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Writing Scary Scenes by Rayne Hall

Writing Scary Scenes by Rayne Hall
 
I remember sitting on the floor in front of my great Uncle Cash with my siblings and cousins.  Uncle Cash was a master story teller of terror.  His voice reverberated the suspense. I was captivated with the smells, sights and sounds of the story. So entranced and engrossed in the story with the lights out and on a stormy night that we would sit closer to each other holding hands shivering with fear.  Then the climax he would shout BOO! And we would all scream terrified into our Mom’s arms then laugh at each other for being such sissies.  
 
Oh how I have tried to create a verbal story telling of terror on my Uncle Cash’s level of expertise, always failing.
 
Rayne Hall makes the ability to tell scary scene into a how to reference guide.  I am so excited to have been able to read her book to evaluate it here on my blog.  I was unaware of the differences between suspense, anxiety, unease, apprehension, foreboding, excitement, dread, revulsion, shock, panic and horror. Not only does she explain what they are but how to use each and the pitfalls of using them too much or inappropriately. 
 
You can receive your copy at www.amazon.com andwww.barnesandnoble.com.

 

She also teaches writing workshops for all levels of authors athttps://sites.google.com/site/writingworkshopswithraynehall/

 

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Writing Fight Scenes

Writing Fight Scenes - Rayne Hall

I have been journal writing forever and have attempted short stories but never could get the rhythm for describing a fight scene.  I have been trying to write fantasy about animals in a real world and their behaviors. I love this book.  It will make the difference in my writing.

 

It is like a reference guide for all types of weapons, scenes and the focus of the fighters.  It describes the pit falls or blunders of what can go wrong in a fight scene.  I love the links to You Tube that gives the visual to the chapter you have just read. I love the following chapters: 15. Female Fighters, 16. Male Fighters and 17. Animals and Weres. I was unaware the difference between the male and female psyche where a woman is slower to initiate or respond and takes longer to come to a rest mentally.

 

If you need a boost in providing a more realistic fight scene this book is a must reference guide.

 

Writing Fighting Scenes by Rayne Hall is available at Amazon, Barnes&Noble, GoodReads

Source: http://lindaspositivechoices.blogspot.com