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The Anatomy of a Fight Scene.

Stories are about conflict. And there is no purer form of conflict than a good ole fisticuffs-style brawl. Or sword fight, laser battle, western shootout, and even two chicks pulling out each other's hair. Yet, how to put that much action down on paper and not only be able to make it believable, but enjoyable and exciting to read? Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he brings you deep inside the violence, breaking it down piece by piece, and giving you some tricks you can use to create more realistic and exciting fights.

Please download and print out the class handout to bring with you as one will not be provided. Find it, along with other handouts, in the MAD writing section of my website at http://www.maxwellalexanderdrake.com.

Thanks,

Drake

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Another super class!

    December 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This class was great. Maxwell presented quite well and in an entertaining fashion. His passion for creative writing and knowledge of the technical and creative aspects of the topic was very insightful. Thanks very much for sharing your knowledge with everyone and I look forward to future meetups. Cheers.

    November 21, 2011

  • Dark W.

    Good advice, gave me a lot to think about. Towards the end there was a bit more rambling and off topic wandering going on with the discussions. Still enjoyed the class, will attend the next one. I like examples, this one had a bit less than usual, but I understand how being busy catches you off guard.

    November 21, 2011

  • susan H.

    I thought Drake was very forthright and informative not simply on topic but also any randomn questions the group threw at him. He was charming and witty. The class felt more like a meeting with a good friend yet Drake was always in full control of the direction of the class. He transitioned neatly from idea to idea allowing ample time for input or questions. I am grateful for the ease of which he shared his knowledge of the industry with us.

    November 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maxwell is an engaging speaker; this class was thoroughly enjoyable. The presentation was in a logical detailed order and easily understood.

    November 21, 2011

  • Sara

    Maxwell Alexander Drake's class on the anatomy of a fight scene not only helped me jump the hurdle of writing fictitious action sequences, it gave me more confidence as writer. Drake gave out many tips and encouragements that I will take with me whenever I write.

    November 21, 2011

  • Janice

    Great explanation of a topic that I would have avoided in any of my writings. Your comment that pain and struggle help humans grow was the starting point that really peaked my interest. Though I knew this concept, I never really thought about it in writing and your creative and practical approach opened a whole new avenue of writing for me. Thank you and keep up the fantastic work!

    November 21, 2011

  • James Patrick L.

    This was an excellent seminar. Mr. Maxwell Alexander Drake does a first rate job of sharing his passion for writing and story telling. He examines the nuts and bolts of putting together a clear bluepring that will enable the serious author to put together a compelling work.
    I heartily recommend Mr. Drake's work.

    November 21, 2011

  • Dawnyale H.

    Drake's lecture on mapping out fight scenes even before putting it on paper resonated with me and many of the people that were in attendance. It made so much sense when he stated it but I had never thought of it until he voiced it. That is why I continue to attend his seminars in that he makes one Think about writing.

    November 21, 2011

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