Top tips for writing fight scenes

Writing fight scenes into your book keeps the reader on their toes and gives your story some excitement!

Here are my top tips for writing fight scenes:

  1. Write in short sentences. This speeds up the story!
  2. Introduce senses. E.g. she could taste blood, smell sweat, hear a grunt, see people running
  3. Make it realistic
  4. Show what they’re fighting for. Treasure? Someone they love?
  5. Call in morals and motives. What will they become after they’ve killed someone? Do they really want to start a fight?
  6. Keep the fight short (readers don’t want to read pages and pages of your characters at war)

I hope this post helps! Let me know what you’re working on in the comments below!

Stay safe,

Published by H.R Phoenix, Author

H.R Phoenix is the creator of Penable. She likes to inspire people to write and is an author, editor, proofreader and illustrator. She is currently working on her mystery/thriller debut novel. When she's not working on a short story or writing awesome Penable Posts, she enjoys spending time painting, reading or hanging out with her two cute kittens...

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