Hello! I thought I’d start my first Wednesday Writing post with a short talk on inspiration in writing. Writers are inspired by lots of things (of course!): people, places, events, etc., but there’s one thing that never fails to kick me into major writing mode: autumn.
Autumn is by far my favorite season. I’m blown away by the colors, which are so varied that I dare Crayola to put a name to them. I deliberately kick up the leaves when I walk, just like a seven-year-old and smile at the crinkly sounds under my shoes. And who doesn’t love the smells of fall? Apples, chimney smoke, pumpkin and cinnamon, to name a few. The air is heavier, the wind sharper, and the sun shoots rays between all those heavy, gray clouds lighting up the tops of those gorgeous trees.
It’s perfect. Even my dog loves it.
At a time of year when nature is getting ready to downshift and rest for a while, I feel renewed and uplifted. It’s a new season, I’m ready for it, and it pushes me to write.
Here’s to more words….
Are you inspired to write more during a particular season? If so, what about it keeps those words moving through you?