Ever read back over your action scene, only to find it lacking?
It’s not always easy to get what you see in your mind on paper; especially when it’s supposed to be a balls to the wall action scene.
Often these scenes come across dull and even boring because the writer hasn’t used effective language to write them.
“The bull was coming straight for them,” is far less exciting than “The bull charged them.” And, while it may be tempting to sprinkle in adjectives and adverbs to give the reader a better picture of the scene, “The enraged brown bull ran at them irately” is even less effective. Try to always paint a scene with action. “The bull snorted clouds of steam from its nostrils and pawed the ground with its hoof. Then it charged.”