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.
Immersive writing: here are the essential ingredients to immersive writing, creating the fictional dream that turns a story into a page turner.
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.
we won’t really know him, unless you let us inside.
You show the inner world of your character by telling the reader his thoughts, emotions, attitudes, fears, longings, neuroses, drives and compulsions. There are two kinds of thought your character has: (1) thoughts about events that have occurred and (2) peripheral thoughts.
Writers will sometimes ask: “Is it ever OK to write in the passive tense?” Tense defines action within time, when the verb happens.
Description enables the reader to experience the “fictional dream”, being pulled into a story so deeply that it becomes more real than the chair the reader sits on. Description is the language used to bring attributes of a thing or person to the reader’s mind.
AIDA stands for attention, interest, desire and action. These are the criteria that must be met in order to persuade someone to do something, through the written word.
Omniscient is the all-knowing narration, mentioning what this or that character is thinking or feeling any time the author pleases. Characters are kept at an arm-length and equal. The reader finds it harder to identify with one character and to get involved. Thankfully we have many viewpoints to choose from. Readers can live the adventures along with the characters by hitching a ride on their shoulder or even from within their minds.