Battle scenes should be as vast and complicated as possible, with special attention to each and every detail, no matter how inconsequential. Or not. There is a better way. Josh and Scott discuss battle scenes that are epic and intimate. Okay, that sounds weird, but it is what it is, right? Listen as two writers as stay on task with only a few digressions into Mistborn, Outlander, Tombstone, Jackie Chan, the Gunslinger, and tall buildings. Scott also explains one good reason to stop reading Fifty Shades of Grey.
Episode 2 Description:
Keeping scenes relevant is the topic of the day and the topic of the day will be keeping scenes relevant. Scenes should advance the story, develop characters, or contribute meaningfully to the setting (especially in fantasy or science fiction stories). But most of all, every scene has a job to do. Josh and Scott talk about books and movies, breaking down some of the elements needed in a scene. There is also coffee.
The first episode of the Write Stuff was a lot of fun, and easier than I thought it would be. I have been a beta reader for Josh Hayes and read his completed books Breaking Through and The Forgotten Prince. The third book in the series, Shadows of Neverland, will be out soon and I am very excited to get my hands on the completed manuscript.
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