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any tips on how to write a near death experience or scary scene?

so i’m writing a book and it’s horror romance. if you want to read it here it is: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AtFlDsM.BNSnfKEvNtfHu33sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20091105091346AAKnT9p
So anyways do you have any tips on how to write a scene like that or things to know when writing a death scene?
thanks for any tips/help at all.
i’ve actually had a near death experience so yeah.


  1. I think it helps to learn about the things that can happen when near death. Did you know if you get punched hard enough, you can have a seizure? I learned that watching MMA fights. Handy, huh?

  2. ill use an example of what to do and what not to do (it works best for me)
    NOT TO DO:
    Dave and his twin Alex were driving fast along the roads. Their car stopped when another slammed into them.
    TO DO:
    Cars were a blur on the highway as Dave and his twin Alex drove despertly to their destination. Out of nowhere, with a piercing screech, a car violently swerved into theirs.
    See the difference? Both say the same thing, but the second one has much more description. If I were you, I’d write it “normally” in laymans terms, but when editing, break out the thesaurus and improve the words. Its all about vivid imagery.


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