• 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

    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…

  • Plant Drawing, 7 Ways to Get Creative When You’re Not in the Mood, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/02/08/ways-to-get-creative/ #howtogetcreative #writing #craftofwriting #artist

    7 Ways to Get Creative When You’re Not in the Mood

    Any artist has experienced this: you finally get an afternoon to yourself where life is free of distractions, kids, responsibilities, chores, etc. You have a long stretch of time to create something new. It’s a time where you can relax and enter a silent space to produce a work of art, whether it be painting, knitting, jewelry, etc. The idea…

  • How to Hide That You're a Vampire Mom, An Interview With Autumn Lindsey, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/29/autumn-lindsey/ #books #novels #AutumnLindsey #RemainingAileen #vampires

    How to Hide That You’re a Vampire Mom, An Interview With Autumn Lindsey

    Autumn Lindsey writes women’s fiction with characters that bite. Her forthcoming novel, Remaining Aileen, is about a mom with a very dangerous secret. She lives in Northern California with her husband and kids. I talked with Autumn about her debut novel, her online group, Writer Moms, and an interesting way she handled writerly rejection. When did you first become interested…

  • Bruno Schulz Imagines an Insane, Ecstatic World, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/23/bruno-schulz #BrunoSchulz #StreetofCrocodiles #Poland #writers #Polish #novels #books

    Bruno Schulz Imagines an Insane, Ecstatic World

    Bruno Schulz was a writer, painter, and literary critic in early 20th-Century Poland. I’ve always admired his work. It’s surreal and strange but amazingly compelling. The other day I came across my copy of Street of Crocodiles, a collection of short fiction that’s his signature creation and couldn’t resist sharing my ideas about it here. Wild Words That Resonate When…

  • Paris Plant Shop, How Little Plant Shops Inspired a Big Paris Dream, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/16/plant-shops/ #Paris #plantshop #novels #books #TheForgettingFlower

    How Little Plant Shops Inspired a Big Paris Dream

    I’ve always thought owning a plant shop would be a fun job. I wouldn’t want to manage a full-on nursery, that seems too complicated, but I wouldn’t mind owning a small store that specializes in rare and unusual plants. An Oasis of Greenery This is because I’m convinced plant shops are dreamy. I can think of one in particular in…

  • Desk With Calendar, The Weird Magic of Intention in my 2018 Year, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/04/weird-magic-of-intention #writing #books #novel #writinglife #NewYearsResolution #intention

    The Weird Magic of Intention in my 2018 Year

    I’m not really a New Year’s resolution kind of person. I try to keep little resolutions throughout the year like exercising every day and not spending too much time on social media. But in reviewing my 2018 year, I realized I did have one resolution: to change my intention. It wasn’t anything big but, like a weird kind of magic,…

  • Rachel Thompson, Austin Kleon, Nancy Blanton, Darren Rowse, Shaunta Grimes, Leigh Shulman, Nick Stephenson, 7 Experts on Author Marketing You Need to Know About, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/12/17/author-marketing-experts/ #books #marketing #author #brand

    7 Experts on Author Marketing You Need to Know About

    This year, I discovered several influencers who rocked my world. Their advice changed everything from the fonts on my blog to my artistic career. They inspired me, guided me, educated me. While I’d been creating fictional works for years and mostly ignoring my online presence, I realized that 2018 was the year that had to change. These seven people, some…