This is something I'm mainly just curious about. My writing style is for the most part very descriptive. I try to keep it where appropriate, of course; I don't sit there and describe the varying shades of light emitting from a simple lamp on the desk. But at the same time I am very driven by imagery. When I write an action scene, I of course understand that it's detrimental to the pace of the scene and the overall feel to stop and 'smell the flowers' right there in the middle. You want to keep the action moving, to keep the reader on the edge of his or her seat. A tactic I've been using lately I have taken from movies somewhat. I imagine most of my action scenes as they would appear in a movie, not just the events of the scene but the pace and the camera angle. That way I can use "slow motion", not in the sense that I actually tell you time slows down, but in the sense that, when a pivotal moment occurs in the action scene that turns the tides in the protagonist's favor (or against), I will use a more detailed level of description. What are all of your thoughts on action scene detail?