• Woman Writing, The Importance of Writer Tribes in a Creative's Life, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/03/writer-tribes/ #writing #writers #writerslife #writertribes #writinggroups #solitarylife #craft #books #fiction
    Writing

    The Importance of Writer Tribes in a Creative’s Life

    I’ve been thinking a lot about tribes and how important they are in a writer’s life. Writers are often solitary beings so joining a group, any kind of group, can be stressful and intimidating. We writers write because writing is easier than interacting. Not for everyone, I know, but it’s certainly the case for me. So while I’m a writer…

  • Emotional Craft of Fiction Book, The Best Book on Writing Emotion in Fiction, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/30/emotion-in-fiction, #emotioninfiction #fiction #novel #books #writing #craft #DonaldMaass #emotion
    Writing

    The Best Book on Writing Emotion in Fiction

    There are a lot of books that will teach you how to write fiction. And the best ones not only address the craft of storytelling but the issues beneath the story's surface. A main character's wound, the overarching theme, internal versus external conflicts. But the key to a really compelling novel is expression emotion in fiction. And that's the hardest…

  • Bird by Bird Book, Anne Lamott's Advice on Finding the Truth, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/27/ann-lamott/ #AnneLamott #BirdbyBird #writingadvice #howtowrite #inspiration #writing #books
    Inspiration,  Writing

    Anne Lamott’s Advice on Finding the Truth

    Bird by Bird is an outstanding craft book for writers. Novelist and memoirist Ann Lamott covers the various aspects of writing: the nuts and bolts of craft to broader, more abstract issues. She talks about the importance of getting the sh*tty first draft on paper before diving into the mechanics of plot, dialogue, character, etc. She tackles perfectionism, finding your…

  • Game of Thrones map, Bran Was a Bore on Game of Thrones, But He Didn't Have to Be, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/22/bran/ #GameofThrones #GeorgeRRMartin #Seasonfinale #BrandonStark #Bran #Winterfell #characterization #character #DalaiLama
    Writing

    Bran Was a Bore on Game of Thrones But Didn’t Have to Be

    Brandon Stark was a bore on Game of Thrones but he didn't have to be. I enjoyed the finale like so many others but Bran's character fell flat. It wasn't that I disliked Bran particularly. His story of becoming the Three-eyed Raven was interesting but that he turned into a sleepy detached automaton was quite bluntly, a missed characterization opportunity…

  • In Search of the Perfect Street in Paris, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/03/14/perfect-street-in-paris #Paris #street #RueSaintPlacide #TheForgettingFlower #novels #books #KarenHugg
    Paris,  Writing

    In Search of the Perfect Street in Paris

    One of the most beautiful features of Paris is its streets. I love the ornate buildings, I love the beautiful landmarks, I love the stately cathedrals, but I also love the streets. They are cobbled unevenly, smoothly paved, or somewhere in between, geometrically decorated with modern pavers. They are grand like the Haussmann-designed boulevards and averagely wide like the Rue…