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How to Write a Fight Scene

So by all means don’t take this as the end-all, be-all Way To Do It, or think that I’m telling you your way is wrong.  It isn’t! This post is my attempt to quantify the process I’ve developed over the years, because I often see people bemoaning having to write action scenes, and lately my Sith Apprentice: Darth Venge series has gotten a lot of positive feedback on its action sequences.  I’m hoping to be helpful rather than didactic.

With that said, let’s break down the steps I go through, accompanied by a scene from one of the stories in th Venge series where the eponymous protagonist fights four elite mercenaries known as Mandalorians.  (Continued under the cut.)

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As long you have people who really hate you, you can be sure there will also be people who love you.
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Bill Kaulitz

Do what you love. Do what makes you happy and screw the haters. There will always be people who will try to discourage you, make you feel bad or insecure about your work. Don’t you ever let it get to you. If anything, those people are weak, foolish and unsatisfied with themselves. You go do what you love and don’t let anyone stop you.