Come Tuesday–that's day after tomorrow as I write this–9/6/11–Rory Miller and I will be offering an online class at Savvy Authors.
The class, which runs from 6 September to 3 October, is called "Martial Arts for Writers," and that's what it is.
Here's my intro:
|Martial Arts for Writers|
Instructors: Rory Miller and Steve Perry. This is a how-to for writers who want to use martial arts in their stories. Rory Miller and I come from different backgrounds, and our takes on the subject don't always match, but between the two of us, we have been down a few roads that might offer directions to writers who know little about the notion of fisticuffs in fiction, or how best to stab somebody with assorted blades, or shoot them to good dramatic effect. We'll talk a bit about history, about the differences between movie-fu and real fights, and how to write a fight scene that moves and entertains. Questions are, of course, welcome, and if we don't know the answer, probably we can find it.