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Storytelling and Writing Craft > Crafting Action Scenes #4 - Comic Impact

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message 1: by Graeme (new)

Graeme Rodaughan Principle #4: Comic Impact.

Even in a serious fight, sometimes funny things happen - which is great for action. You want the quips, and one-liners.


message 2: by Ian (new)

Ian Miller | 11790 comments I am against humour in a fight scene. You are trying to generate tension and convey the concept that people are getting hurt. After it is all over, you can have a character make a quip, but only to show character, and usually this is not a very nice part of character.

message 3: by Graeme (new)

Graeme Rodaughan I think it can work well, especially prior to battle - humour of a gallows or dark sort.

message 4: by Ian (new)

Ian Miller | 11790 comments Hi Graeme,

My comment was restricted to the actual battle

message 5: by Graeme (last edited May 30, 2018 12:44AM) (new)

Graeme Rodaughan If you throw humor into an actual fight, it will set a different feel for what is happening, which may or may not work with the overall narrative and character style.

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