I have been invited to grab two of my worlds, and slam them together into a single thing. In other words, I'm talking about fighting to a bunch of writers. I was invited by the Ottawa Crime Writers (I think that's the name of the organisation) not long after the panel I sat on during Can*Con 2018, when we talked fighting in fiction, and what's misrepresented.
This is the first ever talk I'll be giving solo, so I'm rather nervous about it. I haven't quite decided what I'm going to say, precisely. I don't have a thesis, and I'm open to ideas.
I'm thinking of speaking about realism in fights, and how most portrayals we are familiar with (think action sequences) are wildly unrealistic. I'm also thinking of what it's like to be in a fight; basically what happens to people when they hit that fight or flight moment. Maybe I'll do both? I have some time.
To be honest, I'm not thrilled at the prospect of speaking in front of people for any length of time, so I might make it a little more interactive, and have people bring in questions or scenes they're working through or stuck with, or want clarification on.
So... yeah. That's happening this month on the 13th. Until then, I'm going to be stressing about coming up with a topic. And continuing to write. There's that.
Right, I'm off to try and get things done.