10 Tips For Writing Amazing Action Scenes – Part 1&2

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

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Every new author has the same problem when it comes to action scenes. They have this idea for a big battle scene or car chase – but they don’t know where to start!

I’ll show you.

  1. Using Braveheart, we will make a complicated action scene easy to visualize, understand, and write.
  2. After the Braveheart example, we’ll lay out see how other types of action scenes are done, like a car crash, and
  3. the writing style you can use in action scenes that isn’t utilized elsewhere in your story.

Car chase or medieval battle, we can create a process to follow. I like to use Braveheart because everybody saw it and everybody knows the big battle scene I’m referring to. While every action scene is different, many have similar foundations. Bullitt and The Blues Brothers contain car chases that are very different from each other, but many…

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