Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Suuuuunny days....Thinking the clouds away...

Yep, you got it. Bring on Sesame Street!

Most days I liken myself to Ernie, happy-go-lucky, astounded by life and just plain happy to be here.

Other days, I'm like Burt. Cranky and muttering to myself.

Today, I'm Oscar. Growly, Grumpy and Pissy. Why?

Well let me tell ya. I'm reworking a fight scene and it is really slow going. I can write snippy, I can write funny. I can write sex~oh yeah, can I write sex~ But when it comes to fighting, I sputter out like a big ol' balloon.

How do I describe a punch when I've never hit or been hit? How to I describe a knee to the gut or a high kick to the jaw when I am the most passive person I know? How, How, How?

I blame my passivity on being force fed large doses of Sesame Street as a kid...LOL(no I don't. I love SS)

Maybe it was my hippie parents or my daily infusion of anti war songs as a child? LOL...nah cause much to my mothers displeasure, my favorite movies are action flicks!

Nope, there is not one to blame for my struggles with writing fight scenes into my stories. Fact of the matter is, I need to practice more and read more of them. Let's see, who are master fight writers? Christine Feehan...definitely, Laurell K Hamilton...Anita kicks ass! Suzanne Brockmann...Her seal fill my dreams.

Yep, I definitely need to read more. So tell me, who tops your list of awesome fight writers?

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. Oh my it's been a long time since I've posted. Thought I'd drop by. Lets see... some fav fight writers: Cherry Adair, Tara Janzen, of course you already mentioned Suzanne Brockmann, and Lori Foster (loved those fight books)

  2. Oh yeah, Cherry Adair is good too! I just finished Kiss and Tell...Oh my did Jake flip my switch, and awesome fight scenes!

    And Lori's fight books..yep those rock, too.