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Writing Prompt – Thursday 21st May

Think about the role that weather and time of day can play in a story in terms of adding atmosphere and tension.

Make a list of the types of weather that you could use in a story – e.g. a heavy snowfall making travel impossible, a flood that prevents someone from leaving a place or a beautiful spring day that lulls a character into a false sense of security.

Make sure that the weather changes during the course of your novel – and that the characters’ clothes do too!

Remember to add a happy scene just before a major reversal for the main character so that the dramatic tension is heightened.

Look at places in your story or novel where some sensory detail about weather and time of day could add texture and suspense. Keep a special notebook for words and phrases and brief descriptions. Magazine pictures and photos may also inspire you.

 

 

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