TIH 176: Alan Baxter on Relocating to Australia, Writing Fight Scenes, and Martial Arts

TIH 176 Alan Baxter on Relocating to Australia, Writing Fight Scenes, and Martial Arts

In this podcast Alan Baxter talks about relocating to Australia, writing fight scenes, martial arts, and much more.

About Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter is a multi-award-winning author of supernatural thrillers and urban horror, and an international master of kung fu. He runs the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy and writes novels, novellas and short stories full of magic, monsters and, quite often, martial arts. He rides a motorcycle and loves his dogs. Find out more at Alan Baxter Online.

Show notes

  • [02:25] Moving from the UK to Australia
  • [06:15] British vs Australian culture
  • [15:00] Writing fight scenes—how to do it and mistakes to avoid
  • [21:00] What writing can teach you about martial arts and what martial arts can teach you about writing
  • [28:00] Starting a martial arts
  • [32:50] Adrian Shotbolt, via Patreon, asks about co-writing stories
  • [35:10] Working on multiple projects
  • [37:20] Planning projects
  • [45:00] Advice to eighteen-year-old self
  • [46:30] Two fiction and two nonfiction recommendations
  • [50:00] Anything changed your mind about recently
  • [51:20] Connect with Alan
  • [56:00]What’s next
  • [57:15] Final thoughts

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