How weather can be a writer’s muse

It’s funny how we are always advised to never start a story with the weather, yet the weather is the one element that invokes so much in us. As does the images Sara selected for this post.

Sara Kjeldsen Writes


This is a no fail setting for me to want to write. The soft, dreamy fog hovering over a landscape is so inviting. It just oozes of adventure.


It is soothing, dark, lovely, intriguing. So many stories have been born out of rain.

Storm Clouds

Beautiful in a dark way, they are a break from sunlight’s monotony. A foreshadowing of what is to come. An arising conflict. A black travelling cape to be worn for a great escape.
Falling Snow

A different setting and mood. Signifying another world, another time. An invitation to the fantasy side of the mind.

Tell me, fellow writers, what it is about the weather that inspires you? Does rain or fog transport you to another place or time, enabling your writing to flow? Or, does a clear sunny day speak to your creativity more?

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