• Writing

    When Technology Doesn’t Do What You Want

    Technology is supposed to make our lives easier but why is it that so often it makes our lives more difficult? And not only makes our lives difficult but actually creates a huge time-suck? I just spent an hour and a half writing what I thought was a decent fun review of a book I’m fond of. I captured the book cover. I got my SEO in order. I wanted to post the review today and move onto other commitments.…

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    Chuck Wendig: Cool Writer to Be Like

    Chuck Wendig: Cool Writer to Be Like, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/07/chuck-wendig #ChuckWendig #sciencefiction #writinglife #Cormorant #novel

    This last week I’ve been hammering out how I can bring my literary offerings to the forefront of my website. So I’ve been studying other author sites. Some I like, some I don’t. I won’t mention which ones are barely useful or clunky but they are sadly by some writers I love. A few strong highlights are Neil Gaiman’s whose site is as alluring, mysterious and witty as he is; Gary Shteyngart’s, which is wacky and ironic; Paula McClain’s is full of…

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    Two Author Goals to Grow and Simplify my Life

    Peaches, Two Author Goals to Grow and Simplify my Life, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/08/31/author-goals/ #author #goals #readership #writing #businessplan

    It’s Friday, August 31st, the last day of August and arguably the last month of summer. My kids are already back in school and intermittent rain has returned to Seattle. It feels like fall. Nooo! Still, fall is always a good time for me. Large chunks of writing time return and the weather gives me little reason to yearn to garden. So with that, I’ve set up a couple of author goals for myself this fall that I thought I’d…

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    Why a Novel About a Flower That Makes You Forget? Part 3

    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

    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 having a better life, which I haven’t touched on that much in these posts but is a driving theme throughout the novel. The novel is also about scents. Today as I offer the first chapter for your enjoyment, I thought…