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This article will teach you how to write exciting fights. Immerse us in the scene. Engage as many senses as possible, particularly the visceral ones touch, smell, taste. One frequent area of confusion is how far away the characters are from each other. Each additional character dilutes the fight and makes it harder to visualize the fight in real-time.
If you have too many characters in a fight, it will probably lead to a fight that flits between each character, not sticking around long enough to show them doing anything interesting. Unlike comic books and movies, a novel does not accomplish much by having the hero mow down waves of faceless henchmen or creatures.
The main advantage of a novel is that its length allows it to sustain a deeper plot and better-developed characters. Fighting anonymous and hopeless enemies does not play to these strengths.
How do your characters interact with the scenery? Brainstorm a few items or props that are in the scene and try to work in a few when a combatant gets desperate.
Also, try to have your hero use his powers in an unexpected way. Let your hero improvise. Throw a few wrenches in his carefully laid plans.
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If your supervillain really is a genius, surely he will anticipate some of the things your hero will try and prepare accordingly. The forcefield generators will be within the forcefields, dammit! These elements should help.
If the hero has 15 minutes to defuse the bomb or two days to stop the villain from taking over the world, that adds urgency to the plot. My favorite example of this was D.
The New Adventures of Superman. Whether he does or not, there will be more suspense. Keep it as short as possible. Generally, fights should be the climax of their chapters, rather than the bulk.
Dragging out a fight scene for pages typically feels pretty tedious. The worst-case scenario is that the fight will feel like a scrolling list of hits the hero and villain are landing on each other.
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But when it comes to writing a good story, you may feel stumped, even if you have a vivid imagination and a million great ideas. You want to create something original, not a. Fight scenes are the single hardest character interaction to write.
Many authors who know their craft in every other respect can’t write a fight scene to save their (or their hero’s) life..
Happily, there are a few devices you can use to ensure you write the kind of fight scene that grips a reader from start to finish.