Thursday, August 8, 2013

Virtual Book Tour – Day 8: Guest Post on Writing Good Fight Scenes

Today’s tour host is publishing services company Fireblade Publishers, which will be hosting a guest post from me on how to write good fight scenes.
A fight scene should be gripping, believable and fast-paced. I always write a fight scene at the speed at which it happens, so it’s ‘real time’, and the reader can, therefore, imagine it at the correct speed. You can’t add much in the way of thoughts or feelings during a fight scene, as this will slow the pace of the action and the characters will ‘pause’ in the reader’s mind while the protagonist has his/her thoughts or feelings. Aside from that, someone in the middle of a fight won’t have time to think about stuff.

To read the rest of this post, visit the Fireblade blog, and don’t forget to leave a comment if you have anything to add.
For those who have just joined us, The Queen’s Blade II, Sacrifice is now free on a 3-day promotion, 6 – 8 August. Today’s the last day, so grab your copy before it’s too late (Book 1 is free) – Coupon Code: EN88H.

Don’t forget that the person who purchases the most of my books for the duration of the tour receives the gift of Books 2 and 3 in The Slave Empire series (to see if you qualify, you should, on the first day after the tour, email all your PoPs to
To make sure you don’t miss a tour post, download the TC Southwell Virtual Book Tour Itinerary.

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