June #InkRipples: Utilizing Blurbs in the Drafting Process

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 7, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Ink Ripples, Middle Grade, Pirate Island, Self-Publishing, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

When I first found out I was expected to write my own blurb for ELIXIR BOUND, I was kind of terrified. The blurb is one of the most important selling tools of a book, probably only second to the cover. If a cover and title draw in a reader, chances are the next thing they’ll […]

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Gearing up for National Novel Writing Month 2016

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 31, 2016 in Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Kylene, NaNoWriMo, News, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo). The idea is that crazy writers set aside the month of November in an attempt to draft 50,000 words of a novel. That’s approximately 1,667 words a day, including weekends and holidays. Before I had kids I actually did NaNoWriMo one year, the whole 50,000 words. […]

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I Will Finish this Draft…

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 19, 2015 in WIP, Writing |

…this week. I can do it! C’mon, chant it for me, “You can do it, you can do it, you can do it.” That is all! Please follow and like us:

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Confessions of an Author: Writing Process

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 25, 2014 in Books, Confessions of an Author, Elixir Bound, WIP, Writing |

Confession #8: No matter how long I write and how many stories I complete, I have yet to master my own writing process. Ask a dozen authors about how they write their books and you’ll probably get twelve different processes. You might hear some similar terms (plotter vs. pantser) and techniques (setting certain daily word […]

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