March #InkRipples: Tropes Are All In The Execution

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 8, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Ink Ripples, Writing |

Join Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll (that’s me!) for March #InkRipples, which is all about tropes. Love ’em or hate ’em, tropes are an integral part of storytelling. Even if you’ve never heard the word before, you’re sure to have come across them in books, movies, or television as they are a […]

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August #InkRipples: The Problem with Guilty Pleasures

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 9, 2016 in Anecdote, Family, Ink Ripples, Parenting |

The problem I have with the term “guilty pleasure” is that I don’t think you should feel guilty for enjoying the things you like to do. Whatever you read, watch, or do in your free time is your business (so long as it’s legal and, ya know, not hurting anyone). Enjoy it. Embrace it. Forget […]

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June #InkRipples: Must-Watch Movie List

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 6, 2016 in Anecdote, Creativity, Ink Ripples |

There are certain movies that when I’m flipping through the channels and happen upon┬áthem, I just have to watch (at least for a few minutes). They’re not in any certain genre; some of them are award winners; others of them are, well, not. I’m not an old-movie buff, so they’re all from my lifetime. Some […]

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Females in YA: Part 6 the Bechdel Test

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 10, 2014 in Books, Females in YA, Uncategorized, Writing |

I’ve mentioned the Bechdel Test a few times in conversations recently and most people have given me a “huh?” look and proceeded to listen to my explanation of what it is with a glazed look of disinterest. But stick with me for a few minutes because I think it’s worth a moment of thought. So […]

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