The awesome co-hosts for the September 7 posting of the IWSG are Kim Lajevardi, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguirre, Olga Godim, Michelle Wallace, and Louise - Fundy Blue!
September 7 question - What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?
Of all fiction genres, action/adventure would be the worst for me. I can't stand reading action, let alone writing it. To me, choreography is tedious. He punched. The other character fell. It hurt. He got up. They circled, waiting for a clear shot. They hit each other some more. Somebody kicked. *Yawn*
When writing, I avoid choreography as much as possible. If I can find a way to skip an action scene or make it more interesting, I do. Here are a few methods I like:
-One of the characters does a humorous retelling of events to another character.
-The main character is either distracted or knocked out and doesn't experience the action sequence, only the aftereffects.
-There's about to be a fight scene, but it's interrupted by something and is thus mercifully brief.
Don't get me wrong though. Action movies are great because I can see the awesome martial arts in the fight scene. When a fight is described, it just doesn't translate. However, there is one thing I despise in both movies and books: car chase scenes. They are overdone and merely serve as my chance to get a refill or take a bathroom break.
Anyone else feel the same way about writing/reading choreography?
Anybody have a different genre they dislike writing or reading?
Nothing fancy, just my thoughts on the writing journey, creativity, and life in general.
Falling for the Villain
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