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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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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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Little Changes in Little Spaces

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 14, 2016 in Creativity, Nature, Pictures |

I don’t particularly love my house or my yard. They’re not terrible, but there are a lto of big things I would change if I had the means (or perhaps I would move!). So I’m always trying to create spaces that inspire me give me a sense of peace. As a writer and a parent, […]

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The #InkRipples Inspiration Continues with Science

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on July 18, 2016 in Ink Ripples, Large Hadron Collider, Nature, Physics |

I’m a bit of a science nerd at times. I have a layman’s fascination with astrophysics and love watching programs and videos, reading books, and visiting exhibits on the many topics it covers. (Long time readers of the blog may remember these classic science posts on the Large Hadron Collider, the Big Bang, and dark matter.) And that’s […]

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Finding Inspiration from New Perspectives #InkRipples

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on July 7, 2016 in Creativity, Ink Ripples, Nature |

For July #InkRipples, we’re talking about inspiration. Since there are so many things that inspire me, not only in my writing but also in my life, I decided to post something new each week. Since two of my writing friends have new books out next week, I’m all booked up with guest posts, so you’re […]

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