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.