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

    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 that dark purple color. I’m driven to capture its look,…

  • Apple on Branch, Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Excerpt, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/07/07/apple-novel-excerpt/(opens in a new tab), #book #fiction #HarvestingtheSky #novel #KarenHugg #Paris #apple #botany #excerpt #origins #thriller #crimefiction #mystery #botaniquenoire

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Excerpt

    During these last few weeks, I shared two posts about the origins of and botany in my novel about a unique apple, 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 subsequent fascination with…

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

    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 horticulturalist. It wasn’t just a new breed of plant but…

  • White Apple, Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Botany, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/06/29/apple-novel-botany/ #books #fiction #novel #HarvestingtheSky #KarenHugg #apple #Paris #botany #origins #writing #botaniquenoire

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Botany

    Last week, I wrote about the origins of my apple novel, Harvesting the Sky. I covered my resistance to putting plants in my fiction, how I developed a main character who was a composite of plant people I knew, and why I decided to set the story in Paris. The next step I…

  • Wasting Writing Time, www.karenhugg.com Karen Hugg, #writing #lifelessons #writerslife #procrastination

    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 wasted. Granted, I haven’t wasted all of my time. I…

  • Apple and Book, Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Origins, Harvesting the Sky, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/06/21/apple-novel-origins #novel #books #fiction #thriller #crimefiction #Paris #writing #setting #plants #apple

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Unique Apple: Origins

    When I look back on the origins of Harvesting the Sky, my novel about a unique apple, I can’t believe how long it took me to discover something that was an obvious fit. But at the time, I couldn’t see it. For years, I resisted the idea of writing fiction…