The Writers Circle: Seasons

One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other.  Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.

This week’s topic is:

Do you have a favorite time of year to write? Is it easier for you to feel creative at some points during the year than others?  Do you have a favorite time of year in which you set your stories?

Let’s discuss this in the comments and see what our community thinks.


4 thoughts on “The Writers Circle: Seasons

  1. No no and no. I’m interested to see if others do.

  2. Personally, I like to write in the fall or winter, especially in the early morning before most of the universe is awake. Sitting on the couch, blanket on my lap, sweater/sweatshirt on, hot, steaming cup of coffee next to me… I can get into a zone at that point which I can’t get into when I’m thinking about the garden or the lawn or baseball practice or the multitude of other warm-weather things I need to do.

    When I write, though, I tend to write about the warmer seasons, spring and summer. I don’t really know why… renewal and growth?

  3. What an interesting idea. Other occupations and avocations are linked to specific seasons but I’ve never thought of writing that way.
    I do get to write more when I’m not teaching (summer) but that’s opportunity more than preference.
    Now, ask me about the time of day I write!

    • I write when I can, when I’m able, when I want to but unfortunately, all three opportunities rarely fall in line. But you must be disciplined, you say. OK, but I won’t and can’t write for the sake of writing; at least, nothing good, anyway, or perhaps, nothing with which I will feel the same comfort as I do when my elements are aligned. I started writing my second novel three months ago but progress has been slow due to work commitments. And there’s also the ‘writing’ that goes on in one’s head, the plot twists that occur when you’re doing something entirely different, like sleeping, having a shower, shopping, sitting on a train. Recently, I’ve begun to write poetry and recognise it, not as a diversion, but a creative escape hatch, a valve to let loose pent up creative steam.

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