I can see them. Your characters. Hiding in the corner. The book can see them too… …and it can smell their fear.  Bone-crunching fractures. Gut-ripping eviscerations. Severed limbs and fountains of blood. The wounds are coming. And your characters know it. 

On Scars

First off, let me be clear about what I mean when I say the word scars. I’m not talking about the medical definition: rough tissue that overlies a wound as it heals over time. I’m using a broader definition of any physical evidence of a previous injury. That can be the amputated hand, the limp …