Autumn is the Perfect Time for Writing

Autumn is the perfect season for writers because………..

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Photo taken in Cox’s Cove Newfoundland

Nature is putting on an inspirational show that prompts us to color our writing with vibrant images

The chill in the air drives us inside to our writing desks

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Photo taken in Steve Juba Park Winnipeg

Trees are transforming. We can transform our writing habits from the lazy patterns of summer to the disciplined practice of fall

Autumn is the season of thanksgiving. We can be thankful for writing friends and mentors, writing successes and writing lessons learned

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Photo taken in Quebec City

Autumn is a time of harvest. We can take the storehouse of ideas we’ve harvested and begin turning them into stories and poems and memoirs

Leaves die and trees rest in autumn. Perhaps it is time to let a part of a manuscript we are working on die too, or put a particular project to rest and start another one

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Photo taken in Leamington Ontario

Autumn is a time for hot cider, roasted potatoes, tangy apples and spice cookies. It can also be a time to nourish our writing selves with a book about writing, a writing class or a podcast from our favorite author.

Autumn is a time for Halloween, a scary night. Can we conquer our fears and send a manuscript off to a publisher, share our writing with others and open ourselves to criticism and suggestion?

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Photo taken in Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland

We can look at the way some great writers have described autumn and be inspired by their skill and talent.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus

Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.- William Bryant

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking successive autumns. George Eliot

Autumn is the perfect time for writing.

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Jane Heinrichs is a writer and illustrator from London who penned a beautiful reflection about why autumn is a great time for writers on her blog. My post was inspired by her thoughts.

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One response to “Autumn is the Perfect Time for Writing

  1. What a beautiful post!

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