All right, writing a good fight scene, well its a tough one. So I decide to offer my two cents. It’s a good idea to observe on how other writer describe scenes in their novels To a get a general idea for a fight scene is to watch several YouTube videos. By what I mean watching YouTube videos, is to glean by observation, without copying. Gleaning by observing how the human body gracefully moves. One of them, is an intro with Ayane from Ninja Gaiden 3. Of which a male soldier was distracted by a woman’s cleavage, ergo losing limbs. To illustrate a point, a simple move can kill. I ignore the rest of the scene.
I general ignore most videos for various reasons. But watching videos on how a human body move can sometimes stew one’s imagination. Dancing, whether it be dancing at night club or some other thing.
In regards to one of my WIP, I try to look at things realistically. As an old adage goes, if you’re disadvantaged, fight unfair. When it comes to close quarter fighting, cheat. A character would use a handgun shoot a rival combatant.
I only watch anime for entertainment only. Fight scenes in anime are generally over the top.
Unless the character is Bruce Lee or Jet Li with a knife. (Martial artists turn actors) It doesn’t have to be fancy, forget purple prose. Don’t worry about writing, they will be edited afterwards.
The book I use “the biblophile’s dictionary by Miles Westley.” I don’t know how much it cost now. That book was the best 23.99, I ever spent. It’s basic, so don’t overuse the words and phrases. A simple dab of words would do nicely.
Finally make every word count. remember the phrases, show but don’t tell, keep it brief and blend it in. Again look at how other writers describe scenes. Again it doesn’t have to be fancy.