The first four months of writing the book, my mental image is scratching with my hands through granite. My other image is pushing a train up the mountain, and it’s icy, and I’m in bare feet. – Mary Higgins Clark
This. This is sound advice for writing and for living. As writers we depend on using our senses and our imaginations. We need to train our brains to remember places, events and feelings when we happen upon them in life.
Writing at night is a wonderful opportunity to pull the day light world’s emotions on to the page and out of your head.