How do you write a zombie story?

Brandon’s Top 10 Tips for Writing Zombie Fiction

  1. Invest in your characters.
  2. Take your story into uncharted territory.
  3. Remember that humans can be scary, too.
  4. Read widely, both in and out of the zombie genre.
  5. Develop your vision for the “new world.”
  6. When you get stuck, follow your instincts.

How do you make a unique zombie story?

7 Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Story Ideas

  1. Turn your protagonist into a “reluctant guardian.”
  2. Tell it from the zombie’s point of view.
  3. Foreshadow the outbreak, and then start a “countdown.”
  4. Blend the military science fiction and zombie genres.
  5. Follow new recruits through a boot camp experience.

How do you describe a zombie?

A zombie, according to pop culture and folklore, is usually either a reawakened corpse with a ravenous appetite or someone bitten by another zombie infected with a “zombie virus.” Zombies are usually portrayed as strong but robotic beings with rotting flesh. Their only mission is to feed.

How would you describe a zombie in writing?

Describing how a zombie looks is where writers can take the most liberties. Zombies can have red eyes, black eyes, white or decayed-looking eyes, or more. You zombies might be able to communicate or even seem more human than undead.

What should you bring during a zombie apocalypse?

Whether you are planning on your own or have a group, you can benefit from knowing essential zombie apocalypse gear to have on hand.

  • A solid tactical knife.
  • Emergency water filter or water filtration packets for fresh water.
  • First aid kit.
  • A tactical watch.
  • A good pair of Gore-Tex boots.
  • Binoculars.
  • Food.
  • Flashlight.

How can you start a story off?

Find out which starter makes your partner most interested in reading your story.

  1. Start with action or dialogue.
  2. Ask a question or set of questions.
  3. Describe the setting so readers can imagine it.
  4. Give background information that will interest readers.
  5. Introduce yourself to readers in a surprising way.

Does a zombie have a heartbeat?

In zombies, the heart, lungs, and a small part of their brain still work. They may react to their environment, but they do not have consciousness. Zombies can use their skeleton and muscles to move.

Are there any zombie apocalypse horror story ideas?

I submit to you: seven zombie apocalypse horror story ideas… Full disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge, the zombie horror story ideas listed below haven’t been done before in novel or story format. But I could be wrong. I haven’t read everything.

What’s the best way to write a zombie story?

1. Turn your protagonist into a “reluctant guardian.” I’ve always been intrigued by this idea, from a fiction-writing standpoint. One of these days I might actually use it. But if you want to tackle it first, be my guest. Just let me know when the novel comes out.

What are the effects of the zombie apocalypse?

Initial contacts with zombies are extremely dangerous and traumatic, causing shock, panic, disbelief and possibly denial, hampering survivors’ ability to deal with hostile encounters. The response of authorities to the threat is slower than its rate of growth, giving the zombie plague time to expand beyond containment.

Where did the idea of zombies come from?

Clearly there is an audience for this cult monster of video nasties and horror fiction that can trace its ancestry all the way back to the Bible and Gilgamesh. This pop culture zombie apocalypse began in earnest in the wake of successful films like 28 Days Later and Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead.