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Swords Instead of Quips in YA Fantasy

Zone D: Tempe campus

Special Hours: 1-3 p.m.

Join New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr as she teaches how to integrate combat sequences into story. Using primarily Historical European martial arts (longsword and single-handed messer), but touching on kali sticks and improvised weaponry, Marr will discuss and demonstrate fighting as a realistic outgrowth of character, world and setting. Marr will cover integrating action into story naturally and touch on tricks to stretch out the action in text without relying on historical inaccuracies, gross misuse of weapons or action clich├ęs like villain monologues.


Building: Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
Room or Location: 196

Host: Department of English