With January falling by the wayside at midnight tonight, the Angry Scribbler is leaving behind all the talk of weather and how to incorporate into your writing and digging deeper into the bag of fun, that being, frights! That’s right kiddos, all month long we’re going to be putting the fright back into February with images that denote a certain level of creepiness and book reviews from authors that make you want to sleep with the lights on with their writing. Who says spooks, scares, and thrills should only happen in October? So, strap yourself in and call your mama because we’re not going gently into that good night. 😉
This month, besides being my birthday month, yes I get a whole month because I said so, we want to focus on the creepiness without the show and tell. What scares you? What makes your knees buckle or that tingle along your neck when reading or watching movies? Chances are it’s a multitude of things and authors work tirelessly to explore and exploit every single one in the hopes of getting you to bite your lower lip and look over your shoulder while reading.
Is it tension, monsters, or the environment that gives you a rise, or is it all three? Writing them down and confronting them helps to be able to not only identify them but how to correctly express them through your writing. I can’t be scared unless you learn to describe that fear, that scare, in a way that triggers an emotional response. Don’t tell me the monster is behind me, explain how its breath smells, how it feels along my neck, how its claws, hooks, talons or whatnot feel on the skin. You’ll find that if you work at it, and if you explore the creepy side without the gore and instant reveal you’ll be capable of truly authoring some good scares.
These posts will be about showcasing a random picture I find in the hopes of inspiring others to create ideas for their writing. Sometimes I provide the picture and randomly prattle on about something I find interesting, sometimes I do more than my fair share.
I have found that generating a quick 1-3 sentence scenario, a blurb, a scene, or a full novel concept based on a random picture has worked wonders in opening up the floodgates to new ideas and enjoyment in the world of fiction. It is my hope that others will find these images and possibly be inspired to jump into the wild world of writing and become the author they always wanted to be.
Without further ado, our 21st entry!-
Like what you see or feel the need to say hello, use the comment section below. Tell me what scares you or what creeped you out when reading a good book and it may end up as one of the random images, you know, just to mess up your day. 😉
Enjoy your month-long jaunt through Creepsville and, as always, Happy Hauntings.