Writers can learn a lot from their environment as long as they look, listen, and pay attention. Observation is critical in crafting the details that tell a story.
One of our authors, Jill C. Baker, recently blogged about a lesson she learned in foreboding, provided by an incoming storm. She captures the moments leading up to the first splats of rain, the wind, the dropping acorns, and bird feathers cast across the lawn — an ominous precursor of what is to come. Check it out here.