A little bit here, a little bit there.


As I got back to writing my battle scene I noticed that it could use a little something. I have done some writing for each of the main characters and showed them fighting within the battle itself. I haven’t however written about the battle in general and how it is going, shaping up, advancing etc. I looked over the advice I was given a few weeks ago and ummed and arred about how to approach it….

I decided to just jump right in and try and write a battle scene I’d like to see in the end. I always write like this anyway but whenever I’m writing any kind of action I always enjoy it a little bit more. I’ve managed to move the battle along and put my heroes in peril. I’m only part way through it and I’m looking forward to using smell as an indicator of the atmosphere of the battle. It has always helped me when I’m reading a battle scene and as I’m currently reading Giles Kristian’s Odin’s Wolves that applies this (amongst a load of other things) really well I feel I should at least give it a shot. This will all eventually lead to the prelude to the climax of the battle, which I’ve already got written in my head. I’ve also got to remember to feature the police at some point. They come into it after the battle has finished. They witness everything and then come in at the end.

I was going to have the police come in midway through the battle but I decided they wouldn’t be any match for the searchers(advanced humans-non steroid in most cases) and demons(a lot more powerful than them and have no desire to ‘stop’ at any time even when asked politely). The police are only going to be used to let the world know about the searchers and the demons. Which leads me to my question to end this post…

If you needed to send a message to the world and have it listen, how would you do it?


The Battle Commences.


As I wrote in my last post I was getting closer and closer to the final battle of the story I started to write for NaNoWriMo. I started by writing out how the battle would go by bullet pointing the key thingshappenings within it. I’ve read numerous times that this is a good way of planning your chapters, big scenes, whole books etc but I always prefer doing this for the climax of my stories.

I tried it once for a whole story but I ended up only using the first few points and the last few. All the ones in the middle got either moved around or changed or deleted. I’m not saying it’s a bad way to go about these things but it’s not my chosen way. Anyway…

I’ve started writing the battle scene.

To set the battle…scene our heroes, the searchers who search and kill the demons, have throughout the story been fighting against four different types of demon. The Calculating demon, the Cautious- Calm demon, the Catcher demon and the Rambunctious or ‘Ripper’ demon. The Ripper has shown itself to be the more dominant one with the guidance help of their intelligent and strong in all ways leader. After he had lost the last battle against the searchers he has committed himself to getting revenge. He has pulled together an army of ripper’s intent on taking back what he believes to be rightfully theirs. Earth. The searchers have now come together from all over the world to try and defend it.

I’m being slightly biased but I think this sounds well good. I was slightly giddy when I came up with this about half way through(ish, possibly) writing the story. As I’ve said before I’ve been looking forward to writing this for a while.

I did agonise a little bit about how to start but I just thought I’d go for it and take care of any inconsistencies or moments of rubbishness in the editing process. I’m happy I did this as I’m enjoying writing it so far. I’m going to go and write some more now I think.

I’ve decided to write the first chapter (of three) for the battle from the view points of each of the main characters, the police and the villain. I’m liking it so far but I’m not sure if it’s the best way to write a battle scene. So, I ask you this?

How would you write an epic battle scene?