- Who is the person?
- Where are they going?
- What are they carrying?
- Do they know what’s behind them?
- Describe the creature behind them. [Look at the eyes, the fangs, the scales…] What is it? Where did it come from? Was it there all along?
- What is it going to do?
- Describe the moment when the person realises that there is something behind them – try to build the atmosphere and make the reader feel tense. How do they find out? [rumbling? growling? a single rock bouncing across their path?] How will they react?
Credit: Matt Dixon