I'm working on the 11th chapter of a 13-chapter "short" story and this chapter is pretty much entirely a battle sequence. And since it's fantasy, here's the BASIC outline: - Very powerful warlock is attacking a glen of elves who refused help from 3 witches/wizards who warned them since the elves think they're powerful enough to resist. - Warlock is (as stated) very powerful and channeling energy from a demon (though he doesn't actually know this). - The three witches confront him as he disspells the illusion that hides the elves. - Battle ensues between warlock and 3 witches, the elves not really being able to defend themselves other than commanding the forest (e.g., think the trees moving in Narnia). - They're losing, when other magic creatures generally associated with forests come to help (specifically fairies, gnomes, and centaurs (nymphs can't fight effectively in my framework)). - Now they're winning and the warlock is pinned. - Demon makes his entrance. - The magic folk scatter, elves run and hide, and the three witches are left facing the demon. I can write the rest since it'll be mostly dialogue and I know exactly what I want to happen (and that's the end of ch. 11). In my head, this is very much like the first Narnia movie battle. But I don't want to do what Lewis did and not even mention it except as an "oh, and then a battle happened." I want there to be something there. But I don't want it to be a boring blow-by-blow account. If it were a movie, it'd be much easier . Any suggestions/tips on how to write this to be engaging with fire throwing, spell flinging, potions hurtling, energy balls wizzing, and that just being from the warlock and witches?