Here’s a writing tip from an expert – Scandi Noir thriller writer Will Dean. He has what he calls a “creeps book”, in which he notes down anything odd, unsettling or eerie he encounters. Each time he writes a new book, he sifts through them and sprinkles them through the narrative. It works especially well with dialogue and things seen by characters – a distinctive scarecrow that gives ones one an uneasy feeling perhaps – something to set a tone without having to spell it out.
And the same applies to anything interesting and potentially useful that you see, hear, hear of or.. smell perhaps?
But enough of me – here’s Will himself. Have a look/listen. It’s about a minute long.
2 responses to “Creeps and how to use them to your advantage”
The most important resource,ourself!
Catching the event before it evaporates!
But it takes discipline Tony. Which is why I’m so much slacker about it than I should be.