I’m interviewing Anna Kashina today over at the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, about her award winning epic fantasy romance Guild of Assassins. The novel just received a double PRISM Award for “Best of the Best” and “Best Fantasy”. Her assassins have amazing martial arts skills, so here’s a question & answer about that aspect of the novels which we sadly didn’t have room to include at USAT/HEA.
Veronica: How do you go about ‘choreographing’ your amazing fight scenes?
Anna: As a child, I studied martial arts, and then, as an adult, I was a competitive dancer. Both skills are very synergistic and feed into my fight scenes. When I write, I put myself into this state of mind where I actually feel every movement in my body and they all make sense. When I achieve this balance, things just start happening. The ‘choreographing’ comes down to deciding…
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