Cheating On My Novels With Picture Books

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 23, 2018 in Anecdote, Creativity, Language, Picture Book, Writing |

I’ve so not been in the mood to blog lately. I have lots of things I could write about (both on the blog and in my own writing) but nothing that’s really sparking for me. So I’d rather spend my limited words on my actual writing than here. So I’m just popping in to say […]

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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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New England SCBWI 2016 Conference Words of Wisdom for Writing and Life

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 11, 2016 in Conferences, Creativity, Events, Guest, Language, Travel, Writing |

A week and a half later and I feel like I’m still catching up after the New England SCBWI Conference. I’m a little behind on my novel writing goals and I have a few deadlines for other projects creeping up, but the momentum of the writing conference usually keeps me going and focused on my […]

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April #InkRipples: Playing with Poetry

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on April 4, 2016 in Anecdote, Ink Ripples, Language, Poetry, Writing |

Poetry is one of the first types of literature we are exposed to as children. We hear it in songs, in rhyming pictures books, and even in the non-rhyming picture books whose cadence and structure are similar to poetry. One of The Boy’s favorite things to do is pick words (some nonsense ones) and rhyme […]

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Use Your Words by Linda Budzinski Author of EM & EM

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 16, 2015 in Books, Guest, Language, Young Adult |

Today’s guest blogger is yet another wonderful writer friend of mine I met at the Eastern PA SCBWI Poconos conference. (I’ve seriously met so many amazing writers there, and I haven’t even been for several years!) Join Linda Budzinski as she celebrates the release of her new YA contemporary EM & EM. Be sure to […]

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