Writing Fight Scenes

Practical Guide for Authors

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Rayne Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book will help you to write fight scenes that are entertaining as well as realistic, and leave the reader breathless with excitement. The book suggests a six-part structure to use as blueprint for your scene, and reveals tricks how to combine fighting with dialogue, which senses to use when and how, and how to stir the reader's emotions. You'll decide how much violence your scene needs, what's the best location, how your heroine can get out of trouble with self-defence and how to adapt your writing style to the fast pace of the action. There are sections on female fighters, male fighters, animals and weres, psychological obstacles, battles, duels, brawls, riots and final showdowns. For the requirements of your genre, there is even advice on how to build erotic tension in a fight scene, how magicians fight, how pirates capture ships and much more. You will learn about different types of weapons, how to use them in fiction, and how to avoid embarrassing blunders. The book uses British spellings.

Writing Love Scenes

Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547280742

Category:

Page: 188

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Learn to write love scenes like a a pro. Two professional authors show step-by-step how to create conflict, depth and intensity, and craft a heart-warming or harrowing scene that readers will never forget. This book shows you step-by-step how to to write about - the first meeting - the first kiss - characters in disguise - confessing a secret - relationship conflicts - breaking up - marriage proposals and much more. Do you want to write 'clean' or 'steamy' love scenes? The choice is yours. This guide shows techniques for - keeping your characters and your writing chaste - implying intimacy without showing it - creating erotic tension without sexual action - seducing the reader with explicit sex. Whatever genre you write, you'll find useful advice for your story: - gay love scenes - lovers belonging to different cultures - love between members of different species - love scenes involving several characters. 'Writing Love Scenes' is intended for intermediate and advanced-level writers and want to learn specialist skills. It is not recommended for absolute beginners. About the authors: Susanne McCarthy is an experienced romance novelist. Rayne Hall is a professional fantasy and horror author, editor of the Ten Tales speculative fiction anthologies, and creator of the Writer's Craft series.

Writing Scary Scenes

Professional Techniques for Thrillers, Horror and Other Exciting Fiction

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781519356093

Category:

Page: 132

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Are your frightening scenes scary enough? Learn practical tricks to turn up the suspense. Make your readers' hearts hammer with suspense, their breaths quicken with excitement, and their skins tingle with goosebumps of delicious fright. This book contains practical suggestions how to structure a scary scene, increase the suspense, make the climax more terrifying, make the reader feel the character's fear. It includes techniques for manipulating the readers' subconscious and creating powerful emotional effects. Use this book to write a new scene, or to add tension and excitement to a draft. You will learn tricks of the trade for "black moment" and "climax" scenes, describing monsters and villains, writing harrowing captivity sections and breathtaking escapes, as well as how to make sure that your hero doesn't come across as a wimp... and much more. This book is recommended for writers of all genres, especially thriller, horror, paranormal romance and urban fantasy. British English.

Writing Vivid Settings

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508589563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

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Do you want your readers to feel like they're really there—in the place where the story happens? Whether you want to enrich stark prose with atmospheric detail, add vibrancy to a dull piece or curb waffling descriptions, this guide can help. Learn how to make your settings intense, realistic, and intriguing. This is the tenth book in Rayne Hall's acclaimed Writer's Craft series.

Them's Fightin' Words

Author: Teel James Glenn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611608155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 177

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Join professional fight choreographer Teel James Glenn as he takes you on a journey through the process of creating believable and dramatic action scenes in every kind offiction. Using wit and personal experience, he dissects action scenes for the keys to what makes them work. Readers benefit from his combat experience, including eastern martial arts, the physiology and kinetics of weight training and the dramatic story telling from film and stage acting. From fantasy swordfights, barroom brawls, comic combat to martial arts knockabouts, he not only outlines and explains the whys and wherefores of literary violence, he also explores techniques that allow you to create them yourself with a series of fun and easy to do exercises. He takes the mystery out of writing action, but not the excitement!

Writing Vivid Characters

Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535136327

Category:

Page: 82

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Do you want to create compelling characters about whom the readers care deeply? This book reveals professional technique to invent individuals who are so real that your readers will love or hate, fear or root for them, and so fascinating that your readers will remember them forever.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Writing about Magic

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508830016

Category:

Page: 180

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Do you write fantasy fiction? This book is a resource for authors. Crammed with information, tips, and plot ideas, it helps you create stories about magic and magicians which are believable and exciting. Learn about power-raising, ritual, training, initiation, love spells, sex magic, costuming, equipment, correspondences, magical weapons, healing, protection, miracles, spells, amulets, talismans, curses, hexes, illusionists, charlatans, natural and ceremonial magic, witchcraft, shamanism, alchemy, necromancy, ethics, conflicts, secrecy and more. Draw up a psychological profile for your magician, invent fictional spells that work, avoid blunders, and create trouble for your characters.

