Writing and researching for character in a setting was difficult. I found when researching the Ghost Ship fire tragedy that I became emotionally involved with the survivors. I also spent quite a bit of time looking at maps and photographs of the warehouse before and after the fire. I considered what people would look and feel like as they realized they were going to die. That is quite horrible. But is some ways quite satisfying. Death is taboo in our society. People do not want to discuss their own mortality. Like superstition they feel that talking about it will make it happen.
Writing about terror and horror brings me face to face with death and fear. I found this exercise hard but fulfilling. I will practice it again.