• 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…

  • Deborah Lawrenson Knows How to Surprise and Delight

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Toys, Eavesdropping on the Children Noise Chaos, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/04/Children Noise/ #children #noise #toys #backyard #quiet #momhood #kids

    Eavesdropping on the Children Noise Chaos

    There’s growling, there’s yelling in mock pain, there’s laughing, squealing, arguing, a sudden scream. I mean, high-pitched, ear-splitting screams. It’s children noise and the accompanying chaos. Right over my fence. Do I mind? Oddly, no. Twelve years ago, before having my own kids I would have. Because I’m solitary and…