This is a very difficult task for me. I can’t imagine why, as I have a special affinity for dark, creepy forests. I spent most of my childhood prowling the woods while dreaming up all kinds of fantastical tales! So, why am I getting so stuck? I think I need a vocabulary lesson of all things relating to dark, creepy forests. Haha!
How many ways can you describe a whisper? Or the reaching tendrils of some sinister climbing plant?
Here’s an example of a descriptive passage that is stumping me:
There was no path to follow in this dark place, or if there ever had been, it had long been overgrown. Poisonous vines, with leaves of a dark, oily-green, crept about the trunks of blackened trees; tendrils unfurled, grasping at the legs of the dark elves’ horses.
Ever deeper into the suffocating gloom, they rode. The dark elves began to detect sounds which they had not heard when first they entered the Iron Wood. Gnarled boughs creaked and groaned; dark leaves stirred as if by a breeze, though the air was heavy and still; and it seemed to Ásbjorn that the trees whispered.