A guide to writing fight scenes


It’s Thursday and I’m feeling nostalgic.

If you want more of this kind of thing, you can get my creative writing eBook for FREE when you sign up to my mailing list. Over 150 pages of tips, hints and guides on everything from characterisation, plotting and prose, to world-building, dialogue and editing.

About the author

Richie Billing writes fantasy fiction, historical fiction and stories of a darker nature. His short fiction has been published by, amongst others, Kzine, TANSTAAFL Press, Bewildering Stories, Liquid Imagination, The Magazine of History & Fiction, Aether and Ichor, and Far Horizons. His debut novel, Pariah's Lament, will be published by Fiction Vortex in Summer 2020. He co-hosts the podcast The Fantasy Writers’ Toolshed, a venture inspired by the requests of readers of his critically-acclaimed book, A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook. Most nights you can find him up into the wee hours scribbling away or watching the NBA. Find out more at www.richiebilling.com.


  1. Never describe blow by blow, you can end up with something silly like this:

    “But suddenly he too stumbled forward with a cry of bitter pain, and his stroke went wide, driving into the ground. Merry’s sword had stabbed him from behind, shearing through the black mantle, and passing up beneath the hauberk had pierced the sinew behind his mighty knee.”

    Mighty knee?!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: