By Nancy Jane Moore
At a recent meeting of my writers’ group, we discussed fight scenes while critiquing an early draft of my novel in progress. The discussion went something like this:
“Women fight differently from men,” one of the guys said in pointing out that the sword fight scenes didn’t vary much.
I didn’t think he was referring to the inaccurate ster24eotype that women can’t fight, but I also didn’t think his point applied, so I said – speaking as a long-time martial artist and instructor as well as a writer – “In my experience, that’s not always the case, especially with weapons.”
And he replied, “Yeah, but you’re big.”
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