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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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April #InkRipples: Revision is Hard

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on April 3, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Ink Ripples, WIP, Writing |

Join Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll (that’s me!) for April #InkRipples, which is all about revision. There is more to writing a novel than simply putting words on a page and calling it a book. It’s a process. A major part of that process is revision. And it’s not my favorite part. I […]

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Why Is It Taking Me So Long To Write The Second Elixir Book?

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 24, 2017 in Anecdote, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Family, Kylene, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

It’s been over four years since the ebook version of ELIXIR BOUND came out and over three years since the paperback version released (so forever in terms of publishing a companion novel). I’m sad to report that I’m only about 2/3 finished with the draft of the companion novel ELIXIR SAVED. And even once the draft is […]

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Middle Grade Adventure PIRATE ISLAND Is Going To Be A Book!

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 1, 2017 in Art, Books, Great CT Caper, Middle Grade, Pirate Island, Self-Publishing, WIP, Writing |

Last week brought you my big baby news, and as promised, this week I’m bringing you book news. I’ve decided to jump into self-publishing, starting with my middle grade adventure PIRATE ISLAND in the fall. So this year I’ll be bringing a human baby and a book baby into the world! This is a move […]

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The Highly Charged Political Environment We Are In

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 30, 2017 in Anecdote, Art, Creativity, News, WIP, Writing |

I know I’ve been quiet on the blog lately. In part because I’ve been making it a priority to be noisy in real life and the blog has taken a backseat to that. But it’s not just that. This blog–my Observation Desk–has always served as a safe space for me to share my thoughts. I’ve […]

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