You'd think that after writing twenty plus novels it wouldn't be hard anymore. Maybe it wouldn't be if I kept writing the same novel over and over again. (Hey it worked for Barbara Cartland . . .) But unfortunately I keep writing different novels and the one I'm working on right now is an action novel. Yep, action.
Action, I've decided, is hard for me to write. I mean it's such a visual thing in a non visual medium. Plus, I've never really cared about fight scenes or car chases. Give me witty banter or romantic smoldering looks any day.
I was trying to make my daughter help me with a good guy-bad guy fight scene for the Erasing Time sequel and needed something to stand in for my people, so I grabbed a marker and some grapefruit that were on the counter.
Yes, This is what I've resorted to:
I'm pretty sure Ian Fleming didn't use this method. Sigh. And in case you're wondering, the pineapple is just an innocent bystander.
The fruit thing is brilliant. I have my friends act things out for me, but they always get akward. Cant believe i never thought of using objects.
Looks like the good guys are surrounded. Can they get help from the pineapple?
See, that's the thing about pineapples. They're very slow to get into the action . . .
HAHAHA! I love it! I've resorted to using my sons' Lego guys! Works great! hahaha
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