WEATHER AND EARTHLY PHENOMENON THESAURUS

FALLING STAR



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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.
SIGHT:
While viewing the glittering stars on a clear night, occasionally a streak of light will arc across sky. This is known as a falling star, but in reality it is a meteor burning up in the atmosphere. When many falling stars are visible it is called a meteor shower, when meteors shoot in all directions. The may also fall simultaneously or one after the other with varying times between.

SMELLS:
While there are no smells associated with a falling star, localized scents can be included to make readers feel part of the scene (fragrance from night-blooming flowers, the crisp scent of dew, dry or fresh-cut grass, pine needles, etc.)

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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