This little desk space looks so relaxing. Keeping the window open is very relaxing and stimulating, especially in the fall. A cool breeze can help you from getting stressed out over deadlines or writer's block. I would love a writing space like this.
This is the view from the Homestead, the poet Emily Dickinson's home, recreated as part of an exhibit about her gardens at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. It's a lovely exhibit, interspersing her poetry, much of which was inspired by nature, with flowers and plants.
People, characters, are pretty much the reason we read any story. Your MC doesn't have to be perfect, they don't even have to be all that nice, but there is one single important thing they must do to gain the readers' admiration.