Sometimes, instead of looking at things in the cold light of day, it can be good to look at them in the darkness of night.
My characters in my book will be travelling up the Seine in the thick of night, in freezing cold waters with soldiers looking for them.
My characters will be in waters like these
I know being on a cruise boat isn’t quite the same thing, but I decided to take a cruise to experience the sights sounds and smells of the river at night.
I sat up front in the open so I could breathe in the atmosphere.
The humming of the boat’s motor, the smell of the water, the swish of waves against the hull, the shouts of voices from the river bank.
A place takes on a whole different personna at night.
Seasons and time of day really make a difference to pace and mood of a story so I’d certainly recommend standing (or sitting) in your story world at different times to experience how the setting changes.
Hope you enjoy my Paris at night pics.
Happy writing 🙂
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