If you've read Steven King/Richard Bachmans "The Long Walk", that is the tone I am trying to aim for. In my story, there are a bunch of sick people who only have to complete their trek and they will be cured. They all have a terminal illness of some kind, and while coming up with simple yet difficult challenges for them to face I am unsure as how best to describe their individual weariness, their pain and the weight of their afflictions so that the tone is a struggle and bleak. I'm not sure if I should just give a full synopsis to everyone so as to provide perspective on what I'm trying to achieve lol. Thanks for reading.