Writing about the Weather

Writing tip: Don’t open your story with a weather report. Make your first line snappy and get to the point quickly in the first paragraph. If you must inject the weather, do it after the second paragraph, and make it short.  🙂  Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. If you’re a poet and you’re very good with descriptions, go for it – after the second paragraph.

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2 thoughts on “Writing about the Weather

  1. Unless the weather has a significance for the story. For example, I can think of one short story where the storm played a central part. In the novel I’m reading now, the moon is significant and so the author’s description of different types of moons and how they are viewed in South Africa was very interesting.

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