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|I am not sure whether it is colder this year or if I am just noticing the temperature more. Anyway, it got me to thinking about how authors describe the weather and temperature in novels and short stories. Temperature and weather can help move the plot forward while revealing something about the characters.|
|The cold burrowed through my flesh, penetrated my bones, and settled in the marrow to wake me from a deep sleep. I shambled to the door, opened it, and looked out. There was neither snow in the yard nor on the mountains, yet the temperature felt like it was a snow day.|
That is hows I, a septuagenarian, would describe the temperature I woke up to this morning. I did not check the temperature at the time because if it was warmer, I would feel older than I do. And if it were colder, I would put off getting up to begin writing.
How would your character describe temperatures lower than 55 degrees? Remember, that age and activity could affect the way a person experiences both cold and hot temperatures. I know that at 75, I experience temperatures differently than when I was in my 20s, 30s, or 40s. Do you experience cold or heat differently than you did when you were younger? If so, use this experience to describe the temperatures your characters are feeling.
If you have any stories that use descriptions of the temperature, please submit them to this newsletter. My next newsletter will be sent on December 21, 2022.
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brom21 , Have you considered a collection of short stories. I know you probably have at least ten and maybe more. Try publishing a collection of your short stories.
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