After such a rain in the evening, fog rises from the hollows and everything is dripping or running with rivulets of water. This setting makes for a nice evening of writing, but by that time my mind and my body are tired.
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Rain plays a big role in many romantic scenes, even full novels, but if you really consider the idea, rain does this in real life, too.
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I’ve used snowstorms, heat waves, etc., but for some reason a thunderstorm with torrential rains is my favorite to create tension and mood. And it's been proven that bad weather for long periods of time causes a spike in the birth rate, lol. Matter of fact, my first child was conceived during a terrible thunderstorm. And often the wives of a settlers were usually four or five months pregnant by the time the spring thaw arrived. Heck, even war times caused a spike in the birth rate; whenever the men would return for a furlough or for good, you know what they were doing when the lights went out, lol (thankfully we now live in an age where there are plenty of birth control methods!).
Weather is a useful tool when writing fiction, and I guess battles, war, and skirmishes are, too, which I will be showing in my Absinthe books as well. Both bring people together, and soon there are babies crying in the house and toddlers bee-bopping around the lawn.
So what’s your favorite pastime when it rains—besides sex, that is, lol!
***Tomorrow's post: find out whose book has been reviewed!***