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How To Write Fight and Battle Scenes

Season 1, Ep. 23
In this episode, we're picking up on fantasy weapons and armour and exploring how writers can employ them in fight and battle scenes. We cover some good rules to follow when writing fight scenes, tips on making the most of battle scenes, ways to maintain clarity amid the chaos, and the importance of doing your research.For more tips and advice on writing battle scenes, check out the guides we referred to in the episode below:+ How to write fight scenes > A guide to sieges for fantasy writers > join our virtual party on Saturday 20th February to celebrate the launch of Call of the Guardian, head here > consider supporting us on Patreon! ( You can join our community of writers, get access to exclusive fantasy writing workshops, and copies of acclaimed books on how to write fantasy.*Audio Attribution Notes*All audio effect used with open attribution license.Sound Effects from“Ambient battle noise: swords and shouting”, by Pfranzen,“Unsheathing the sword”, by Ihitokage,“Laugh 1 pun dad joke”, by Jayfrosting, from YouTube Audio Library:“Chariots of War”, by Aakash Gandhi“Yonder Hill and Dale”, by Aaron Kenny“Lord Of The Dawn”, by Jesse Gallagher