Battle scenes should be as vast and complicated as possible, with special attention to each and every detail, no matter how inconsequential. Or not. There is a better way. Josh and Scott discuss battle scenes that are epic and intimate. Okay, that sounds weird, but it is what it is, right? Listen as two writers as stay on task with only a few digressions into Mistborn, Outlander, Tombstone, Jackie Chan, the Gunslinger, and tall buildings. Scott also explains one good reason to stop reading Fifty Shades of Grey.
Keeping scenes relevant is the topic of the day and the topic of the day will be keeping scenes relevant. Scenes should advance the story, develop characters, or contribute meaningfully to the setting (especially in fantasy or science fiction stories). But most of all, every scene has a job to do. Josh and Scott talk about books and movies, breaking down some of the elements needed in a scene. There is also coffee.
Josh and Scott name the Show, then move like lightning into topics related to the craft of writing. There are, however, several digressions to discuss books and movies: The Expanse series (and the books), The Martian, and some that live viewers asked about. Josh convinces Scott that he must read the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. In short, the show is a blast and must be seen to be believed.