That was such a hectic trip. You know why? There was no wifi ANYWHERE so I couldn't make any talkies or get the item I wanted at the Spectacular Summer Sale.
Anyway, this talkie is going to be about action scenes, the do's and don't's.
- "Action scenes serve a different purpose from regular narration." (Fanfiction.net)
Do make the scenes intended to be fast-paced.
Don't add so much description.
Do focus on situation at hand.
Don't pay attention to minute details of the area.
- "Keep your sentences short!" (Fanfiction.net)
Don't add a wall of text describing how a striking sword shimmers in the moonlight and cuts into the vulnerable belly of the monster spilling crimson blood everywhere and so on.
Do add a much shorter "The blade flashed, biting messily into the best's belly."
Do mix up language for variety.
Don't use the same verbs, adjectives, and nouns. There are plenty of synonyms for hitting, shooting, dodging, defending, running, jumping, yelling, and similar activities in an action sequence.
Don't overdo dialogue, unless the action is a verbal action such as a very impassioned argument. Characters might not have time to toss out more than the occasional one-liner or taunt unless the action slows briefly to allow it.
Do plan out the action accordingly if you want longer stretches of dialogue in the scene.
Do allow dialogue to be interrupted, it maintains the pacing of a scene. Like, if I was having a fight with you, I wouldn't let you say anything, I'd take that chance to kill you, ahaha.
Welp, all this knowledge comes from FanFiction.net, just giving them credit.
I admit, I have problems with action scenes, so hopefully this stuff allows you and I make better fan fictions.
So have a g'day me lovelies