It occurs to me that I'm in something of a unique position as a fantasy writer, in that I know a good deal more about sticking swords in people than most. After all, I've practised modern fencing, Historical European Martial Arts Systems, some Chinese stuff, some Japanese stuff, and even a little Filipino stick work. In the past, a couple of people have even asked me for tips on writing their fight scenes.
As such, what I'm going to do in this short series of irregular articles is give those of you wishing to inject a little more knowledge into your sword based scenes some information and ideas to play with. It's not going to be a comprehensive guide, and in several cases, I'll just point you at other things, but hopefully, it will be of some general use to you.
I'm going to keep these posts quite short, but with any luck your next fight scene will be a little more fun because of them.