Following on from my recent article How to avoid Female Stereotypes in your novel, we obviously need to discuss some of the male stereotypes.
Fight scenes can be difficult to write. Some novels I’ve read, had painful fight scenes that I either 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.
The terms “talent” and “skill” can often be banded about. I see many young writers, new writers who speak in awe of someone’s talent. This is often followed with “I’ll never be that good” or “I wish I was that talented.”
A true writer loves to write, it is a passion that consumes, to some it is even a craving that needs to be fulfilled.
So what happens when the words don’t come, the characters fall silent, the plot line stops… or worse.
While the idea of just paper and pen may have been the tools needed back in the day for writers, most of us have more requirements now.
So here is my list of writer tools that I find useful. We are all different and so you might not need all of these, but I think at least some of these are good for every writer to have.