• Seahawks Glass on Desk, Thinking “Why Not You?” in Your Writing Career, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/12/20/writing-career/ #Whynotyou #writingcareer #RussellWilson #Seahawks #novel #books #writing

    Thinking “Why Not You?” in Your Writing Career

    What does writing have to do with sports? Sometimes a lot. In 2016, I wrote a blog post about Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson, while in high school and college, was outstanding at both baseball and football but really wanted to play football. Unfortunately, he’d been told by coaches and experts that he, at 5’11”, was…

  • Why I Wrote a Novel About a Tree That Sings: Part Two, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/11/15/cat, #cats #SongoftheTreeHollow #novel #Seattle #fiction #books

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Tree That Sings: Part Two

    In Part One of this series, I wrote about how my affection for trees and the idea of plants making vibrations inspired me to write Song of the Tree Hollow. Today I’ll address the other piece of the puzzle: the sudden experience of my cat dying and coming back to life.

  • Why I Wrote a Novel About a Tree That Sings, https://karenhugg.com/2018/11/12/tree, Karen Hugg #tree #novel #SongoftheTreeHollow #Seattle #book

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Tree That Sings: Part One

    Hey everyone, I’ve published a short novel called Song of the Tree Hollow. It’s a literary mystery about a young woman who discovers she has a magical touch with plants — and unfortunately, a dark family history. It was fun to write, and one of my warmer, quirkier stories. I thought I’d offer this post on the origins of it.…

  • keyboard and plant, 5 Reasons Why NaNoWriMo Is Not for Me, https://karenhugg.com/2018/10/29/nanowrimo-is-not-for-me, Karen Hugg #nanowrimo #NationalNovelWritingMonth #books #novel #reasonsnottodonanowrimo

    5 Reasons Why NaNoWriMo Is Not for Me

    I have to be honest, I was always on the fence with National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. Having worked as an editor and writer before the event became mainstream, I thought it odd that people needed one dedicated month to write a book. I thought, you either want to write a novel or you don’t. Why do…

  • An Interview With Deborah Lawrenson

    Deborah Lawrenson is a versatile author who can write humor, mystery, historical fiction, and even espionage. She specializes in secrets, lacing her stories with clues and danger that keeps readers turning pages and asking questions. Her first novels dealt in satire, Hot Gossip, Idol Chatter, and The Moonbathers, before she tackled more serious subjects like World War II and familial…

  • 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…

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

    Chuck Wendig: Cool Writer to Be Like

    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…