• Sky With Trees, Why I Wrote a Novel About a Weird Apple: Part 3, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/07/06/apple-novel/ #apple #novel #writing #fiction #Kazakhstan #applehistory #HarvestingtheSky
    Writing

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Weird Apple: Part 3

    During these last few weeks, I shared two posts about the origins of my novel 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…

  • Louisiana by Tyler Domingue, Karen Hugg, www.karenhugg.com #louisiana #timgautreaux #writing #inspiration #books
    Inspiration

    Might and Main Monday: Tim Gautreaux

    I’ve been thinking about this quote from Louisiana writer Tim Gautreaux. It feels appropriate as families across America will be celebrating the 4th of July. He reminds us that the place you grew up is valid material for creative expression,…

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

    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…

  • White Apple Tree, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/06/29/weird-apple #apples #novels #writing #writingideas
    Writing

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Weird Apple: Part 2

    Last week, I wrote about the origins of my novel Harvesting the Sky. How my own emotional journey found its way into my protagonist, how I developed a protagonist who was a composite of plant people I knew, and why I decided to set…

  • Eucalyptus Tree, Might and Main Monday: Ann Patchett, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/06/22/ann-patchett #writing #inspiration #fiction #novels #books #annpatchett
    Inspiration

    Might and Main Monday: Ann Patchett

    Writer Ann Patchett says it all in this quote about the creation of art and the importance of forgiveness. It’s from her article, “The Getaway Car,” reprinted in This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Forgiveness. The ability to forgive…

  • 20 Books of Summer, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/06/24/20-books-of-summer #Provence #20BooksofSummer #France #Paris #Luberon #books #French
    Books

    20 Books of Summer! All About Provence

    This summer I’m writing a novel set in Provence so I’ve been dreaming about France. Since I already have a stack of books to inspire me, I thought I’d lengthen my list and join this summer’s 20 Books of Summer…

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

  • Apple and Book, Why I Wrote a Novel About a Weird Apple: Part 1, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/06/17/protagonist-setting #novel #writing #protagonist #setting #story #plants #apple
    Writing

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Weird Apple: Part 1

    For years I resisted the idea of writing fictional stories about plants. I had a day job, which entailed helping people design and maintain their gardens, and I had a night vocation, which was writing stories about careers I might…