Okay, so mush writers have SMOOCH, but what about the times when you want to make war, not love? In my observation/experience chatting with other writers, many find combat/action scenes difficult to write, but enjoyable to read when done well. So, I thought, maybe I should make a thread dedicated to action/combat scenes, where writers could offer sample pieces (either to illustrate a point or for critique) questions, advice, articles, etc. Maybe it will cut down on thread quantity as well, as the questions about ranks, how to take down a walker, etc could go here instead of into dedicated threads which get a couple replies and then dissappear. I would hope to have both those with a strong background in writing action scenes or a knowledge of combat, either academic or practical, and those who are deathly afraid of writing combat scenes, and everyone in between. I think sometimes writers forget that to follow the true spirit of Star Wars, you should have at least some combat/action between the angst and the mush. So, to kick this off: Do you guys think this is a good idea? And secondly, what do you think are the most important qualities of a good combat/action scene? I guess I'll go first...if I didn't think the thread was a good idea, why did I create it? LOL. As for Question 2: REALISM!! Very important. What I mean by that is, for example, a Jedi should be able to block blaster shots, but if a heavy blaster cannon from a walker is firing at him, he had best be VERY good or the impact is likely to knock him off his feet... -Tim Unlocking and upping per request.