I'm going to share a little dark secret with you about authors. I may get in trouble and it may lead to me be abducted or asked to remove this post but I'm going to do it anyway. Authors use writing as a form of therapy. Yes, it's true. When we have a bad day we write it out of our system. When we are mad, we write aggressively and when we are angry and frustrated to the point of insanity we write with dark malice. Many may deny it but deep down they know it's true.
Everyone writes with emotion but it is the depth of that emotion that makes the writing come alive. This is why authors push outside the box or at least should attempt to. Outside the box we feel uncomfortable and on edge. This is good, it shows in the writing. It makes the story crisp and edgy. Which emotion illicit the best writing? I'm not sure about that one. I would say aggressive writing because you're in act mode the entire time.
At the moment, I'm angry and with that said people will most likely die a painful death. It makes sense, I have a vampire in my story and it is a horror so...let the blood flow and the pain increase. Why am I doing it? Simple, it is a release of penned up emotion. In no way could I lash out in real life nor could I truly take out my anger in any real form at the moment so, as any author worth their salt would do, I'm channeling that into my writing where it belongs. I know, somewhere Yoda is warning me about the dark side but as long as I'm writing horror I might as well use every aspect I can to make it the best it can be.
Now I need to go bolt the door before the secret author society come to take me away to some secret prison for revealing such information.