hey everyone, wrote this about an hour ago and was reminded (because I forget) to post it here, too. All about battles, what they mean to me as a Fantasy writer, and what I learned while writing battles (and still learn!).
***The first time I tried to write a battle scene I really had no idea what I was doing.
That scene, unfinished and unfocused, was supposed to be a small bit of back-story for what would eventually become Betrayal’s Shadow, and followed a general and his troops on their last fruitless charge.
It was fuckin’ glorious. Useless, but glorious. Blaze of … erm, glory, and all that. Swords raised and “Charrrrgge!” and hooves thundering into the rising dust cloud and echoing screams… Glorious but useless.***
Check out the rest at the link below:
http://davedeburgh.com/2016/12/12/battl ... rk-for-me/