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April #InkRipples: 5 Tips for Revising that Manuscript

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on April 12, 2017 in Black Butterfly, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Ink Ripples, Language, WIP, Writing |

Now that you all know from my earlier April #InkRipples post that revision isn’t my favorite part of the writing process, I’ll share some tips on how I try to make it easier on myself. Some of these work for my particular process and some are more general, but I hope you find them helpful. […]

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Time to Fill the Creative Well Again

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 18, 2016 in Art, Black Butterfly, Creativity, Nature, WIP, Writing |

I finished the big revision I had been working on and then made it through the holidays. Now I find myself on this side of the New Year with a need for a creative recharge. This isn’t the first time I’ve been here, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. The creative life can […]

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The Importance and Unpredictability of Introspective

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 5, 2015 in Black Butterfly, Books, Family, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

Remember how I mentioned last week that I’ve been very introspective in my thinking (it’s totally okay if you don’t remember…I just thought this was a good way to start the post)? Part of that is because I’ve been so busy in my life that I haven’t had the time or energy to be extrospective. (Okay, […]

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Busy Living Life

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 28, 2015 in Black Butterfly, Family, WIP, Writing |

As the days get shorter and shorter, I always have this impending sense of urgency to get out and enjoy the sun and fresh air before winter comes. Which means I’ve been busy, busy, busy getting outside with the boys and living life in general. Plus I’ve been working on planning out my last (I […]

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Updates, Getting Back into the Writing Groove, and a Call for Guest Posts

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 9, 2015 in Black Butterfly, Books, Guest, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

First off, my guest blog schedule is pretty wide open for the fall, so I’m definitely looking for guest posts to come my way. If you have a book coming out or an older one you’d like to promote, I’d love to have you on the blog. I prefer a post with some original thoughts […]

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