Capturing Autumn in Words

Huron lake in the fall

With summer behind us an autumn before us, it’s a great time to take a few minutes to capture the season on words.

You never know when you might be working on a writing project in the midst of summer heat and need a good description of fall. I’ve found when it’s 103 degrees outside, trying to conjure warm and cozy sitting by the fire sentiments is really challenging.

So make some time in the next few weeks to go outside, sit in the splendor of changing colors and breathe deeply.

What scents are in the air?

What does the atmosphere feel like?

What colors can you see?

What sounds do you hear?

What are the tastes of the season?

How does season make you feel?

What memories does it evoke?

You don’t have to compose a work of literary wonder. Just jot down notes. Lots of notes, rich in detail. Record those brilliant colors, those rich flavors, the crunch of leaves beneath your shoes.

When you’re in the midst of a heat-wave and need some fall inspiration, it will be right at your fingertips.

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