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How to Write a Potent Action Scene

By Jessica Page Morrell

Action is eloquence. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus

There are a few techniques it seems like I’m always passing on to my clients: amp up your verbs; use language and details to create more tension, and force scenes to rise. By ‘rise’ I mean writers need to thrust the drama level to a crisis, a confrontation, an explosion. Because in most scenes you’re aiming for. . .

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