Hitting Things

Fight scenes are hard. I don’t think it’s so much what happens, but what everyone is saying during the fight. Everything just sounds wonky and over the top. Today I think I’m going to write the scene I’m working on a bunch of times and then try to mash them all together into one version that doesn’t sound dumb.
On an only somewhat related note, the last workshop for my class finished last night and tonight we have a Q&A with Chuck Wendig and that’s it. School’s out for autumn. I really want to get the book done so I can then go back and implement everything I learned.

On the reading front, I’ve been busy lately. I’ve obviously read four novels in the last 2 months for class, which I have to admit was a pretty fast pace, considering that we also had to take notes to give for the workshop nights. One of the novels was amazing, although not nearly done, but I can’t imagine it won’t get published once complete. Two of the others were really fun reads, both of which I’d pay money to read. The last one was just not my thing, although it definitely could have a fan base. All things considered, I’m not sure if I learned more when my book got work shopped or from the process of work shopping the other books or the discussions during class about the books.

Money well spent.

During my work commutes, I’ve listened to a few books in the last few months. There was Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human by Grant Morrison, which I admit, I only listened to because it was Grant Morrison. It was informational, but honestly, I just don’t care that much about most of the history of comics. I also listened to Divergent by Veronica Roth, mainly because my Prof said my story was somewhere between Divergent and Hellblazer (the comic). I already know Hellblazer pretty well, so I thought it’d be a good idea to check out Divergent. It was really short, but I enjoyed it. I actually found the movie pretty close to the book. Right now, I’m listening to The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern on just about everyone’s recommendation. I’m not too far into it, but I’m liking it a lot so far.

Okay, time to get to the writing. Have a good week.

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