• Galentines Day, The Perfect Way for Me to Celebrate Galentine's Day, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/02/13/galentines-day/ #GalentinesDay #LeslieKnope #WaverlyFitzgerald #books #writing #Seattle #literary #memorial #friendship #inspiration

    The Perfect Way for Me to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

    I have watched every episode of the show Parks and Recreation, many of them twice. And yet I never remembered Leslie Knope talking about Galentine’s Day. What is Galentine’s Day? Well, as Leslie says, it’s ladies celebrating ladies. A day, right before Valentine’s Day, when you recognize those special female…

  • Reading Space, Why a Reading Space Is Important for the Soul, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/11/reading-space/ #books #readingspace #fiction #chair #readingroom #paintings #gardening #plants

    Why a Reading Space Is Important for the Soul

    In my house, I have books in multiple rooms but my most favorite reading space is in a sitting room off the kitchen. It’s a simple area, a couple of bookcases and a chair. It’s not the one pictured above but if you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ve probably seen…

  • Playing the Writing Life Like a Game of UNO

    What I love about the game UNO is just when you think you’ve lost, the momentum changes and things start to look up. The same could be said of the writing life. Just when you’re about to give up, you can’t because you never know what’s about to happen. Take…

  • Writing About Your Life Book, William Zinsser Makes Memoir Writing Easy, Karen Hugg, The Cultivated Life, https://karenhugg.com/2013/03/21/william-zinsser #WilliamZinsser #WritingAboutYourLife #memoir #writing #nonfiction

    William Zinsser Makes Memoir Writing Easy

    Last year in preparing to write my memoir about adopting three kids from Poland, I checked out five books from the library. They were all on how to write nonfiction. I’d written and published a few short memoir pieces before, but I was unsure how to approach a full-length memoir.…