Inspired by the Elements – Daily Quote


They predict a storm this weekend. The forecast calls for precipitation, freezing rain, sleet, and snow with projected accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. They won’t rule out hail, tornados, thundersnow, flooding, high winds, and streets covered with ice. I am waiting for locusts, snowmageddon, and the four horsemen.

I drive home, racing past packed grocery store parking lots without stopping. At my house, a full freezer, a stocked pantry, and the aroma of a simmering crockpot greet me. I have plans, and the impending assault helps set the mood. Fog obscures the view from my window, and a misty drizzle falls.

I have scheduled a long writing session, and the inclement conditions suit me. My characters are on the run, fleeing their evil tormentors. Biting wind gusts blow fallen leaves into their path. Tree limbs crack like whips, and lightening scratches angry marks across the midnight sky. Bram Stoker trembles in his grave as the pursuers gain on our intrepid heroes.

Temperatures plummet, the torrent solidifies, snowflakes fall, sticking to every surface. Jon Snow adjusts his Night’s Watchman cloak. “Winter is coming.” Can my protagonists escape? Will the hunters captured them, or do they succumb, becoming victims of the elements? There is no way to foretell the tempest’s fury.

Does the weather influence your work?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

10 thoughts on “Inspired by the Elements – Daily Quote

  1. I notice weather all the time and note down high and low temps, wind, rainfall amounts, etc. And I do include weather in my writing. Winter is also perfect for writing — early darkness and a good excuse to stay inside.

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  2. I am from NH… so I feel your pain. I love going up to my writing room on a stormy afternoon… turning on my desk lamp and the floor lamp. Lighting a candle and shutting the door. But today I’m in Granada… and after breakfast on the veranda I find a corner table with no view and start writing. I’ve had a productive week here. But even though I can’t see the ocean here in my corner… I can hear the surf. I read you every day like some people read their horoscope. Keep on keepin’ on.

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    • How wonderful, dear friend. It is amazing how a break in routine can energize you. A bright sunny day, the sound of the surf, they too can be a great inspiration for writing. Thank you for reading. I am honored. 🙏


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