Recognizing Different Kinds of Productivity

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 21, 2017 in Anecdote, Creativity, Family, Nature, Parenting, Pirate Island, Self-Publishing, WIP, Writing |

I’ve been feeling particularly unproductive this year, in part because I haven’t been doing much drafting. It’s my favorite part of the writing process and the one that creatively feels the most fulfilling. I feel whole when I’m in the midst of a draft and able to lose myself in the process of adding words […]

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The Inspiration Behind TWICE BETRAYED by Gayle C. Krause

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on April 26, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Guest, Middle Grade, Writing |

I’m pleased to welcome writer friend Gayle C. Krause to the blog today. She is celebrating her latest release, the middle grade historical fiction TWICE BETRAYED, and sharing the inspiration behind the book. Welcome, Gayle! Thanks for having me on your blog today, Katie. I’m so proud to share my newest novel with your readers. If […]

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New England SCBWI Past Conference Gems

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on April 20, 2016 in Conferences, Creativity, Events, Guest, Travel, Writing |

Whenever I’m preparing to head off to a writing conference, I always find it fun and inspirational to look back on past conferences. I’m in kind of a discouraged state of mind about my writing. I’m waiting on one thing, I pulled another out of publication, and I have no major projects scheduled to be […]

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School Visits, a Book Launch, and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 2, 2016 in Anecdote, Books, Creativity, Events, Great CT Caper, School visits |

What better day than Dr. Seuss’s birthday than to celebrate how I’ve been living a creative life? And though I haven’t been writing in the drafting-a-new-book sense (my favorite kind of writing), I’ve been immersing myself in the creative life in other ways. The reign of school visits ended last week. In less than three […]

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Time to Fill the Creative Well Again

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 18, 2016 in Art, Black Butterfly, Creativity, Nature, WIP, Writing |

I finished the big revision I had been working on and then made it through the holidays. Now I find myself on this side of the New Year with a need for a creative recharge. This isn’t the first time I’ve been here, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. The creative life can […]

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