|Reviews for How To Write A Fight Scene|
| Trinh 5/7/13 . chapter 10
Thanks so much for your word.
| honeycat007 4/16/13 . chapter 1
This is an awesome tutorial- I have read it at least three times over and am amazed at the qaulity of it. Thumbs up!
| Ej 2/12/13 . chapter 4
She unsheathed her sword, and swung at the spot she had last seen the man. To her annoyance he had already moved and had drawn out his own sword. Irene jumped at him with a series of cuts and slices. The smack of metal on metal rang through the ally. Her adversary was an expert and Irene prepared herself for the flow of the fight. Her hand was steadily feeling more and more like a weight.
| Ava Jones 2/2/13 . chapter 10
This is so helpful and useful. I always struggle with fight scenes. I'm glad I found this, and I'm even happier that you decided to write it for us.
| Bane Stryfe 11/15/12 . chapter 10
love your article here, really useful. Would love to see tips on more one-on-one techniques as well as some tips on Riser fights.
| Bane Stryfe 11/15/12 . chapter 6
Just a quick point from your review notes at the top, Cloud's sword from ffvii is only single edged blade, not double-edged. not every large blade is double-edge, often giving the bearer the option to use the flat side for non-lethal attacks.
| Guest 11/13/12 . chapter 10
So, first of all, this is my second review. Thanks so much for this! You're very talented at explaining things and this really helped a lot. However, your fights depicted here seem very fictional and, as previously stated, I am currently working on a Smoke fanfiction; very realistic. I don't know if you know Smoke (the 1995 movie with Harvey Keitel, Forest Whitaker and Stockard Channing) but no matter if you have or haven't seen it, maybe you could help me out with this problem if it isn't too much trouble.
I'm not a girl for violence and hardly have any clue where to start. This has helped a lot, but how can I write a violent scene between in husband and a wife in which the drunken husband accuses her of still being in love with her ex (who is in the navy) and ends up taking out the wife's eye. Yeah, I know, not one for violence, huh? But this is actually what was described in the movie. I'm really stuck and if you could help me out a bit that'd be great. I'm not sure about the pace and stuff...
Anyway, I think this is a great tutorial for writers that can be easily followed and is super informative. Thanks heaps for this!
| Blue-eyesThropp 11/13/12 . chapter 1
Hi! So, very quickly: I am an FFnet writer. Or rather, I plagiarize as a hobby and post it online, and I really love these sites. Their great for exactly this type of thing.
So far, I find your- what do I call it? Tutorial? Guidelines? Holy scripture for writers who struggle with fights? You name it- very interesting and helpful. I am currently working on a fanfiction for Smoke and have been stuck on this major fight scene forever, and this really helped me out. You must be one heck of a good writer, or at least you really understand the workings of the English language and can bring them over very well.
Thanks much for this. Will be using this gold nugget from now on. You're great :-)
| chronodekar 11/10/12 . chapter 10
This "story" looks really handy!
I'm writing a fight scene in my fanfiction and one of my betas told me that it needed work. Frankly, it isn't easy. Sure, I could write Something, but that isn't what people want to read.
My experience with "fight" scenes are minimal. I can't even read them properly. But I'm trying to improve myself by reading all I can find about them. Which is how I came here.
Thanks for posting all this,
| Soluzek 10/15/12 . chapter 10
Amazing tutorial here. I found it refreshingly clear, funny, & loved all the examples!
| XxDark FairyxX 9/11/12 . chapter 2
this is really helpful
| kate asian21 8/4/12 . chapter 1
This is really helpful for writing fight scenes! (and I write a lot of them!) You should keep writing tutorials!
| ArcticEnderFox 7/15/12 . chapter 10
Thank you so much :D
| Guest 7/2/12 . chapter 1
Thank you...helped me a lot :)
| CalliScribbles 6/6/12 . chapter 2
Jumping in, a part of flow or progression can be having a clear idea of where the characters are fighting and how much grond they cover. I recently read a fight scene that gave the impression that the combatants were in the middle of a large front yard, but when the antagonist was tackled, he managed to hit a set of stairs which the text had never given any previous indication of (and which, if you logically thought about where people had been coming from, shouldn't have been there at all) on the way down.
You've probably already done that though. I'm adding this to my advice pile. :)