• France,  Writing

    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…

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    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
    Writing

    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…

  • 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
    Writing

    Two Author Goals to Grow and Simplify my Life

    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…

  • 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
    Writing

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

    In these last few weeks, I’ve shared the origins of my novelThe 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…