Posted on 09/15/2021 at 09:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Trained fighter and author Carla Hoch has answered a number of writerly questions about physical conflict in literature.
But her very best tip, she says, is actually to not write an accurate fight scene.
But, Hoch explains, a rigid adherence to exactly what happens when humans hurt each other will also hurt your story.
She uses the example of a navigation app, which provides only the relevant details and not every single detail you might note on your route from point A to B.
Hoch’s full explanation of how to effectively use accuracy in fight scenes is up at Writer’s Digest.
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