• 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

    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 have wanted in a different life: professor, antiques dealer, etc. I’d written my MFA thesis story about an ethics professor…

  • Maddie the Cat, Who Is The Second Most Valuable Beta Reader? https://karenhugg.com/2015/12/19/writer-friends #writing #betareader #writing #feedback

    Who Is the Second Most Valuable Beta Reader?

    In early November, I sent my novel to three trusted friends for feedback. One is a freelance editor and writer. Another is a memoirist. And the third is a fantasy writer. They were all happy to take on the favor of reading my manuscript and agreed to an early December deadline to return feedback. How Interpreting Silence Can Be Dangerous While awaiting…