May #InkRipples: 10 YA and MG Novels Inspired by Fairy Tales & Myths

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 8, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Fairy tales, Fantasy, Guest, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Middle Grade, Writing, Young Adult |

Last week I touched on why fairy tales make for such good fodder for story ideas. And as promised, here are some of my favorite YA and MG novels that drew inspiration from fairy tales and myths (I’ve included myths here because they are also great sources of inspiration for similar reasons that fairy tales […]

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May #InkRipples: Mining Fairy Tales for Story Ideas

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 1, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Fairy tales, Ink Ripples, Writing |

When Monday falls on the first day of the month, #InkRipples always sneaks up on me. I made sure to get my post up on time because I was particularly excited about this month’s topic of fairy tales. One of my most popular archived posts is “Fairy Tale One-Liners” and I’ve taught a writing workshop […]

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Fairy Tale One-Liners

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 24, 2015 in Conferences, Events, Fairy tales, Writing |

I’ve been reading a lot about fairy tales and myths as I put together my workshop for my (sold-out!!!) New England SCBWI conference workshop “Something Borrowed, Something New: Mining Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales to Write Fantasy.” As I read and study different versions of fairy tales, it’s interesting to note that they can sometimes […]

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Mary Waibel Author of The Mystery Prince on Twisting Fairy Tales

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 9, 2014 in Books, Guest, Mary Waibel, Writing, Young Adult |

My good writing buddy Mary Waibel is celebrating her newest release The Mystery Prince. Mary is a master at taking fairy tales and giving them unique twists and she’s sharing her inspiration behind some of these tales. Let’s all give her a big welcome on her release day! Elena Ringo http://www.elena-ringo.com Fairy tales are so much fun […]

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Mary Waibel on her new YA Charmed Memories

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 19, 2013 in Books, Guest, Mary Waibel, MuseItUp, Uncategorized, Writing |

A big welcome to Mary Waibel and her newest twist on an old fairy tale Charmed Memories. I loved Mary’s Quest of the Hart and can’t wait to read Charmed! Welcome, Mary! When I finished writing Quest of the Hart, Trevor, Kaylee’s brother, kept hounding my thoughts. He insisted he had a story to tell, and was adamant that I tell it. After several […]

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