A Writing Journey

Well, it has been in the 90’s* here and for me that is just unacceptable. In an attempt to make myself feel better, I’ve been looking at pictures of snowy landscapes lately. This got me thinking: how do we write in each season? Well, I tend to write scenes where the characters are having the same type of weather as I am. For instance, if there is a snowstorm happening, you can bet my characters are going to battle through a snowstorm.

This is NOT convenient when, say, I need to write about a snowstorm and it is 90+ degrees and the sun is shining and my garden is wilting. For that, I have photos. I like to look at photos I’ve taken first, to see if I can get in the right mind set from that. Here are some examples:

Winter in Norway - gotta love the snow!

Winter in Norway – gotta love the snow!

Another image from Norway - this one makes me think of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."

Another image from Norway – this one makes me think of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”

It's not just winter scenes that I like to plunge back into!

It’s not just winter scenes that I like to plunge back into!

Last but not least :)

Last but not least 🙂

These are just a few examples of the kinds of photos that can inspire me to write a scene opposite of what is actually happening outside. I encourage you to look at photos you’ve taken or do a Google search. You might be surprised what inspires you!

What do you do to keep inspired when the weather is less than pleasant?

Take care, fellow travelers.






Comments on: "Friday Inspiration – Winter Wonderland" (4)

  1. When I wrote my last novel about the sea, I had to go there. It was the end of spring, and it’d been the beginning of last summer since I last went to the coast. I just couldn’t do the atmospherics without going in the water!

    • I love going to lakes (not so much the ocean though, which is strange, I think) and writing about them. It definitely helps to go to the environment you are writing about, especially if you haven’t been there for a while. That’s why, despite how much I dislike the heat, I don’t think I could move too far north – sometimes my characters are in very hot places and I don’t want to forget what that’s like!
      Take care,

  2. I actually enjoy writing during thunderstorms, even if i’m a particular romantic scene in my book. I don’t really know why. Maybe it’s because I like rain and I like writing. 😉

    Setting is something I forget in my novels. I always have to go back and write that in during the editing phase.

    I love the pictures, especially the third one.

    -RB Austin

    • I love writing during the rain too. 🙂 It is a good mood-setter, no matter what the scene or setting is when I am writing.
      I’m glad you liked the pictures!
      Take care.

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