Creative Writers and Action Sequences: a match made for marriage counseling

Why space battles, fated duels, and cavalry charges never read as well as you picture them in your head

After setting the stage for this heart-pounding action sequence for thousands of words it’s finally time to get it down on the page. By now it has been choreographed down to the side-glance and you can describe it beat for beat, so you do, but when you read back through it’s all wrong.

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