Tips for Writing Believable Action Scenes

Action scenes are incredibly tricky to write, and a lot hinges on them. Action sequences tend to be climax points: they are the last point of a conflict and requires a resolution of some kind at the end. If a writer is careless, it can be easy to create an anticlimactic climax point. In the clip below, John Wilkerson, sci-fi author, journalist, and ghostwriter, gives his most important tip for writing an action or fight scene. “Don’t define the technique step-by-step,” says Wilkerson. Part of...
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