How Would You Write These Scenes?

17 03 2015

I don’t recall if I showed this before, but it’s worth repeating.
Imagine your scenes in terms of senses, not in what happens. Not just the five senses, but how the POV character’s heart is pounding, feet seem to be sinking into the floor, etc.

I like shadows rippling and distorting along surfaces and I write with that in mind. I like horrible things seen in harsh daylight. I like to keep the monsters implied or unseen until the end. I like smells and textures. I read someone who suggested using at least three senses per page, which is nice because it keep description from bogging down the plot.

Have a look at 13 Classic Scenes That Explain How Horror Movies Work.


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