I love writing on my deck! There’s no better balancing tool than nature: in life, and in writing. All I need to do to broaden my perspective is to shift my chair toward a different direction. The water rippling, the wind blowing, the birds swimming and winging: these are reminders that life is not stagnant – and neither should be words or plot. Sensory details abound, urging me to add zesty images into my pages. If you want a great writing lesson: get outside! Everything you need is there, waiting for you to take notice.