This is gonna be a weird question, but how do you guys write about bodily damage in your stories, and how do your treat it in terms of how it affects the character?
I usually write horror, so it doesn’t take long for violence to ensue. When I describe someone or something getting shot, stabbed, beaten, or maimed in some other fashion, I’ll usually show the reader a peek of what is happening to the physical body. For example, if someone is shot, I say how the bullet is ripping through their skin, tearing muscle, puncturing organs, severing nerves and blood vessels and so on.
When it comes to how it affects the character, if they have incredible will power much beyond that of normal humans, even if they have been shot half a dozen times or mortally wounded in some other fashion, they can get back up on their feet, not for long, but a little longer than most people.
When it comes to writing supernatural monsters, they can take 100x that of which a person can take, if they still have a bit of blood and brain in them, and their body is still somewhat intact they can keep going.
How do you guys detail bodily damage?