SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER.

Wherever possible, I like to write about the seasons I’m in.  Or rather, integrate what’s around me into the screenplay or novel.

So if it’s Spring – lilac blossom on the trees, a sense of new life.

 THE SHADOWS OF PARIS PAPERBACK COVER (AUG 2013)

Summer – a heatwave, sizzling romance, fun holiday-type ingredients (eg: circus).

Summer Breeze by Robin Calvert

Autumn – relationship break-ups, melancholia, intrigue (November is noted for the latter, with the Gunpowder Plot, Kennedy Assassination & deposing of Margaret Thatcher).

CHRONOVISON PAPERBACK COVER

And if it’s Winter, plenty of snow or a Christmas backdrop.

CHRISTMAS CRUISE

I feel reflecting the seasons around me – or choosing to work on projects that lend themselves to a particular time of year – helps plug me into the work.