In the YA urban sci-fi I’m writing there are a few fight scenes. When first writing these scenes, I started to wonder just how good they were, because there’s only so many moves your characters can make in a fight before things start getting repetitive. Recently I discovered the blog by writer Janice Hardy, and just tonight I came across an article on writing action scenes. It was very helpful and I will be taking her advice when editing.
If you write action scenes in your novel, you might want to check it out too. In the article Janice says, ‘Action can be tough because it’s easy to focus too much on the action and not enough on the character in peril. So long descriptions sneak in and what the character does takes center stage. What the character thinks and feels often gets shoved into the background.
And that’s bad. Because those emotions are what make or break an action scene.’
To see more of her tips for writing action scenes, go to her website.