It's 2 dead ends really. The first, my MC Josh is travelling with his 2 companions. They've only been together for some 30 pages, and Josh doesn't trust them. Problem is, they HAVE to travel together. Now, I've got to the point where Josh actually sneaks away from them in an attempt to pursue his journey on his own. The 2 companions will need to find him. So how the heck do I actually keep them together, where the characters stay together voluntarily?? The 2nd dead end - how do you make a fantasy fight scene look good? Balls of light and powers flying around works on TV - works brilliantly in anime - but in western prose it's another story... and I don't know how to do it so it doesn't look lame.