When it comes to writing horror, there are certain advantages to setting your story in winter. If you live in the North, it is a season marked by peril. You make decisions simply on whether or not they may cause you to freeze to death, your water pipes to burst, or your cupboard to run out of back-up food. In addition to a mental state of bravery, it is a time marked by warmth, magic, and fresh starts. I made this infographic on Picktochart to organize my thinking. I focused on clothing, holidays, and causes of death that are a part of winter (or could be). May your winter be absent these terrors–except in your writing.
In what other ways could you leverage winter for horror writing?