Action and Knowing Your Character


Here are some helpful suggestions about action in your writing. I thought I would pass it on. Have a blessed day.

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Spider-Man vs Juggernaut (Marvel Comics) Spider-Man vs Juggernaut (Marvel Comics)

I’ve talked about writing action scenes before and people still ask for some tips.  Today I’m going to give a few that center on knowing your character.  Some might be repeats from other posts, but it doesn’t hurt to hear it again if you plan on doing a lot of action.

  1. You really need to know the limits of your characters.  The above picture shows that Spider-Man may be strong, but Juggernaut is stronger.  The writer/artist know how to work such a fight without going outside the limits of the characters.  You would lose readers if Juggernaut starts doing nimble backflips or Spider-Man hurls the big guy into the next county.  As powerful as they are, each one has a limit.
  2. Not every weapon can penetrate armor.  I thought of this when I caught part of a movie that had two knights fighting.  They had…

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