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How do you write a good action scene?

Follow-up question to How do you write a good fictional sex scene?

Please state whether you're discussing novel writing or screenwriting.
tynamite's avatar Right now I'm going to teach you what not to do, so you can further know what you can do with your narration skills.

In the same way there are certain conversations you can have on screen that you can't have in print, there are certain fight moves that you can have on screen that you can't have in print.

On screen a fight can last for fifteen minutes, with that having to be shorter in a book for obvious reasons. Basically you would have to cut out most of the transition movements. For example if Alex pushes Kelsey, it's not always a good idea to describe Kelsey flying through the air, unless Kelsey slid across a table perhaps.

Now that I've told you what not to do, it's now up to you to figure out what to do.
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What's an assertion, and what should I type in?

Compesh is a question and answer (and debate) website, so before you make a debate, you better learn what an assertion is. I suppose you already know what a question is, and that you've typed it in the box. ;)

An assertion, is basically a statement you can make, that is either true or false.

Richer people have better health.

The question for that would be, Do richer people have better health?

And don't forget to make your assertion, match your question.

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