Writing Action Scenes That Will Leave Readers Breathless

with Carly Stevens

Saturday June 1, 2024 1:00pm US Central time • 1 hour webinar with instructor feedback on your writing

One-time Zoom webinar

Perfect for
Writers of all genres, but especially thriller, military, horror, fantasy, and sci-fi

Live attendance is not required: enrollees can watch the recording at any time after the workshop!

Writing a fight scene means more than learning choreography — in fact, describing propulsive, fast-paced action in words is one of the hardest tasks a writer can face!

In this in-depth workshop, acclaimed author Carly Stevens will show you how to put your reader right in the middle of the action. Whether you’re writing soldiers fighting in a war, or a high-fantasy magic and sword fight, or a hard-boiled detective slugging it out with his suspects, or a harrowing escape a deadly alien species, you’ll learn how to leave your readers breathless, immersed in the danger your characters are experiencing.

Carly will cover techniques from stylistic tweaks that pack a punch, to mindset shifts that add realism and personality to the action, and much more. You’ll learn how to stress your reader out, make them root for the MC, and then let them breathe a genuine sigh of relief — if your characters make it out alive!

Plus, once you’ve learned these tools that authors use to craft impactful action, submit an action scene of your own to get personal written feedback from Carly!

And that’s not all — many of the methods you’ll learn will have applications far beyond fight scenes, so if you write cozy mysteries instead of thrillers, there’ll also be something here for you too. Ready, set, action!

Some of Carly’s career highlights

Firian Rising Into Unreal Kingdoms of Fire Laertes Pikes Peak Writers Conference Sisters in Crime Tanyuin Academy Stories The Hamlet Reader

Zoom schedule

Everyone enrolled in this webinar will receive a copy of the recording afterwards, so you can review it later in case you missed it.

  • Saturday June 1, 2024 1:00pm US Central time — 1 hour

How this workshop works

This workshop is a live Zoom webinar. Sign in from anywhere in the world and participate live as the instructor conducts the workshop, with time for Q&A at the end.

Class starts in just 11 days! Only a few seats left!

$99  •  1 hour webinar with instructor feedback on your writing

Student praise for Carly Stevens

Thanks again for your engaging presentation yesterday to the mystery-writing women of Colorado. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and learned some new tricks and tips that will surely sharpen my writing. My future readers will thank you!

Very engaging and enlightening. Carly is a fun presenter (obviously from her time as a teacher). Fun exercises and great discussion.

This was wonderful in helping me to imagine how to enrich my stories via the setting.

Excellent presentation and content. Learned a few tips and was entertained to boot.

Best session. Carly is a teacher so she knows how to make the topic fun and engaging. The material and the checklist she gave out are crucial tips for any writer.

Very informative and well done!

Questions about this class?

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About Carly Stevens

Carly Stevens

Carly Stevens is the author of more than ten books, including the Tanyuin Academy series (YA fantasy) and Laertes (a dark academia Hamlet retelling). Her books have been praised for their immersive worlds and complex, realistic characters. She has also taught high school English for over ten years and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, English Nerd and carlystevensbooks.

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Saturday June 1, 2024 1:00pm US Central time
1 hour webinar with instructor feedback on your writing


Class starts in just 11 days! Only a few seats left!

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