101 Writers' Scene Settings

Unique Location Ideas & Sensory Details for Writers to Create Vivid Scene Settings

Author: Paula Wynne

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530608492

Category:

Page: 174

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Don't Just Write A Scene ~ Create A Memorable SettingWrite a compelling scene and create a vivid setting that readers won't forget.Find out how to make your novel's scene settings come alive to your readers with mood, senses, atmosphere and vivid descriptions shown through the point of view of your characters. This book will guide you through choosing settings with mood, atmosphere and sensory details that will influence your characters.In films like Bourne or Bond you see baddies chasing the hero through crowded towns with tight corners and narrow streets or racing across roof tops. In other classic films you may see the most unusual places on earth and wonder how the studios found those places to feature in their films.Clearly they have endless budgets with numerous bodies to scout for locations. But what if there was a resource where writers could dip in and out to find these special types of locations for setting their scenes? Now there is!Inside, bestselling author of Pimp My Fiction, Paula Wynne guides you through:* Creating a novel setting in order to write a vivid scene * Finding unique locations for different scenarios in your plot* Creating vivid setting descriptions* Weaving them together seamlessly through the character's actions and reactions* Develop location elements to write realistic, intriguing descriptions from the character's POV* Using sensory details that bring your setting to life* Layers of details that make a reader feel like they are right there with your character* And you will get a free download copy of the Settings Checklist!Filled with ideas for categories such as crowded towns, tight and narrow streets, adventure locations, places up high and down below, mountains and valleys, seascapes, abandoned places, modern techno, scary and spooky, and unusual work places, homes and fight scenes.It also includes scene setting advice from successful authors: Linda Abbott, Steve Alcorn, James Becker, Glenn Cooper, Mark City, Dean Crawford, Nicole Evelina, Jeff Gerke, CS Lakin, Marti Leimbach, Rayne Hall, Angela Marsons, Allison Maruska, Alex Myers, Jodie Renner, Douglas E. Richards, Joyce Schneider, Kevin Wignall and Vincent Zandri.

Structuring Your Novel

Author: Robert C. Meredith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006273170X

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Here's the bestselling guide that teaches aspiring novelists how to employ the 14 structural elements common to all novels.

Write Your Way Out of Depression

Practical Self-Therapy for Creative Writers

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539969600

Category:

Page: 94

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Use your writing talent and your skill with words heal yourself. Author Rayne Hall and psychologist Alexander Draghici show fourteen practical strategies for self-therapy. Do you feel like you're trapped in a dark hole of morass, sinking deeper and deeper, the mud rising to your hips, your chest, your throat? Is despair smothering you like a heavy blanket? Is your own life moving past you like a train, and you are forced to watch and cannot board? Has crippling lethargy wrapped its tentacles around you so tightly that you cannot move, sucking from you all energy and the will to live? If you want to get better, to feel alive again, if you want to step out of this darkness and take control of your recovery, this book can help.

Zeroboxer

Author: Fonda Lee

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0738745073

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 360

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Carr Luka is a rising star in the weightless combat sport called zeroboxing. But Carr gets involved with a far-reaching criminal scheme, threatening his budding relationship with his marketing strategist.

Writing Vivid Dialogue

Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530805877

Category:

Page: 122

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Do you want to write fast-paced, exciting, sizzling dialogue? This book reveals professional dialogue technique to characterise the speaker, carry the plot forward and entertain your readers. This is not a beginner's guide. It assumes that you have mastered the basics of fiction writing, and don't need an explanation of what dialogue is and why it matters for your story. But your dialogue isn't yet as strong as your story deserves. Perhaps it drags, perhaps the characters all sound the same, and perhaps it lacks tension, wit or sparkle. This book offers you a toolbox filled with techniques. These are not 'rules' every writer must follow, but tricks you can try. Pick, mix and match them to suit your characters and your story. Some of these tools work for all kinds of dialogue, others solve specific problems-how to create male and female voices, how to present foreign languages and accents, how to present historical dialogue and flirtatious banter, how to write dialogue for alpha characters, for children and for liars. If you like you can use this book as an advanced dialogue writing course, working your way through each chapter, doing the exercises in the chapter and the assignments at the end of each chapter. Or you can simply read the whole book to get a feel for what's in it, then choose the techniques you want to study and apply for the chapter you want to write or revise. (British English grammar and spelling.)

