Tag Archives: Action Scenes


So I went to see an early screening of Terminator Genisys. I don’t normally get to the movies on a Monday night, but as an afficionado of ballsy Austrian folklores and a devoted Arnocorps rescue team member (fan), I thought … Continue reading

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Mad Max: Fury Road – what a lovely film…

Like many people, I had my socks rocked by the epicosity that is Mad Max: Fury Road. This post will be mainly about my thoughts on the film, so I’ll put all the non- Mad Max, nonspoiler stuff at the … Continue reading

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Test Reader Comments Back! Plenty to do, but no disasters

So, my fantastic alpha reader (love you, mum) has just gotten back to me with her thoughts on the first sixteen chapters (about a quarter of the current length. VERDICT: 1st 9 chapters = great! The others = not so … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors (#3)

I’m back with another snippet for this WEWRIWA (Weekend Writing Warriors) thing. To meet some new authors, read some great writing, or join in the 8-sentence fun, stop by at Weekend Writing Warriors! In this scene, we see our heroes do a mad … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Challenge: And, Action!

So, another fun short story challenge from Chuck Wendig’s blog, Terribleminds. This time: action. A short action tale, 1000 words, action start to finish. I’ve posted a longer version (about 2000 words) to my free short stories section, here. Here … Continue reading

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Short stories, the editing thereof, and dialogue. A brief update

So, the writing is going gooood. Got a big chunk written towards the end, and I’m writing a stack of dialogue, so guess what? “What’s that, D.R?” “Well I’m glad you asked. I’m going to do a post about dialogue!” “Oh. Now?” … Continue reading

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Writing Action Scenes, Part 2

And here we are for part two of “Writing Action Scenes”. Do we. Remember what we. Learned last time? (Sorry, sorry, remember not to push it quite that hard. We’re not all Christopher Walken) If memory (and the link to the … Continue reading

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Writing Action Scenes, Part 1

Today I’m going to talk about writing action scenes. I’m just hopping off the back of re-writing an old action scene, and thought I’d share my freshly sprouted thought mushrooms. Do try. 1. STAKES Not the kind you hammer into … Continue reading

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