A lot of times when you’re writing a book with action, you find yourself rushing to get to the good part instead of leading up to the battle. This leaves your reader wondering why the story is rushing by so fast, especially when your action scene is only a couple of paragraphs and leaves them wanting more details. Did the character dodge that sword arching through the air? Did s/he feel the rush of air across their face as the blade whooshed past them, missing them by mere inches as they dove to the side? Did they scrape their knees when they dove? Did they grimace from the pain? Is blood now visible through their shredded pants? Is the enemy grinning at the discomfort s/he caused the character? These are just some of the many things that you need to remember while writing an action scene. Always describe the five senses: sound, sight, touch, smell, and taste. The reader wants to feel like they are in the middle of the fight or as though they are the character. Remember to stop and take the time to write the imagery that your action scene deserves.