Quick write: Let the night guide, inspire you


There is so much that can be said for this magical photo titled “Full Moon of August” over Oia, Santorini by photographer Klearchos Kapoutsis.

"Full Moon of August" (Flickr: Klearchos Kapoutsis)

“Full Moon of August” (Flickr: Klearchos Kapoutsis)


Whether its the sparkle of lights, the dreamy shades of color, the way the moon hangs in the sky and lords over the night or the shimmery, silvery water — take a moment to take in this nightscape and then jot down a few inspired lines.

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Does this photo spark any memories for you? Does it remind you to return to your novel? Does it give you any new ideas for your next story? Which is a more creative time for you — day or nighttime writing?


Kerri S. Mabee is managing editor at and founder of Breeze Media & Communications. Learn more about her at



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