MacYoung, Marc. “Writing Violence #1: Getting Shot.” NNSD. Amazon Digital. 2014.
MacYoung, Marc. “Writing Violence #2: Getting Stabbed.” NNSD. Amazon Digital. 2015.
MacYoung, Marc. “Writing Violence #3: Getting Hit and Hitting.” Amazon Digital Services, inc. NNSD. April 20. 2015.
I have these find eBooks and from the perspective of martial arts (discipline) I can tell you that these books are a lot more than merely writing good verse or story with realism, they are also the best, to my view, primers to learning martial arts, systems or styles.
Example: I have practiced a striking discipline for almost forty years. I assumed I knew a lot about striking yet when I read, three times to just get it, the third installment of writing violence, getting hit and hitting I found out just how much, “I didn’t KNOW!” It explained far better than I ever could or did about hitting and being hit, striking or punching, etc. It took some of my beliefs and turned them completely upside down to my benefit.
There is so much to learn and these particular terse lessons will get you there be it for martial arts, other combative type systems and especially in apply the physical part of self-defense - primers. I would recommend to anyone and everyone these books (and future editions that come out pretty fast and regular) if they desire to learn a fighting skill, well worth the money, time and study!
Mal: It's nothin'.
Simon: I expect there's someone's face feels differently.
Mal: Well, they tell ya, never hit a man with a closed fist, but it is on occasion hilarious.
If Mal says it is so, then it is so. Just adds validity to Marc MacYoung’s Writing Violence III: Getting Hit and Hitting, right? :-)