Sunday, December 30, 2012

Write Fight: Is that Plausible?

I'm over at J.C. Martin's blog today, Fighter Writer, sharing thoughts on the importance of establishing plausibility of abilities before tossing a character into a fight scene and the impact on reader suspension of disbelief. Come on over and share your thoughts.

Do you prefer a hint or two before the character breaks out in MMA perfect style in a fight scene or just accept it?

4 comments:

  1. I've never though of it. I pretty much go with the flow unless the reading ride is bumpy and hard for my mind to picture it.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. I've read a review or two by readers, including my own, where the plausibility was in place was precarious and made it a little hard to keep the suspension of disbelief in place.

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  2. Oh, I definitely think you need to determine some plausibility first. Even if you want to surprise the reader in the middle of a fight scene, you need to set up the surprise, so to speak. I'll check out your post.

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    1. Thanks, Dianne. Yeah, I've read a book or two where a fight scene happened I was like, Uh, what? because I had nothing to help me accept even the surprise of an ability during the scene.

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