Hey to anyone who’s reading this! I’ve decided to make another list for characters, but instead of hobbies this time, I’ve come up with a list of fears. Some are more common than others, but I think that all of these could be useful. After all, fears spice up a story and create more points for conflict, right?
Here is the list of 50 fears that I’ve compiled:
2) Public Speaking
3) The Dark
15) Being Alone
16) Water or Drowning
23) Open Spaces
24) Thunder and/or Lightning
26) Disappointing People
27) Tornadoes and/or Hurricanes
28) Stairs or Steep Slopes
29) Being Ridiculed
30) Confined Spaces
34) Abandoned Buildings (or just abandoned places in general)
36) Disease or Illness
39) Losing Control
40) Strangers and/or Foreigners
41) Going Insane
45) Being Forgotten (or alternatively, forgetting everything/everyone)
48) Mice and/or Rats (or rodents in general)
49) Being Buried Alive
Even if they’re never mentioned in the story, fears make a character seem more real, at least in my experience. After all, who isn’t afraid of something?
Especially in any kind of horror story, these could be really neat to use, and useful. Or just generally for any kind of character-driven story. I hope that this list of fears is helpful to someone who reads this!
As always, if you have any ideas that weren’t listed, or if you have any suggestions for more things like this that I could do, please share them, because I’d love to hear!
Thank you for reading, and here is the daily writing dare.
Make a list of three things you find attractive (whether it be qualities or looks, etc.), and then do the same with things you find unattractive. Take one from each list and give those things to your main character. [E.g., you may find rudeness unattractive and blonde hair attractive, so you might give those qualities to your main character.] (Bonus points if you give the other qualities from both lists to other characters!)
Once again, thanks for reading. I hope you have a nice day!