I’ve found that meditating before writing fiction gives me great results.
I’m new to it, but I’ve done guided meditations since 1990+, and hypnosis and auto-hypnosis since 2003 or 2004.
This is how I do it, and the exercise only takes three minutes:
Heh! Then it’s time for journal writing, and you know what you can do with all those scary thoughts?
You can write horror, that’s what.
And you know what horror readers like and dislike?
Then you can find out here http://malka.biz/horror-deal-breakers/