One of the very first weapons that I learned in my combat classes in college was how to wield a frying pan. It was dubbed “clown fighting” because of the ridiculousness you feel using a frying pan as a weapon. However, any chef worth their weight in hummus can tell you just how deadly these seemingly useless pans can be.
I received an e-mail from MACE reminding me that June is Knife Fighting Awareness Month, and felt that it was my duty to pass along a good set of information to my readers about this deadly weapon and how your characters can wield it. Here are some tips, and enjoy writing that knife fight scene!
Most people, when they think of setting, think of the physical pieces that go into the scene. In some scenes, so much attention is paid to the physical pieces, that the parts of the setting that effect the physical and emotional responses are left as an afterthought… Blogged in memory of Thomas Kinkade: January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012.
You’ve all seen this weapon in use on more than one occasion if you’ve ever watched a fantasy or Medieval set movie. The broadsword is the most famous for being the weapon of the knights in that shining armor. You’ve seen them used in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Rob Roy, Braveheart….
From my experience, there is a group of characters that falls between the two definitions – the “Minor” Main Character: people who slip in and out of the story but appear in stories or episodes that capture the attention of an audience that moves them beyond the rank of a minor character. The audience gets
There’s always a bad guy in every story: someone has to give your hero a problem that your story works through to resolve, after all. They automatically appear, and it’s up to you to show just why they are the threat your hero sees them as. However, there is a big difference between a typical bad guy and a true villain. This difference is apparent right in