For the three years I’ve had this project on my radar, I’ve known writing the fight scenes would kick my ass. I could do the set-up for scenes of all the other kinds, prepare my characters, yell “Action!” and watch a version of the story unfold. If it wasn’t what I wanted, I could change it up and try again. But whenever I got to the fight scenes…nothing. I was missing some foundational thing, and I wasn’t sure what.
This week I’ve been figuring out my villains. I’ve known a long time about my Big Bad, but the Big Bad has henchpeople, and they