How to Construct Gripping Fight Scenes

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by Whitney Carter

Like a lot of my how to pieces here, this one came from my own developing of a fight scene. I used to be really good at writing them as a teenager. I used short, choppy and frequently fragmented sentences to develop the abrupt feel of a fight, choosing active words and keeping dialogue and description to a minimum unless the need to describe an object or wound arose.

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The Siren – Book Review

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The Siren

About the book:

All the missing victims of North Carolina’s deadliest serial killer have been found, all except Rachel Smith. When the FBI produces a photo proving Rachel is alive and well in Texas, one case is closed but another one is opened. Either this is a case of mistaken identity or there are more people than just Sloan Jordan and Warren Parish who seem to walk the earth without a soul.

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Ruined – Book Review

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Ruined

Book Title: Ruined
Book Author: Amy Tintera
Book Series: Ruined, #1
Publishing Date: May 3rd, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date Read: May 2nd, 2016
Source: eARC from publisher via Edelweiss

Synopsis

Amy Tintera’s new YA fantasy trilogy blends the romance of Kiera Cass’s Selection series and the epic stakes of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen in a story of revenge, adventure, and unexpected love.

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How Objects Tell Your Story

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by Mindy Halleck 

In 2011,I embarked on one of the harshest undertakings; I placed what I thought was the final draft of my novel in a drawer for one year. Why? Because, as I told others in my most knowledgeable author voice, “A writer needs distance from their material before editing and rewriting.”

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Gone – Book Review

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Gone

Released: June 24th, 2008
Publisher:
Katherine Tegen Books 
# of Pages:
560, Hardcover
Source:
Borrowed from Library
Summary:
In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young. There are teens, but not one single adult. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened. Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating.

And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else…

– Via Goodreads
Rating: 4/5 stars

First of all, I never imagined that I would like this story as much as I…

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