Writing Exciting Action Scenes and Sequences

How to write an effective plot twist, create unbearable suspense, and design an exciting action sequence. Using reversals & diversion & anticipation. Why an action scene is a *character* scene and a *story* scene - or it’s rubbish. How much detail? Why you can’t just write “they fight”. Why pacing is important. Dozens of techniques that can be used in any genre.


William C. Martell is a veteran writer and producer who has written over 20 produced screenplays and TV scripts for HBO, Showtime, Warner Bros. and many others. A prolific author of many bestselling screenwriting books, Bill's newest screenplay goes into production in August. Bill's classes at conferences and expos around the world are usually standing-room-only. 

Other classes at Story Expo by Bill:

The Villain's Plan

Creating Individuals

Dialogue To Die For