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November #InkRipples: Finishing That Book (Or Not!)

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 13, 2017 in Anecdote, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Ink Ripples, WIP, Writing |

It’s no secret here on the Observation Desk that I’m a notoriously slow writer. I’ve expressed how I feel about prolific authors (see Confessions of an Author: Prolific Writers). More recently, I blogged about Why Is It Taking Me So Long To Write The Second Elixir Book. It took almost ten years from when I […]

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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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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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How Do You Like to Connect With Authors and Readers?

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 17, 2016 in Books, Poll, Writing |

Doing a little crowdsourcing here on how readers like to connect with authors, and also how authors are connecting to readers. I’m at a point where I’m looking at marketing and such for my published works and coming up with plans for future works, so I wanted to hear from all of you, both readers […]

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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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