It’s an adage that the way to overcome fear is think of the worst thing that could happen, and then plan what you’ll do next to survive it and go beyond. That’s part of what I’m experimenting with doing with the horror genre, which I’m also privately hacking. It starts with a character I love and his fear, leads to the worst thing I can imagine for him, then (if I want him to live) what he’ll do afterward to be among the redeemed. I do this because it’s also what *I* need to live among the redeemed.
— Asher's Maxim 245