Warning: this class will contain rude words and descriptions of a sexual and/or violent nature and is intended for an adult audience.
How a character fights can reveal as much about them as how they make love. A chance to delve into the dark side, perhaps? To broaden and deepen? Fight and sex scenes are a huge opportunity for any writer. To confirm a suspicion or to startle with a revelation; and ‘Character in Peril’ keeps the pages turning. What are the stakes in any love scene? A pleasant interlude or something more significant? And fighting, in its various forms, from the duel to the slap, is almost as essential a feature in today’s novels as lovemaking. But how do you get it right when you don’t know one end of a rapier from the other? How do you make your love scenes matter to the plot as well as the characters? Chris will cover all this and more.