Hello friends! Since my WWII historical fiction novel Why Aren’t You Sweet Like Me?? is doing so well, I’m taking some time to focus on the last two chapters of my WIP, EMPIRE (YA Fantasy). My problem is that I need some help with monsters.
So here are my questions: What scares you? Specifically, what gives you nightmares? What horrible creatures inhabit them?What makes something scary?
It’s really arbitrary for me because I can watch “Dexter” and “The Walking Dead” without any problems, but then I see a couple minutes of “Paranormal Activity” and I’m too uncomfortable to continue.
When I was little, I was terrified by a movie called “The Last Unicorn” and there was another called “Assassins” that was really not meant for children, but my parents just saw that it was a cartoon so they assumed that it was all right. These movies implanted themselves in my brain and I had nightmares about creepy faeries for months.
In my the climax scene of EMPIRE, there are demons that come out of the sea. I have been imagining that these demons take on the forms that humans find most fearsome (from all different eras and cultures) so I’m thinking manticores, harpies, skeletons, and ghosts (though I’m trying to steer clear of supernatural beings that are super popular right now like werewolves, vampires, and zombies). Also, I’m kind of afraid to research demons because I don’t want to invite that kind of negativity into my life (but I will if I have to). And better yet, what do you imagine demons to look like? So please, help a girl out and tell me what terrifies you!
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