Pluviophile Productivity: Writing in the rain

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group

December 2 question – Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?

Pluviophile Productivity: Writing in the rain

I’m an avid, solid pluviophile. Someone who loves rain.

My best months of productivity occur on rainy days. Thunderous rains. Heavy downpours. And best of all, light misty rains.

For nearly ten years, I lived in the Deep South and loved sitting on my porch swing, enjoying the summer rains, writing with pen and paper.

Back in the Michigan, in spring, summer, and fall, I love to open the windows and door, listening to the rain while sitting at my computer.

Likewise, snowy days are excellent days of good productivity. Pure imagery magick occurs as big snow-globe like snowflakes—another form of rain—fall as I write.

There’s something about being hunkered down, whether snow or rain, not being drawn to the outdoors and engaging in another activity. My creativity thrives viewing earth’s thirst-quenching weather quieting the world and hearing the clatter of the keys.


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About Diana Stout

Screenwriter, author, former English professor
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4 Responses to Pluviophile Productivity: Writing in the rain

  1. nancygideon says:

    Pluviophile – a new word to add to my bio. I adore rainstorm and drizzles (especially the smell of them!) but instead of writing, I find them useful for dreaming. Thinking up those new storylines, playing with characterization, tossing around dialog. And sleeping. I’m a big time thunderstorm sleeper.

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  2. Now that is an interesting answer I haven’t come across today. 🙂 And, I can relate to it, but for different reasons. When the weather is “bad”, I have no guilt sitting behind the computer all day. On such a “wasted” day, productivity comes easy and seems free. 🙂

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  3. Diane Burton says:

    Interesting new word. Rainy weather has the opposite effect on me. I want to burrow down under the covers and sleep. 🙂


  4. marissoule says:

    I’ve always looked forward to the winter months. When it’s cold , raining or snowing, I don’t have an urge to work in the garden, shop, or travel. It’s the perfect, no-guilt time to write.

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