Write the Fight Right with Alan Baxter

Workshop Classification [D]

This is a workshop designed to look at the things that make a fight or action scene in a story read as realistically as possible, while maintaining excitement and pace. By looking at the various factors that go into a real fight, and paying attention to the things we train for when we learn to fight, we can write fight scenes that stay exciting without breaking the rules of realism that shatter believability. Throughout the workshop other forms of written action will be addressed under the same parameters, and action scenes will be deconstructed.


Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author living on the south coast of NSW, Australia. He writes dark fantasy, sci-fi and horror, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. His contemporary dark fantasy novels, RealmShift and MageSign, are out through Gryphonwood Press, and his short fiction has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France, including the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror. Alan is also a freelance writer, penning reviews, feature articles and opinion. He’s a contributing editor and co-founder at Thirteen O’Clock, Australian Dark Fiction News & Reviews, and co-hosts Thrillercast, a thriller and genre fiction podcast.



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Event Properties

Event date: 12-05-2013 10:00
Event end date: 12-05-2013 16:00
Non Member price $150.00
Member price $90.00 (login)
Location SA Writers’ Centre
2nd Floor 187 Rundle Street