Mention weather with only a passing reference if characters are indoors. When characters are outdoors, weather affects their actions. For stronger effect, have weather contrast character mood rather than compliment it.
Symbolism emotionally sways the audience by providing hidden language within the story with highly concentrated meaning. It’s the most focused condenser-expander storytelling technique in the toolbox. Create a web of symbols, each helping to define the others, for maximum power.
Subtext creates texture that links scenes to the themes and larger. It is the layer that contains unconscious information, clues to behaviour and elements of backstory. There are several techniques to achieve this.
To make a scene vivid, to make it truly come to life, there needs to be sensory information. Senses transform words into three-dimensional worlds. The basic human senses are: seeing, hearing, touch, smell and taste.
To find the comedy, you need to find the comic premise: the gap between comic reality and real reality. If you want to catch a squirrel just climb a tree and act like a nut.
Comedy is that which makes one laugh. This is the basis for any study of comedy. However, just what is it that makes one laugh? The six requirements to be funny. Requirement 1: Appeal to the intellect (rather than the emotions)
Comedy writing is a never ending process of hit and miss. Real laughter is an involuntary action. Even when we shouldn’t, we can’t help ourselves.