“Falling Into Writing”

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I don’t know why, but I write better when it’s cooler outside. As autumn takes hold here in southern Arizona, the temps are falling into the upper 80’s. Hey, the lows are in the low 60’s, that’s fall-ish for most regions, right? I think my creativity spikes as summer goes on vacation because my imagination heightens in cooler temps.

Don’t get me wrong, I write all year long, no matter the weather. I also find rainy days and nights are more conducive to settling down with a steaming cup of tea or hot chocolate. At my keyboard, my characters tend to demand loudly (though some speak softly) to bring them alive on paper.

Maybe it goes back to my childhood when winter and rain meant staying indoors more and actually picking up a book to read when TV became boring. Since middle school I found that reading always sparked my imagination and drove me towards a love of writing at a younger age.

So, here’s to falling temperatures and cooler weather….ah, eventually here in the Southwest. Those of you up North and to the East have a head start on me!

When do you feel most inspired to write?

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4 thoughts on ““Falling Into Writing”

  1. Middle of the night is always good for inspiration. My rule: if I’ve tossed and turned for a half hour mulling over phrasing for some idea, get up and write it down. That’s where it’s handy to have a tablet bedside.

    For creative writing, I also like getting out in the woods. Nothing like sitting in the shade of a pine tree (or a mesquite) with a soft breeze caressing me to stir more poetic writing.

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    • I see your point about the middle of the night when your mind doesn’t, or can’t turn off because there is something creative bumping around inside that must be written down. And I agree that nature is one of the most wonderful inspirations for writing. In fact, it almost always calls to me. Thanks for sharing, Forrest.

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  2. I agree with it being “cozy like” to write, but being out in the country and away from the city or suburb makes me more inclined to write. When I lived in Washington state my writing career was just forming but I still notice a difference living in a condensed area of people over my somewhat country life I used to have.

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  3. Thanks for your insight, Savannah. I agree with you that nature does entice writers into creativity. Maybe it’s the lull of the breeze or how clouds can look similar to animals, thereby sparking ideas for children’s picture books. Hope you find a nature spot among the city area.

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