Scripting a sword Fight Part II.

Scripting a sword Fight Part II.

 

It’s turning out to be hard work as alot of the old information in missing or not published (or the old books are kept hidden away.)

However the following have been of very interesting use.

First up, Reclaiming the Blade by Anchor bay studio,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0037B2WLE/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Is an interesting documentary on how the art of sword fighting is slowly being lost and what others are doing to bring it back. It also has a section on sword construction.

Next up

Old Sword play.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00A3IV6XY/ref=oh_d__o01_details_o01__i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Is an Ebook that contains lots of poses, stances and moves that are used by sword fighters and is based on the works of the old masters from the 1500’s onwards.

I’m still struggling through making each of the sixteen fights different and it is a struggle. (I will have to do this again in four books time.)

I still have second thoughts over adding this chapter but until I finish, I wont have the clear picture.

Thank you for following.

The art of writing a sword fight.

The art of writing a sword fight.

Despite what people say, there are no rules for sword fights. A proper fight (unless is scripted fights) had no rules, it was just one man against another, aiming to maim of kill each other. A proper sword fight is a free for all fight where anything goes.

In the medieval times, you couldn’t say “Sorry that thrust is not in the rules and doesn’t count.” If someone came at you with a weapon, you used anything including bare fists to survive.

You could call this a rant, which is what its like but there will always be those who complain when writers diverge from what others have written before.

Well, short and abrupt but I had to voice it.