True fear is hard to convey, especially when writing a scary story. Sure, you can state that your character feels fearful, but fear is an art form better shown than told. And merely repeating the words “fear” and “dread” and “horror” and “panic” and “fright” and “alarm” and “scare” isn’t going to cut it.
You could go with the classics of rattling chains, splattering of blood and tormented groans. But that’s all been done before.
What you want is to chill your readers to the core. You want to see goosebumps. You want to haunt their nightmares.
It’s an age-old question. What came first: the chicken or the egg? The plot or the protagonist?
What if the shaping of the story and your main character happens at the same time?
Some songs you add to a playlist so that you have music to listen to while you write. Just like you have songs to pump you up for your writing session or celebrate what you accomplished after your writing session.
Then there’s the playlist of songs that honor your story as a writer. That’s what you’ll find in this music list.
You can’t search for ways to write more as if each day of the year is the same. Some days are longer or shorter than others. Some days are warmer or colder than others. Some days are more eventful than others.
You have to craft a writing strategy that allows you to write more season by season.