7 Tips For Writing Action Scenes7 Tips For Writing Action Scenes
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 7 “From Story to Art” – Section 7 “Action Scenes”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Action scenes in a novel are a difficult tool to master, but well worth the time and effort to create dramatic an memorable scenes that will engage and entertain your readers. To pull them off effectively, you must be able to keep a quick yet varied pace, keep a tight focus, reflect your story, and make it all quick and crisp. Today, I'm going to give you a starting-point for honing your skills in this method of storytelling.
Tip 1: Create a visible plane of space to work within.
Blake sat in a dark bedroom—the white light of his computer glancing off his face and hands as he typed. Against the wall to his left, there was a closed and curtained window and an unmad
Wake AliceWell-worn brown boots tapped against the white tiled floor of the White Queen's Castle. There was no discernible rhythm to the tapping nor to the humming that accompanied it. It was still very early in Underland with the sun barely warming the eastern sky. The Hatter was already impatient for company. The tea was steeping; the pastries the March Hare had baked yesterday were warming; the Hatter was dressed; the table set; yet no one was awake. A small dark frown descended on his brow.
Perhaps Alice would like some morning tea.
That little thought seemed to pick up his spirits considerably, the frown melting away in the wake of a perky smile and more humming.
The door hit the wall as it was swung open by the overly enthusiastic Hatter attempting to balance a tea tray over filled with china and pastries. With the tray safely stowed on the table, he straightened himself, his hair and brushed a stray thread along with some dust from his jacket. He was momentarily distracted by the dust mot