Write the Fight Right: Writing Physicality, Fight Scenes, and Bodies Moving Through Space

A portrait of Alan Baxter
06 March 2021 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Alan Baxter
This is a workshop designed to look at the things that make a fight or other physical action scene in a story read as realistically as possible, while maintaining excitement and pace. By looking at the various factors that go into a real fight and real action, paying attention to the things that we train for when we learn to fight, we can write scenes that stay exciting without breaking the rules of realism that shatter believability.

You will learn:

  • How to make a fight or action scene both exciting and detailed

  • How to manage pace and tension

  • How to use realism to engage the reader

  • Beyond the physical – the effects of emotion, adrenaline and the aftermath

  • Why bodies move and react the way they do, and how to use that to your advantage

About Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter is a British-Australian multi-award-winning author of horror, supernatural thrillers, and dark fantasy. He’s also a martial arts expert, a whisky-soaked swear monkey, and dog lover. He creates dark, weird stories among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, where he lives with his wife, son, hound and various other creatures. The author of more than twenty books, you can find him online at www.warriorscribe.com or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter and Facebook.

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If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus six free copies of ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.


And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.

176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Phone: 0390947895
Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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