META: Writing Good Action [was: Re: [LNH/ACRA] Onion Lad #8]

Jamas Enright thad at
Thu Jun 8 05:34:56 PDT 2006

On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, Tom Russell wrote:

> I ask, not only on behalf of my fellow writers but also for myself
> (action scenes never being my strong point), what makes for a good
> prose action sequence?

When I have action sequences, I try to visualise what is happening so I 
can get the dyamics of the situation worked out. Yes, some times even play 
acting it out so I can think of a proper sequence of moves which I can 
then hopefully expressed in an interesting way in prose form.

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