How the Seasons Affect Our Writing

BY MANDY EVE-BARNETT

How the seasons affect our writing

Weather can have quite an effect on our writing as it influences us emotionally and physically. Each season has a benefit – but there are pros & cons, so to speak, for each season. The seasons affect our mood and in turn our writing. We notice how our mind and body reacts to the change of seasons, and as writers, we learn to use these emotional, social, and climatic changes to the benefit of our craft. These seasonal changes can add to our content as we utilize how weather affects a character’s situation, even bringing added stress and difficulties to their struggle, and also to show the passing of time. If you are in the midst of a project use nature as an example and lose any extraneous content, edit with the thought that the project will be renewed, fresh and improved.

So, let’s look at each season in turn.

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