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Writing Tips For Action Scenes

K.M. Allan

While you might not be a writer of action-based books, chances are if there’s any type of conflict in your novel, you may have to write an action scene.

I did, after starting my YA series, Blackbirch. For a book about teens with magickal abilities, there ended up being a few scenes that required me to pen some action, and to my surprise, I found it fun to write.

Does that make me an action writer who knows how to pull off grand-scale battles? Definitely not. But I have learned a thing or two about putting an action-packed scene together, and if you’re interested in doing the same, these tips might help.

Writing Tips For Action Scenes

Make Every Action Scene Unique

If you have more than one action scene in your book, set them apart. Even if your MC is coming up against the same foe every time…

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Tips for Developing Story Writing Ideas – by Melissa Donovan…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Writing Forward:

Short stories, flash fiction, novels, and novellas: there are countless stories floating around out there — and those are just the fictional works.

It’s no wonder writers get frustrated trying to come up with a simple concept for a story. One look at the market tells you that everything has been done.

But what makes a story special is your voice and the unique way that you put different elements together. Sure, there might be something reminiscent of Tolkien in your work, but so what? Echos of Lord of the Rings can be found in some of the most beloved stories of the 20th century: Harry Potter and Star Wars, for example.

I’m not saying J.K. Rowling and George Lucas intentionally used elements of Tolkien’s work in their stories. Maybe they did; maybe they didn’t. But I would bet both of them read and appreciated Lord…

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