Winter is a season of decay and death in nature . The wet, cold and wind sends people indoors and pulling out their winter woollies while many birds fly off to warmer climates and animals seeking shelter and hibernation. The long dark nights of autumn and winter and snuggling down on the sofa with hot drinks present the perfect conditions for writing.
The gloomy grey skies and dropping of leaves, and the cawing of crows signals the passing of time, of death and loss and the hope of spring and rebirth. This time of year can inspire a darker side of writing in the form of thrillers and suspense or a time for reminiscing over ones life, family and friend connections which form the foundations for biography and memoir.
To find out more about these genres of writing follow the links on the right.