What do you do when you come to a scene in your WIP where you have absolutely no personal experience to draw from? That's exactly what is happening to me right now. I'm working on a fight scene. Not a verbal fight--that I could handle--I've been in quite a few of those. And not a battle of sarcasm either--I think I could definitely hold my own in that confrontation.
Nope. This one is a knock down, drag out physical brawl. Oh! And there's just a tad of magic and supernatural powers thrown into the mix. I guess I should be proud of the fact that I've never been in a fist fight, but right now I'm wishing I had at least socked somebody once or twice. LOL
I want to know how it feels to get my nose broken or how my knuckles would throb after knocking someone on their arse. I know, I'm being a little dramatic. I wouldn't really want to know what it feels like but I'd sure like to know how to write it.
I'll muddle through it and I'm sure I'll have to do some research in the form of reading fight scenes seeing as I don't actually want to pick a fight with anyone. But if anyone knows of another way I can improve in this aspect of my writing, I'm all for it!
Today I'm taking any and all hints and suggestions about fight scenes. Let's hear it people. Tell me your personal experiences or just your personal thoughts. I'm all ears!
SIS Barb aka Elle J Rossi