Category Archives: Fighting and Writing

Writing and Fighting: Come Along Wrist Grab

currently playing on my laptop: Electric Landlady by Kila As most of you know, I teach mixed martial arts and self defense when I’m not writing fantasy. Sometimes I make videos to discuss writing and those videos oftentimes give instruction … Continue reading

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Why I Plan to be a Hybrid Author

currently playing on my laptop: Lose Yourself by Eminem As an active member of the SCBWI Midsouth crew (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), I have long been deeply entrenched in the traditional side of publishing. For those not … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: Action Scenes, Part IV

It’s Saturday! Time for some writing tips! Today I go over some basic stick fighting (escrima Filipino stick fighting) that you may want to use in your next action scene. I hope you enjoy it!

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Writing Action Scenes, Part III

So yeah, I made this and forgot to post it here. Alas, I am human. 😉 This video goes over how trained folks move versus untrained. Take a look if you want to make your characters believable with regards to … Continue reading

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Swords, Daggers, and More

now playing on my iPod: Coward by Hayden Calnin I recently skipped happily through the vast wonders of the British Museum and the Tower of London. It was a breathtaking day and I’d love to share some of the goodies … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Fight in Your Write

currently playing on my iPod: Crash Land by Twin Atlantic On Saturday, I led a workshop for the RWA’s Nashville chapter on writing fight scenes. It was a fun meeting complete with hair-grabbing, knees, and numerous references to Katniss and … Continue reading

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