Wow, would you look at that weather!

now that I have the promo out of the way (oh, my precious, precious pull quote!) I can get started rereading romances with storms in them. I'm going to write an article about 'em.

I grabbed a stack of books off the shelf--real books and not just the ones on my kindle so now my room is a mess--and it's amazing how many books do have storms that
1. make the h/h lose their way
2. force the h/h to hole up together for a day or a season.
3. cover footprints with snow and make the h/h or villain lose the scent (usually literal scent. I seem to have accumulated a fair number of paranormals)

Stuff falling out of clouds is the best deus ex machina ever because it's hardly an unbelievable chariot driving out of the sky. Weather, a writer's best plotty friend.

Comments

  1. Love using weather in my stories. Nothing more romantic than a storm!

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  2. Hiya Kate! Those are my favorite sorts of weather stories. Scary weather stories, meh. If there's going to be a bad guy, let him have some motivation.

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  3. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Huh. When I saw the title I thought you meant the literal weather outside the window. I hope you and Linda got through the hurricane unscathed and unflooded out.
    Toni

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  4. Linda lost power overnight but she has it again. We never even lost internet, which goes out all the time. Last year's storm was far worse for us.

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  5. Anonymous11:15 PM

    ok, good. Hope that's the last bad storm for the year.

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