How to describe fantasy fight scenes?
Question: So I'm writing a story about an old war between elves and humans the protagonist is a 17 year old boy who has both bloods but i seem to have a problem describing sword fights which are scenes in my head like back-flips,sword blocks and so on. Please tell me how to correctly describe motion.Answer:
I'm not much into reading or writing fight scenes. I'm the kind of person who wants to skip the combat in video games to get back to the story. However, here are a couple of links to articles by writers who do specialize in writing sword battles and other fantasy fight scenes. They should get you started.
Of course, if you really want to get a feel for this stuff so you can write it realistically, you might also consider taking a course in self-defense, stage combat (which typically covers things like Elizabethan sword and dagger play). or Samurai sword. The Society for Creative Anachronism also has fun staging medieval combat, but in manner that is less than fully authentic. A little library research might help too.