How to Write Fight Scenes

robertsonwrites:

I have often been told that fight scenes were my strength in writing, but this has definitely given me more perspective. Great information!

Originally posted on christinehaggertyauthor:

Originally posted on Jane Dougherty’s blog, this baby has landed me a presentation invitation to the Author’s Combat Academy in Tennessee in April. I’m presenting on fight scenes this weekend at the League of Utah Writers Fall Conference to warm up my presentation muscles. I hope to have some video of it next week :), but in the meantime, this is here for your reading pleasure.

From the Dojo to the Page: Writing Fight Scenes
By Christine Haggerty, author of The Plague Legacy: Acquisitions (Currently $2.99 on Kindle!)

I. Love. Karate. For most of my marriage, my husband has referred to it as my religion. I even went to the dojo on Sundays while he took our three kids to church. (Yes, we’re still married.)

I love the dojo. I love the wisdom and centeredness I feel when I’m in that place. I love the mental focus in training.

And…

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Kiss Your “As” Goodbye: A Simple Grammar Trick for Better Fiction

robertsonwrites:

An excellent post about some better ways to use grammar in your writing. Something that all writers should read to get a better handle on their own writing. These are all simple mistakes that we may make in the heat of the moment, while words are flowing across our screen. When you go back to edit, keep your eyes open!

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:

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Today, AWESOME W.A.N.A. International Instructor and author-editor-teacher-extraordinaire Marcy Kennedy is here to guest post about a dreaded topic—GASP—grammar. Yes, I admit it. I’m a Grammar Nazi. I remember correcting my eldest nephew when he was learning to talk. Steaks are good, people are well. Chickens are done, people are finished. We raise crops, and rear children. 

This was being a good auntie.

Then he went off to first grade…

His teacher asked him if he was done, and he matter-of-factly replied, “Chickens are done, people are finished.”

So yes, I’ve had to learn to not be a jerk about grammar (and gently correct the kiddos even though I was cheering inside). But take heart, if a Grammar Nazi makes an error, we get 543 e-mails correcting us.

Even Grammar Nazis oops. We need refreshers and ALL need a fresh set of eyes on our work because a lot of…

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Fan Art Contest: Spread the Word

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I have an upcoming writing project that is currently in the works, and the team is looking for folks that are interested in completing some character sketches. I will be accepting submissions for the next several weeks and reviewing them with the team to approve / deny the drawings. Our hope is to have some artwork completed prior to launch of the project in October for the website. The accepted artwork will give the artist exposure on the website!

We only have a few slots for artwork to be completed, as the initial characters and settings are limited. For details about the basic characteristics, you can message me or e-mail me at jrobertsonwrites@gmail.com. (Many of you know where to find me on Facebook and Twitter as well!)

Thanks to all of you ahead of time for sharing this post!