Ink Ripples

#InkRipples is a monthly meme created by Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll. We post on the first Monday of every month with a new topic. We’re all authors, but you don’t have to be to participate.

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The idea of #InkRipples is to toss a word, idea, image, whatever into the inkwell and see what kind of ripples it makes. We provide the topics and will be blogging about them on the first Monday of the month. You can spread your own ripples by blogging about the topic any day of the month that fits your schedule, just be sure to include links back to the three of us please (Katie, Kai, and Mary).

Or you can simply share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #InkRipples. You might simply comment on one of our posts to pay along. Tag us and we’re always happy to share your posts and thoughts to keep those ripples going and intersecting.

There is no wrong way to do #InkRipples (with the exception of following basic human decency!). It’s about having a conversation, sharing ideas, and connecting. So if this sounds at all interesting, please do participate in whatever way you can. And feel free to use any of the meme’s images (created by the wonderful Mary Waibel).

The 2017 topics are:

January – Book covers
February – Genres#InkRipples
March – Tropes
April – Revision
May – Fairy Tales
June – Blurbs
July – Heroes/Villains
August – Author Options in Publishing
September – World Building
October – Career vs. Hobby
November – Finishing that Book!
December – Goals

The 2016 topics were: January – Travel, February – Chocolate, March – Feminism, April – Poetry, May – Memories, June – Movies, July – Inspiration, August – Guilty Pleasures, September – Banned Books, October – Masks, November – Heritage, December – Cookies.

The 2015 topics were: June – Summer/Vacation, July – Patriotism, August – Dog days/Things that drag you down, September- Fall/School, October – Fears/Things That Go Bump in the Night, November – Remembrance /Thankfulness, and December – Celebration/Gifts.

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