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The Discord Server is Live

We’ve set up the Patreon discord integration. If you’re a patron, you should have access to it now. You have to go to Patreon and link your accounts. The procedure can be found here.

At the moment, the server is pretty bare bones. We’ll be fleshing it out over the next couple weeks, based on feedback for what people are looking for. So, don’t think the current channel list is final. If you want a dedicated channel for something, let us know.

This also means we’re going to be reworking the Patreon reward tiers so they’re actually being fulfilled. Looking back, there’s a lot of stuff that is simultaneously both tier based and goal based, meaning many of them never actually happened.

We’re working on this, so it’s not final, but it is up and running.

-Starke

This blog is supported through Patreon. If you want to join us on the Discord server, please do, every contribution helps keep us online, and and producing content. If you’re a Patron, we look forward to seeing you join us.

Patreon: Action Prompts

For the month of May, we’re going to start posting action prompts to our Patreon for all $1 and above subscribers. These prompts will go up three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. They’ll be accessible to every subscriber, both a thank you to those who have been sticking with us through these fairly rough months. We’re so grateful to those of you who have subscribed to us and we’re always open to suggestions of what more we can do to build this into a better community.

Let us know if they’ve been helpful to you. If you’re one of our subscribers, check out the week’s first action prompt now.

Today’s teaser freebie:

Smoke billows in a small room, rising quickly on hot air. Embers crackle, splashing your feet as the ceiling blackens overhead. Air grows thinner and thinner with each quick inhale. So thin, so fast, your head is spinning. You can’t move, your body is heavy, your hands lashed behind your back. The stench of burning wood and plastic fills your nostrils, and you think you see flaming tongues licking up the underside of the door. Your only hope rests with a window six feet off the floor to your left. Just large enough, you think, for you to fit through.

If you can get there. You can, can’t you?

Happy Writing!

-Michi

Kelso and the Whip

Aurora cracked the whip and it lashed outward, hot plasma edges wrapping
around Kelso’s midsection. It twined up her body, cut through her shirt
and into her back. Searing pain followed. It sank into her back, crisp
stench of burning skin filling the hall.

This months $3 subscriber benefit is live. In this one, I use an example to provide a discussion on some different problem solving methods by characters with powers/magic and their reactivity in the scene. Mainly a discussion surrounding a character being limited by circumstance, one being limited by another individual socially, and one who self-limits themselves in accordance with their goals.

If you’re one of our $3 subs give us a shout if you like or have questions. This blog is supported through Patreon and we always appreciate feedback.

-Michi

Kelso versus the Bus

Sharon Kelso lunged across the open space between buildings. Foot

slamming down on the ground, thrusting her up in a great leap, she flew

over the busy street below. Her mind barely had time to register the

cars whizzing past as she tucked, landed on her shoulder, rolled to her

feet and raced after her prey.

Notification that this months $3 subscriber fight scene is currently up and available here on our Patreon. In terms of something different, this one is a chase sequence.

Thanks again to all our contributors. If you’d like to read our writing or examples to include in your own work, please consider becoming a patron!

We hope you enjoy.

-Michi

‘Tis the Season to be Talking

First, I again want to officially thank everyone who have become Patrons for How to Fight Write. We’re currently a ¼ of the way to our first goal, which is pretty amazing.

So some business.

For those of you who have contributed $5 and above, we’ll be doing our first ever open chat through Google Hangouts this month. After Christmas to avoid scheduling conflicts for us and you. Some time during the twelve days.

Starke and I will be in the land of “No Internet” aka my grandmother’s house, so our access will be limited. We’ll try to get the que set before we go, so you’ll still be getting some content.

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the fight scenes. There are a bunch more in the works for each month, and depending on how quickly I can churn those out we may raise the number. It’ll be really fun to experiment with other kinds of fight scenes both the realistic and the crazier, more fantasy or sci-fi types.

We’ll be doing most of the announcements through Patreon, but we’ll also let you know here when a new fight scene goes up or when we’ll be having our Hangout.

So, for those of you who will be joining us, try to keep in mind what times and dates might be good for scheduling. With different timezones, school, and work to account for, we want to find one that’s best for most of you.

Thanks again!

-Starke and Michi

A Quick Thank You

Thanks to all those who’ve become Patrons of How to Fight Write, we’re currently about 1/6th of the way to our first goal. Which is huge! Really, that’s amazing. You’re amazing! Thank you!

I know this is a crazy season, where money is tight and we thank you so much for giving us support in these hard times.

For those who haven’t seen our new campaign yet, I hope you’ll check it out. Even if it doesn’t seem like much, a single dollar per month can add up to a lot and really makes a difference.

More than anything else, Starke and I want to be able to keep giving back to this wonderful community and continue helping you all fulfill your writing goals. With your support, we’re a few steps closer to making that dream a reality.

So, thank you! If you haven’t seen it yet then please check it out, consider becoming a Patron, and help us produce even more cool stuff to help with all your fight scene needs!

-Michi and Starke

Starke and I are officially starting up our Patreon for How to Fight Write.
Hopefully, it will be helpful in getting us enough money to move and allow us some financial stability so we can start putting out more content for the blog at a more regular pace. Our goal as always is to provide you with the best content as possible to help you with your writing, whether it be character development, technical questions, or your fight scenes and that won’t change.

The goal of our Patreon is to be able to create more content, both those of you who choose to become our patrons and those of you regularly following this blog. Some financial stability is a great way to make that happen, plus it incentivizes us to work. More than that, Starke’s father is still planning to sell the house we live in out from under us and we don’t have the money to move.

So, the best solution? Patreon.

More content for you. Financial stability for us.

Remember, even if you’re as strapped for cash as we are a single dollar can go a long way.

We enjoy what we do. We’d like to have the resources to do it full time.

So, follow this handy link here to go directly to the site.

Or read on.

Our Goals:

$200 – With this, we move back to a regular schedule and on our How to Fight Write Tumblr, you get a question answered three days a week (M,W,F). We start making a real dent in our backlog and you get rewarded. I’ll even start fumbling with my Twitter again. (Which should prove at the very least to be entertaining for somebody. It could be you.)

$500 – We upgrade to an answer every day of the week, with the weekends off. So, five days a week. (I promise, we’ll still be thinking about you on our days off!) Plus, podcasts with our good friend Beau where we discuss different topics in a more free flow environment.

$1000 – This is about the cost of a decent apartment in our area and would, essentially, cover our current living costs. At this tier, I return to doing full articles every week on top of answered questions every five days. 1,500 to 5,000 words in which I or Starke talk about different aspects of combat and writing. This is a continuing of archetype articles like “The Chessmaster“ and others which are slightly more involved.

$2000 – In addition to all of the above, help us hit tier and we’ll start doing reviews, either biweekly or once a month. Not just general reviews, but reviews of book, movies, and other media to assess their helpfulness toward your Fight Writing. We read it and watch it so you don’t have to.

$5000 – On top of everything else, we start doing fight scene media breakdown videos via Youtube. Once a month, I tell you how they work, how they function, what they’re doing, and how to apply the lessons taught in visual media to your writing.

If even just ¼ of you lovely people a single dollar a month, we’d have enough to start putting together all that and more.

As with every Patreon, there are different subscriber benefits based on the tier you at which you contribute. Those can be seen on our site.

Lastly, as a thank you to all the support you provide, we’ll double up on this month’s $3 Patron Benefit for everyone who contributes $1 dollar. $3 will receive two.

We hope you’ll consider becoming one of our Patrons.

-Michi and Starke