To be more specific, what is a good way to write, let's say... A fight between two swordsmen? I want the scene to be thrilling and action packed, but still fairly realistic. Which means no one will be jumping from a castle wall, and doing some crazy sword trick. I've tried writing some, but mostly it doesn't satisfy me. It's either too dull, lacking in the impact, and failing to portray the gravity of the conflict, or too wordy, with too many descriptions and lacks the immediacy that I want in an action scene. Would you try to write every move each fighter makes? Or would you make it in a more "outer" view, describing only the atmosphere and the nature of the fight and whatnot. I try to strike a balance between the two, but it ends up usually leaning towards one side too much. Any suggestion is appreciated.