1. Anyone who lives by the sea will know what I mean when I say that the ocean has emotions. There are dark, foreboding days, shining and happy days, peaceful and melancholy days. I think the ocean has a way of conveying almost all the emotions we know as humans. One day the sea is a grey-violet hue, calm and sad, lapping gently against the shore, and then, the very next day the waters are Aegean blue with white caps frolicking on the waves. In writing, I also feel that when I can connect my story in some way to the ocean – it opens a whole new collection of descriptions to help set the tone.