Hello everyone and thank you for your time reading this and posting on it as well. I'm here to ask about fictional combat writing and how much gore is to much gore when writing? I've read a lot of R.A Salvatore's Novels about Drzzit and personally felt they were all great works. I see that he has some gore there, but it isn't like some of the other forgotten realms books that I've read. Some of them I actually put down because they were so outlandish with their level of gore and description of blood/death. Some of them went as far as to dedicate an entire two pages to just depicting how someone dies along with all the detail. I want to be a fantasy combat writer, but I want to make sure I avoid the excessive gore in my writing so it isn't just an empty story with nothing aside from death, blood, guts or all the other stuff some writers go into. So exactly how much is to much?