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.