The Thousand Names

SF & Fantasy

GUEST POST: Django Wexler: ‘The Day of Battle: Writing Battle Scenes’

9780451465108_large_The_Thousand_NamesThe Thousand Names Blog Tour: The Thousand Names is, basically, the story of a military campaign, and so it’s no surprise that it contains quite a few battles, skirmishes, ambushes, and generally combat of all sorts. These scenes—not just action, but full-on battles—can be a lot of fun, but they can be a headache as well. Here are a few of the things I picked up after reading the masters of the genre and going through many, many revisions of my own work:

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