It makes sense -- we have access to millions of videos from our laptops, tablets, and phones -- so we judge immediately whether something is worth viewing, and if it isn't, we move on.
Here are the seven elements and the questions you should ask and answer for yourself: A protagonist. One of my personal favorites is using a call-back of some sort, which means you will want to build a setup in Act I of the fight scene, or perhaps an earlier scene.
But in the process of your action sequence, you need to create story choices that make your reader feel a connection to the main character. Yu catches up, and resumes her attack with a relentless series of lightning-quick blows. If nothing happens in the first 30 seconds, do you stick around? All rights reserved.
I believe this has begun to infect movie culture as well.
The Writers Store eZine. Look no further than the success of the Rocky franchise. COP 1 Drop!