EXPERIENCE THE DIVERSITY & VERSATILITY OF AUTHOR MORGAN MANDEL
Although I can't think of any scenes to share, I did want to say I'm enjoying the pictures you're putting up to go along with your reports from Love is Murder. This sounds like a conference that really keeps you moving.
The samurai sword fights in Shogun were fabulous. So vivid - I could FEEL my head being chopped off with one tiny slip in advantage and the mighty swoop from the razor sharp steel.
I love all the verbal sparring between Darcy and Lizzie. Star Wars Legacy of the Force Invincible had an awesome fight to the death scene.
In The Shaman and the Rose, Anne has to master Satan's great sword; Dormition and face the demon-Palos when they board the Oculus Patres and attempt to take Captain Miautus by surprise.bill m
OK so here's my latest scene from my WIP Mansfield Ranch (My Jane Austen YA Rewrite) It's done in a series of texts to Harrison (The Henry Crawford Character) and Lilly (Fanny Price)--JenniI pushed the button and watched his text flash onto the screen.Told u 2 wearsomethingnice didn’ti?Before I could stop myself I had already begun to answer him back.R u sayin myclothing choiceisn’t nice?Harrison respond with another chuckle before I felt the phone vibrate again.Of course notobviously u think it isn’t or u would’vetakn my txtas a compliment.Ooh! My fingers practically flew over the keys. Take that.Since when isa txt from ua cmplimnt?His answer was just as quick.When will uever learn not2 tempt me?don’t u notht millionsof girls wouldluv 2 get mytxts?Millions? Millions?xcuse me whilei die laughin.U no 1 day ur gonna wakeup from thisdemented dream of yoursu no the 1 where u thnkevery1 falls 4 u Harrison laughed out loud. I stopped myself just short of laughing with him. Class had already started. After a couple of seconds I got his reply.Anybody ever tell u ur hotwhen u flirt?Flirt? What in the--? Was I flirting? Eww.
I'm glad you mentioned that. My Greg McKenzie series features a couple in their sixties who've been happily married some 40 years. I decided to stir things up a bit in the last book, The Marathon Murders, so I had Greg chased by a wealthy, shapely woman, much to his wife Jill's chagrin. It made for some interesting dialogue.
A great example of verbal and physical sparring takes place in William Goldman's "The Princess Bride," (the same story as that wonderful movie starring Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin...) The character Inigo Montoya finds himself in a sword fight with the mysterious, masked Dread Pirate Roberts first, and all throughout the fight they spar verbally as well. Later on in the book, he meets the opponent he's been searching for all his life, the six-fingered man who killed his father and as they fight sword to sword, it's a beautiful power play of words as well. It is one of the most fantastic swordplay scenes ever written.
I used to LOVE the verbal sparring in Victoria Holt's novels.
There's a great sword fight in an old movie - and I can't remember the name of the movie or the actors. But, the fight takes place inside (a castle?), in the dark.
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