How To Write A Thrilling Action Scene

The Haunted Pen - How To Write A Thrilling Action Scene

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Feature as published on the Writer Unboxed website.

Please welcome Jessi Rita Hoffman as our guest today. Jessi is a developmental editor and story coach who helps authors clarify and elevate their material.

She is a former publishing house editor in chief and an optioned screenwriter. Her clients have produced manuscripts that have garnered agents, book deals, literary awards, and bestseller status.

Clunking action scenes are one of the most common problems I come across as a book editor–whether the author is writing a thriller or trying to pull off an exciting scene in some other genre. In this article, I explain what causes the difficulties and how to tone up a limping action scene.”

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