Posted February 24, 2010on:
Can the weather that you have in your story effect the mood of your character? You betcha. A setting such as a cold, chilly, windy night where lightening is streaking across the sky and there is ear-popping thunder roaring overhead denotes a totally different atmosphere than a calm night. It seems to lend itself to the character being scared.
Gentle lapping water against the cliff rocks, with cloudless starry sky, and a bright moon overhead convey the feeling of a peaceful and calm situation. It help your readers to think something is good is about to happen.
My advice to the writer is to consider your setting careful and match it to your story’s description. Make sure the setting matches your story.