WEATHER AND EARTHLY PHENOMENON THESAURUS

CLOUDS



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HELPFUL TIP:

Don’t be afraid to pair weather conditions with your setting choice to contrast or reinforce a character’s emotions. Hopelessness might be mirrored in the relentless drizzle of rain and the resulting heavy drag of one’s clothes; alternatively, this feeling can stand out in stark contrast to sunlight dancing over fresh snow. Can weather also provide symbolism, thereby enriching the reader’s experience? Think about your goal for the scene and the mood you are trying to create, and then layer your description with meaningful choices.
SIGHTS:
White puffs feathered by wind or pushed in a dark wall across a stormy sky
Sunset lit with streaks of pink or orange
Storm-dark blisters bloated with rain
Thick smears that clot the sky
Pockets of sunlight that create shafts through the gray
Wispy or scant curls that slide across the moon and stars
Clumps that block out all light so shadows bloom
Low banks that hug the foothills
Greenish-tinged storm clouds

TEXTURES AND SENSATIONS:
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SOUNDS:
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REINFORCING A MOOD:
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SYMBOLISM:
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COMMON CLICHÉS:
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WEATHER NOTES:
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SCENARIOS FOR ADDING CONFLICT OR TENSION:
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