Tag Archives: combat

Designing a Fighting Style for Your Character

Last year, I wrote a trio of posts that gave tips on three categories of fighting styles.  This was just a general overview of Strength, Agility/Speed, and Counters/Thinkers, which most styles can be fit into.  Of course, this is boiling … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Battles: Let The Owies Begin!

One thing that Quest of the Brokenhearted did is push my limits on writing fight scenes.  Many people thinking writing an action scene is easy because you just have to put in ‘fighting stuff’.  This includes punches, kicks, soliloquies, gloating, guns, … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Hyde the Gruff Gremlin #99cents #fantasy

Not much of a set up here.  This is the introduction for Hyde who is a crafting gremlin that helps Kira Grasdon out.  Enjoy!

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Turn the Wild Dial Up to 20

Quest of the Brokenhearted has a lot of battles because a major plot point is the Lacarsis tournament.  This means I had to make the action scenes a central focus of at least one scene per non-opener/closure chapter.  I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: The Paura Rider #fantasy #99cents

Quest of the Brokenhearted is still 99 cents for a few weeks.  *hint hint wink wink*  I want to bring out this excerpt because of the monster involved.  The Paura Riders were something I designed in high school, so it’s … Continue reading

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The Kusari-Gama of Kira Grasdon

Long ago, Kira Grasdon was a one-scene character who complained about an injured hand and then had a run-in with Kellia.  That was it for her until an editing run placed her in a sparring match with Luke Callindor, Kellia, … Continue reading

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Revolving Around a Tournament: Combat and Characters

Quest of the Brokenhearted has two sides to its story.  One is the character development of Kira Grasdon from the gutter to either the grave or a position where she is happy.  The other is the central tournament that involves a … Continue reading

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