Hey guys, I am taking a step back from my novel writing. Needed a breather and decided to focus more effort on my non-fiction series as in all honesty these were pretty close to completion. I'm also taking the opportunity to do some research around descriptive word choices and that sort of thing so when I go back to my novel I will probably do an edit on what I already have to add more description. I was also having a bit of trouble figuring out the plot but I have jotted down about six more scenes I want to include. Firstly, is there any descriptive word list books you would recommend? Especially ones that really help to teach you how to use the words, not just give a bunch of words. Which is also great. What I'm finding is I realize some key scene descriptions/details that I didn't even think about. Like for example I was looking at the preview of a kindle book on descriptive words and they mentioned weather, such as claps of thunder, flashes of lighting, and I realized I'm pretty sure I don't have a single scrap of weather detail in my book. Yet for a horror/suspense (what I'm writing), weather is the ideal mood carrier. This is one little bit I have currently: “I know. That’s why we all need to be careful. Accidents happen, but if we can mitigate some of them then we stand a chance of surviving this.” An hour or so passed when they decided to pull up the net. They reached over and grabbed a handful of net, pulling it up towards the boat. As it surfaced they saw lots of smaller fish flapping in the net. Thomas yelled as a hand reached out of the net and latched onto his arm. He felt himself being pulled into the water. Carl grabbed the fishing spear and lodged it deep into the zombies head. The water clouded with red as the zombie bled out. And this is my attempt at putting some weather in there (thinking about the weather, it feels like it would smooth the jump from peaceful and relaxed to 'oh my god zombies got my arm' (plus I doubled my word count without trying to get more words): "I know. That's why we all need to be careful. Accidents happen, but ig we can mitigate some of them we may just stand a chance of surviving this." Overhead the stark-white clouds had taken on an ominous shade of ash-grey, and low rumbles echoed through the sky. A single flash of thunder lit up the horizon where sky and water formed their union. Another flash of thunder, followed closely by a thundering boom threatened to tear the clouds open. "Damn, that storm came outta nowhere. Better get back to shore." Thomas nodded and they reached over and grabbed a handful of net, pulling it up towards the boat. A lone drop of water fell from the skies, bursting on impact with the wooden base of the boat. Thomas watched lots of small fish flapping helplessly amongst the netting. Something grabbed his hand and he let go of the net with a yell. A manged hand latched on to his arm. He tried reaching for the other side of the boat as he was dragged towards the velvet-darkness of the water. A head, attached to the arm, broke the surface of the water and Thomas tried to kick it. Carl leaped past him and lodged a fishing spear deep into the zombies eye socket. The eyeball burst into a pool of viscous white liquid and the zombie sank out of sight. The water clouded with crimson as the zombie bled out. Thanks!