I'm trying to write a really graphic fight scene. I need the reader to be able to feel just how violent and disturbing it is. It's in an underground fighting ring between two fighters who originally joined on their own, but eventually got sold, and contracted, and now even if they don't want to fight they have to. They are secluded, beaten, they're pretty fucking scary honestly.
I just suck at detailing lately, finding the right words to express how brutal it is to give the reader a sense of how disgusted the main character watching the fight is, and why they are, what made them...
Any sources for writing fight scenes, any tips, and even your own experience with writing very explicit violence would be helpful!
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All about details, as I assume you know. The smell of blood, the sounds of bones crunching under repeated onslaughts, the eyes of onlookers dead with rage as they scream for blood, getting cold sweats as he/she realizes they're next, and finaly breaking, seeing red as they realize it's do or die.2