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

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

  • The Power of Myth Book, Might and Main Monday: A Joseph Campbell Quote, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/06/17/joseph-campbell-quote #JosephCampbell #PowerofMyth #Inspiration #Quote #storystructure
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    Might and Main Monday: Joseph Campbell

    The idiom “with might and main,” is an old literary phrase that’s gradually dropped out of modern use. It translates to “with as much strength and effort as possible.” I kind of love it. It’s dramatic, it’s antique. I thought…

  • Share What You Create From a Favorite Place, Karen Hugg, www.karenhugg.com, #writing, #promotion
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    Share What You Create From a Favorite Place

    If you are a creator, chances are you want folks to see your work. Creative people know what I’m talking about. (Of course, we’re all creative in some way.) Yes, we paint, we write, we knit, we make stuff because…

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    Don’t Think Twice Is the Writer’s Journey Too

    Last Saturday, I saw a movie about comedy that inspired me as a writer. It was Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice, a sharply realistic yet sweet portrait of a New York improv group. They’re unknown comedians who make people laugh by night…

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    My Struggle with Social and Solitary Time

    Recently, I made a shift in how I view my time. Like all writers, I crave long blocks of uninterrupted time. Whether I acquired that was always on me. Was I answering email instead of writing my novel? Was I…