• Geranium, Why a Novel About a Flower That Makes You Forget? Part 3, Karen Hugg, The Forgetting Flower, https://karenhugg.com/2018/07/27/the-forgetting-flower/ #TheForgettingFlower #flower #novel #book #plants #scents
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    Why a Novel About a Flower That Makes You Forget? Part 3

    In these last few weeks, I’ve shared the origins of my novel The Forgetting Flower. It’s a story about memories, about a botanically unique plant, about sisterly relationships, and about Paris and Poland. It’s even about an immigrant’s dream of…

  • Lavender, Might and Main Monday: Inspired by Lavender, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/07/15/lavender, #lavender #Provence #perennials #novel #writing #inspiration
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    Might and Main Monday: Inspired by Lavender

    In July, I see lavender everywhere: in my garden as it blooms in the sun, in my mind as I write a novel set in Provence, on public street corners, in the books I read. This year, my summer beams…

  • Sky With Trees, Why I Wrote a Novel About a Weird Apple: Part 3, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/07/06/apple-novel/ #apple #novel #writing #fiction #Kazakhstan #applehistory #HarvestingtheSky
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    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Weird Apple: Part 3

    During these last few weeks, I shared two posts about the origins of my novel Harvesting the Sky. The first article covered how I merged issues of an emotional past with plants and the second, my inability to eat apples and…

  • A Quiet, Steady Glow, Short Story, Karen Hugg, www.karenhugg.com, #fiction #plants #books #writing #speculativefiction
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    Humbly, I Offer a Free Short Story

    Several months ago, I read a fascinating article about an enhancement MIT researchers were developing for certain plants. Their prototype had been successful and they were working on more. The enhancement was unlike anything I’d ever come across as a…

  • White Apple Tree, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/06/29/weird-apple #apples #novels #writing #writingideas
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    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Weird Apple: Part 2

    Last week, I wrote about the origins of my novel Harvesting the Sky. How my own emotional journey found its way into my protagonist, how I developed a protagonist who was a composite of plant people I knew, and why I decided to set…

  • Wasting Writing Time, www.karenhugg.com Karen Hugg, #writing #lifelessons #writerslife #procrastination
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    Wasting Writing Time: 50 Ways I’ve Done It

    I just finished a story on Medium about wasting writing time and 50 ways I’ve done that. When you get to middle age as I am, you realize how precious time is, which also makes you regret the time you’ve…