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Young Kids, Short Attention Span, Short Writing Time

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 20, 2018 in Anecdote, Creativity, Elixir Saved, Family, Parenting, Picture Book, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

Babies and young children have short attention spans, but the title of this post doesn’t refer to my kids’ attention spans; it refers to mine. I once read a quote about a mother’s attention span is only as long as that of her youngest child (I tried looking it up to cite it but couldn’t […]

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Where Do I Find The Time To Write?

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 5, 2018 in Anecdote, Books, Creativity, Family, Parenting, WIP, Writing |

I often get asked the question of how I find the time to write. The short answer to this–and every single writer you know will also have this answer–is that I make the time to write. It’s important to me; it’s part of who I am and how I navigate the world. So no matter […]

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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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December #InkRipples: The Pressure of End of Year Goals

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on December 13, 2017 in Anecdote, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Writing |

December is a stressful and busy time of year. For me, it’s not a great month for setting up goals. I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions because it feels too contrived and arbitrary. Sure, it’s a new year, but that doesn’t mean I’m in the right place to set up new goals. […]

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Brewing up the Research from LA Dragoni Author of AGAIN, FOR LOVE

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 27, 2017 in Books, Guest, Kai Strand, Writing |

LA Dragoni is here to celebrate the release of her time travel romance AGAIN, FOR LOVE. Speaking of love, I love the Matrixy look of this cover. Let’s give LA a big welcome! Even a fiction author has to do her research. And for my newest book, Again, For Love, a time travel romance, I’ve […]

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