Hi there, Okay the first thing is I apologize if this is posted under the wrong forum, I wasn't sure if I should post it here or in word mechanics. The second apology is that I may not be familiar with literay terminology (first person, third etc.) to the same extend to most of the community so I will say what I know and try to teach myself as I go Question 1 How do you write in a way that combat doesn't actually become boring to you? I realize it may in actuality not be boring for another to read but I get bored writing it. even as I try to expand my vocabulary, and my writing style, I feel that saying he/she slashed him/her skillfully/sloppily gets dry. The fact that it bores me makes me actively try to limit fights (which isn't a bad thing because quality over quantity). Question 2 How do you write for external combat, between spaceships for instance and not get bored writing about flying, shooting etc. For both the above questions I try to really go into what characters are thinking, feeling on the outside and inside (whether its a human body or ships with crew) and most importantly what actually happens in terms of movement, damage. I can say that all of my writing for this type of work is done in the third person so that I get can a more distant perspective between the combatants Question 3 How long are your action sequences (maybe i'm trying to stretch out of work over to much, how long (in words or pages) would you guess you allow your 'fights' to take place? Thanks for answering my questions, I'd love to hear your opinions, discussion and ideas.