Distractions and Inspiration.

I normally try to keep this to writing and my books, but sometimes I find something that can be classed as inspirational.

This time my source of inspiration comes from a sword hanger.

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Design Toscano Dragon Claw Sword Holder

The sword mount shaped like a dragon claw appealed to my dragon hunting side and I had to order one from Amazon (the sword is the Pendragon sword made by the old United Cutlery company and no longer available).

Despite only being held up by a thin piece of metal and some tiny screws, it is working great even with such a heavy sword. I don’t like the colour and intend to paint it, but I am stuck on the colour scheme and that is the only things keeping it looking stock.

Anyway, that is all for now,

See you in port next time Airship Captains.

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Target failed.

I hit a wall during this month and thing slowed down.

I wrote, two, one hundred word shorts, and a one thousand word short. and got my book upto 48,778 words.

The problem is that writing sword fights and keeping them different is quite a struggle. I’m still researching sword fighting techniques and it’s taking it’s toll.
Any way July’s challenge is NaNoWriMo Camp.

 

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.

Scripting a sword fight.

One of my books chapters requires scripting 16 unique sword fight duel’s

The first was a simple quick affair however making the rest is becoming very daunting. To accomplish this task I am watching loads of sword fights and am about to study the works of of the old masters. I feel this could be easer If i could actually experience a sword fight (or some training) but I will write this chapter so that it is worthy of a screen play.

Keep watching and reading.

See you in port next time Airship Captains.

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.