Traitor's Blade

Author: Sebastien de Castell

Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books

ISBN: 1623658101

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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With swashbuckling action that recalls Dumas's Three Musketeers, Sebastien de Castell has created a dynamic new fantasy series. In Traitor's Blade, a disgraced swordsman struggles to redeem himself by protecting a young girl caught in the web of a royal conspiracy. The King is dead, the Greatcoats have been disbanded, and Falcio Val Mond and his fellow magistrates Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as bodyguards for a nobleman who refuses to pay them. Things could be worse, of course. Their employer could be lying dead on the floor while they are forced to watch the killer plant evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that's exactly what's happening. Now a royal conspiracy is about to unfold in the most corrupt city in the world. A carefully orchestrated series of murders that began with the overthrow of an idealistic young king will end with the death of an orphaned girl and the ruin of everything that Falcio, Kest, and Brasti have fought for. But if the trio want to foil the conspiracy, save the girl, and reunite the Greatcoats, they'll have to do it with nothing but the tattered coats on their backs and the swords in their hands, because these days every noble is a tyrant, every knight is a thug, and the only thing you can really trust is a traitor's blade.

Writing about Villains

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519356406

Category:

Page: 76

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Forget the cardboard evil-doers with their evil laughter and stinking breath. Your villains will have personality, ideals, feelings and conflicts. They will challenge your heroes, chill your readers, and give your novel excitement and depth. This book is part of the acclaimed 'Writer's Craft' series.

Now Write! Screenwriting

Screenwriting Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers

Author: Sherry Ellis,Laurie Lamson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101486074

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of Raging Bull, Ali, Terminator 2, Fame, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, "Lost", "True Blood", "The Shield", and many other hit films and television shows. Now Write! Screenwriting-the latest addition to the Now Write! writing guide series-brings together the acclaimed screenwriters of films like the Oscar-winning Raging Bull, Oscar- nominated Ali, era-defining blockbuster Terminator 2, musical classic Fame, hit series "Lost" "True Blood" and "The Shield," Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, Chicken Run, Reversal of Fortune, Before Sunrise, Mystic Pizza, Indecent Proposal, and many more, to teach the art of the story. *Learn about why it is sometimes best to write what you don't know from Christina Kim ('Lost') *Find out how Stephen Rivele (Ali, Nixon) reduces his screenplay ideas down to their most basic elements, and uses that as a writing guide *Learn why you should focus on your character, not your plot, when digging yourself out of a plot home from Danny Rubin (Groundhog Day) *Take tips from Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run, The Spiderwick Chronicles) on how to give an inanimate object intense emotional significance *Let Kim Krizan (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset) teach you how to stop your internal critic dead in his tracks This lively and easy-to-read guide will motivate both aspiring and experienced screenwriters. No other screenwriting book offers advice and exercises from this many writers of successful, iconic films.

Techniques of the Selling Writer

Author: Dwight V. Swain

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806186674

Category: Reference

Page: 344

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Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product. No one can teach talent, but the practical skills of the professional writer's craft can certainly be taught. The correct and imaginative use of these kills can shorten any beginner's apprenticeship by years. This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.

Weapons for Writers

A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction

Author: Benjamin Sobieck

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599638157

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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When it comes to writing weapons, most authors shoot from the hip--and miss. The Writer's Guide to Weapons will help you hit your target every time. Firearms and knives have starring roles in a wide range of genres--crime, thriller, war, mystery, Western, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of weapons in novels and film are pure fiction. Knowing the difference between a shotshell and a slug, a pistol and a revolver, or a switchblade and a butterfly knife is essential for imbuing your story with authenticity--and gaining popularity with discerning readers. Inside you'll find: An in-depth look at the basics of firearms and knives: how they work, why they work, what they look like, and how to depict them accurately in your stories. The biggest weapons myths in fiction, TV, and film. A surefire guide for choosing the correct weapon for your characters, no matter their skill level, strength, or background. A review of major gun and knife laws, weapons safety tips,and common police tactics. "The Hit List," showcasing the most popular weapons for spies, detectives, gunslingers, gangsters, military characters, and more. Examples highlighting inaccurate vs. accurate weapons depictions. An insightful foreword by David Morrell, the award-winning creator of Rambo. Equal parts accessible, humorous, and practical, The Writer's Guide to Weapons is the one resource you need to incorporate firearms and knives into your fiction like a seasoned professional.

The Malleus Maleficarum

Author: Heinrich Kramer,James Sprenger

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063842

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 292

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"A handbook for hunting and punishing witches to assist the Inquisition and Church in exterminating undesirables. Mostly a compilation of superstition and folklore, the book was taken very seriously at the time it was written in the 15th century and became a kind of spiritual law book used by judges to determine the guilt of the accused"--From publisher description.

Violence

Author: Neil L. Whitehead

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: 9781930618510

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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