Write The Fight Right
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
A fiction writer's resource for creating realistic, convincing fight scenes.
Author and martial arts instructor, Alan Baxter, presents a short, ~12,000 word, ebook describing all the things a writer needs to consider when writing fight scenes. Baxter's experience from decades as a career martial artist make this book a valuable resource for writers who want to understand what fighting is all about - what it really feels like and what does and doesn't work - and how to factor those things into their writing to make their fight scenes visceral, realistic page turners. Baxter won't tell you how to write, but he will tell you what makes a great fight scene.
This book is a great reference for writers who want to add some biff to their writing without sounding naff. The information is practical and written in easy to find sections. Common misconceptions are debunked and explained, which helps for a more realistic angle in any fight scenes you may write. There is a good section on women and fighting and what is realistically achievable for women, as well as good comparisons between professional or experienced fighters verses the inexperienced.
All in all, a highly recommended resource.