up with a lot of extra sections requiring information you don’t need.
In the last article I discussed organising your life outside of your writing work, now let’s move onto getting organised for writing.
Every writer is different and so not all suggestion here for organising yourself will work for you. However here is how I do it that you may find useful.
Firstly, for every new novel I start a new computer folder. Give your novel (or series) a name. Whether you write short stories, sonnets or huge novels TITLES are important. If you can’t think of one you like use a “Working Title” but at least you have something.
If you write novels, give your novels a title – if you write novel series, give the SERIES a title. That way the individual novels can become numbers until you’ve got your individual titles.
Great! The world could always use more writers!
Throughout the many years I have been writing my stories I have gleaned some personal thoughts on what (I think) you could do with to help you become a writer. Here they are:
Writing is not an innate skill, there are some people who are gifted at spinning the tale, some who have to sweat blood to be considered good at their craft, but whether it comes easily or not we ALL have to practice. You can’t be a concert pianist by just tinkling chopsticks all day – that will get you nowhere! (It will also annoy people!)