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May #InkRipples: 10 YA and MG Novels Inspired by Fairy Tales & Myths

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 8, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Fairy tales, Fantasy, Guest, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Middle Grade, Writing, Young Adult |

Last week I touched on why fairy tales make for such good fodder for story ideas. And as promised, here are some of my favorite YA and MG novels that drew inspiration from fairy tales and myths (I’ve included myths here because they are also great sources of inspiration for similar reasons that fairy tales […]

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May #InkRipples: Mining Fairy Tales for Story Ideas

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 1, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Fairy tales, Ink Ripples, Writing |

When Monday falls on the first day of the month, #InkRipples always sneaks up on me. I made sure to get my post up on time because I was particularly excited about this month’s topic of fairy tales. One of my most popular archived posts is “Fairy Tale One-Liners” and I’ve taught a writing workshop […]

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Twisting Fairy Tales with Author Mary Waibel

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 15, 2015 in Books, Fairy tales, Guest, Mary Waibel, Writing, Young Adult |

Back when I was doing research for my NESCBWI15 workshop about mining fairy tales, myths, and legends to write fantasy, I scoured the Interwebs for interviews with fantasy authors and also directly contacted a few. Mary Waibel, master of twisting fairy tales, was one of the gracious authors who provided me with an insight into […]

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Fairy Tale One-Liners

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 24, 2015 in Conferences, Events, Fairy tales, Writing |

I’ve been reading a lot about fairy tales and myths as I put together my workshop for my (sold-out!!!) New England SCBWI conference workshop “Something Borrowed, Something New: Mining Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales to Write Fantasy.” As I read and study different versions of fairy tales, it’s interesting to note that they can sometimes […]

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