Yes, I’m a dork with my writing. And here’s why…

I was writing the other day and got stuck with how to describe a fight scene. I needed some strong sensory descriptions. But how do you describe a fist slamming against someone’s body? I started lightly punching my fist into my hand, just pondering the fight scene, thinking about what it would sound like and feel like, really getting into the moment with my characters.

But I was punching my hand. That’s not right. So I proceeded to move my punches (albeit they were light punches) up my arm. Several slaps of fist to skin, I realized what I was doing. Yep, I was punching myself for my art.

I imagined someone seeing bruises all along my arms and asking, “How did you get these?”


Duh. How else?

4 thoughts on “Yes, I’m a dork with my writing. And here’s why…

  1. I wrote an intense fight scene between my hero and heroine while sitting in my local Starbucks–and afterward, wondered if anyone had noticed all the ducking and weaving I was doing while seated, as I imagined blow-counterblow-blow-etc. No bruises, though!

    • I love it, Patrice! I wonder how many people were trying to figure out what you were doing (or what was wrong with you. LOL). Glad it didn’t get you any bruises. We writers are hard enough on ourselves. Good luck with your writing!

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