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There are various elements that make up a great story—plot, story development, character growth, depth. All of these contribute to turning a good story into a great story. However, one more element that can spice up your story is a good action scene. But how do you write a good action scene?
Here are five tips to get you started…. Photo by Kelly Bailey 1. Brandon Sanderson perfectly executed each one of the action scenes in his books and believe me, there are a lot of them.
If you want to study good action scenes, check out his books. Take time to make readers care for your characters. Develop them so when the action scene finally comes, your readers will care enough about the characters to want to know what happens.
Getting your readers emotionally involved is key to keeping them entertained. If you, the writer, cannot visualize the fight, expect the readers to have trouble as well.
Visualize how each moment of the scenes will take place. Try writing multiple ways of how the scene plays out. Ask other people to read them out. Did they like what they read? Were they able to picture out a clear image of the fight?
They can also be about your protagonist trying to race against time to stop a time bomb.
But they always must be clearly written. Spice up your verbs.
Verbs are the bread and butter of every action scene. After all, action scenes need action words. Whenever I write action scenes, I make it a point to make use of the thesaurus.
The two swords clanged against each other. Barbaros shouted as he spun around and swung his sword sideways. Luka deflected the blow with his shield. Barbaros lost his footing.Robin Hood Primary School.
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Death, divorce, marriage, retirement, career changes, empty-nesting, moving Whether we instigate a stressful event or feel like the victim of one, navigating the transitional waters of change is hard. Expert Tips for Writing Action Scenes By: RoseannBiederman | February 15, Think “action scene,” and you probably think of the Hollywood version: A character is thrust into high-stakes, physical drama (a gunfight, a daring rescue, a desperate escape) that changes her in some important way, and moves the action forward.
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I’m writing a first draft and got stuck on the logistics of a fight scene and this article really helped me pin down what I wanted to get across in it and how to make it work. Name: Title / Year Group / Specialism Senior Leadership Team Mrs Angela Dewes.
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