Do the seasons affect your writing sessions?

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  1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
    Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago

    Do the seasons affect your writing sessions?

    I seem to write more often in the spring or autumn seasons. What is your season for writing your best?
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  2. People like me profile image63
    People like meposted 3 years ago

    I think it does in a good way gives me more inspiration but I can see how it can affect you to

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for contributing, Mandisa. Which is your best season for inspiration to write?

    2. People like me profile image63
      People like meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I am going to say spring is the best one for me

  3. profile image60
    Edwin Brownposted 3 years ago

    I think I get more done during the winter and bad weather days, since I have less outside factors pulling me away from my computer.  But I have no issues with seasons on a physical basis.  I can usually write whenever I decide to do it.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Edwin. Winter does tend to keep one indoors. That is when I work mostly on my hobbies (beading and doll making).

  4. dohn121 profile image80
    dohn121posted 3 years ago

    The harsher the better!  Dark skies and rain is best.  There is a certain controlled melancholy in which I enjoy.  Don't ask me why.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi dohn and thanks. During thunder storms I feel cozied in and it is rather melancholy or nostalgic of childhood days when Mom and Dad gathered all us kids together during bad storms and kept us entertained with stories.

    2. Amanda108 profile image92
      Amanda108posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I find thunderstorms fantastic for my creativity! I always want to write when thunder is booming or the air is stilling and building up to unleash a torrent. Of course, I often *don't* write because I also enjoy staring out the window a lot!

  5. DeylightWriter profile image62
    DeylightWriterposted 3 years ago

    Greetings,

    Yes and no.

    Many things affect my writing...or shall I say "not writing",...and I haven't been able to put my finger on any one thing.

    Wish I could...then I could fix...and WRITE (often).

    How about you?

    peace

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi DeylightWriter and thanks. Nature is the best thing that inspires me to write and the spring and autumn are the best times for me to be in Nature. Summer is too hot, winter is too cold.

  6. Amanda108 profile image92
    Amanda108posted 3 years ago

    The initial change of a season always gives me a boost in creativity. The first signs of spring, the days growing longer toward summer, leaves changing colors, and finally falling snow.

    I'm most inspired in the fall, though. Perhaps because I love Halloween and get to write about it and focus on it. Or maybe I just enjoy the crisp air, the smell of leaves and fires all around.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Amanda. You sure make me long for autumn - right now I am so enjoying spring. Thanks for contributing.

  7. WillStarr profile image82
    WillStarrposted 3 years ago

    I guess I don't really have writing sessions. I get an idea for a story, I sit down and write it, and then I'm back to whatever I was doing. Seasons and weather don't seem to matter.

    Good question!

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Will.  Your stories seem to come so easy and they are great. Once in a while an idea will come on and I can write a short story in no time. They just seem to come out on their own - same with poems for me. Thanks for commenting.

  8. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    Absolutely; everything I do is heavily influenced by the season. (I totally buy into the pumpkin spice every fall.) In the past, I used to get most of my writing done in the spring/summer. Which was kind of an accident simply because it's when I was off from college and had time to focus on my own projects. It worked pretty well until I left college, at which point the drive wasn't the same. Now I seem to gravitate more towards the fall/winter, specifically November. It was NaNoWriMo that first encouraged me to do it and it kind of stuck. I'd still like to write in the spring/summer, but I find that I do more editing now than new drafts. Great question!

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi M.T.  I love pumpkin season. I may try NaNoWriMo this year. I did last year and never finished my article, so many other things came up. Thanks for commenting.

  9. Rod Marsden profile image74
    Rod Marsdenposted 3 years ago

    I tend to write throughout the year. I tend to write more often on the train and then put what I have written onto computer later on. I do most of my computer work in Spring and Autumn. The cold bothers me more than the heat. Winter is not my favorite time of year.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Rod. I write year-round, too, but spring and autumn are most inspiring for me. Thanks for commenting.

  10. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    i write when the weather is cool, i prefer air condition places rather than at home, it brings out the mood to write

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Peachy. That sounds like a good idea. I like to sit in places that have air conditioning, like a library.

  11. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 3 years ago

    I can and do write anytime, Phyllis. Having said that, I believe that weather can have an effect on our moods. If it is very cold, I try to keep warm. I have some caribbean blood, let us say, and so I hate the cold. So maybe you're right, but nothing to do with my capacity. That is always with me, God's Grace.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Manatita. I think, as gifted writers, our capacity is always within.  Peace, Brother.

  12. Venkatachari M profile image30
    Venkatachari Mposted 3 years ago

    I don't think so. Rather it is the moods which affect me. Sometimes I feel bored, sometimes excited. I get idea suddenly to write about some particular topic and then sit down to write. But for my regular subject on economics and finance does not need this sudden inspiration. It is a regular process and I keep writing as and when I find time on my economiccounts blog. It is only with other subjects, that I depend on moods and inspirations but not affected by seasons.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Venkatachari. Moods do have a lot to do with writing, especially in creative writing. Thank you for commenting.

  13. Marie Flint profile image91
    Marie Flintposted 3 years ago

    When living in Michigan, winter always seemed like a good time to write adventure stories (man vs. nature themes).

    Now that I'm in Florida, any time but summer seems best, although I've been focusing on quilting and my grandson lately.

    Hours of the day that seem to work best are very early mornings (3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.). ***

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for commenting, Marie.

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