Inside the Blogosphere: Battling it Out

The latest of Inside the Blogosphere is available at Grasping for the Wind. This time our subject was:

What makes a battle or combat scene exciting to read, and what makes it drag on or detract from the narrative?

This was a really interesting topic and I wish I’d had more time to look at it.  I really liked the cover of War and Peace that John put up there – good work!

At some point I’m planning, for my own writing skills benefit, to anlyse this in more depth – particularly writers such as Tolstoy and Martin. Interesting that a number of other bloggers on the round-table mentioned Abercrombie and Martin – I endorse those opinions unreservedly. 

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