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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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Confessions of an Author: Creative Gap

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 26, 2015 in Confessions of an Author, Events, Language, Writing |

I’ve had some wonderful event and workshop opportunities come up for this year (more details to come on those!). With preparations for those in full swing, plus a couple of sick kiddos, a crazy blizzard on the way, and my regular writing and editing duties (Does anyone else snicker when they see the word “duty”? […]

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