So it seems I realise a lot of stuff when I’m thinking about writing. Following on from getting words down, I also realised today that my character’s reaction to the fight is not particularly unique to him. He’s attacked, and he does what I think most people unused to fighting would to; he tries to get away. But that’s a very generic response. I should dig deeper and figure out actually – what is the particular reaction, in that space and time, with that person – that really shows what makes this character different from most people.
I’ll get right on that, then.