Women are not men with mammaries. They don’t approach, handle, or react to violence in the same way. Aiki Flinthart is a long-time martial artist, archer, knife-thrower, assault-survivor, and author of 11+ novels - all with kick-ass heroines and heroes. In Fight Like a Girl, she brings her own experience, plus the results of extensive research and interviews, to the table for fellow authors. You should come away with an excellent understanding of the differences between males and females, how they fight, react, and think. What weapons and techniques work well for smaller physiques. How it feels to be involved in a fight.
You’ll also get a deep understanding of how to apply that knowledge to an actual fight scene. A step by step guide to how to write and pace your fight scene, word choices, foreshadowing, character arcs, and how to pack an emotional punch.
Make sure your readers devour your fight scenes. Pick up a copy of Fight Like a Girl.
Review : Sadly, we’re not all Brienne of Tarth (hallowed be her name), so stories with combat scenes in which women, trained or otherwise, easily overcome their male opponents by fighting like guys frequently don’t ring true. But where brute strength isn’t always an option, cunning, adaptation, strategy and general sneakiness might just win the day. Flinthart’s Fight Like A Girl is a considered, credible and practical writer’s guide to crafting believable fights for female protagonists, as well as creating fights that serve the best interests of the story. - Angela Slatter, author of the World Fantasy Award-winning The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings