Nature Writing

Try sitting outside and just listen. What sounds do you hear? Are there birds singing? Do you hear traffic and if so, can you distinguish the sounds? Write everything down on a piece of paper or a journal. What do you feel? Is the wind blowing? Is it raining? Do you feel the warmness of the sun? What about smells? Can you smell the scent of spring? If you’re near the ocean, can you taste the salt in the air?

I recommend this lesson for any writer. This is a great stress reliever as well as clearing the mind.  Sometimes writers get stuck in the middle of their writing and think, now  what?  This might help.

Look at your notes. Use all five of  your senses to set the stage for your stories. It makes a better setting and draws the reader in.


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