• 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 novel The 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Journal with a William Morris print with plants and flowers on cover
    Inspiration

    4 Reasons Why I Love My Journal

    I’ve always thought keeping a journal meant writing long passages of insight about your life and its meaning, a diary a la Anais Nin or The Artist’s Way that someday after you die would reveal who you secretly were. I’ve…

  • Books,  Writing

    Ross Gay: Singing About Plants and People

    September is a month of transition. The warm, bright freedom of long days wanes into the chilly introspection of rainy nights. It’s a warning about the coming of the great sleep that is winter. It’s in the morning dew on…