September #InkRipples: Building a Fictional World

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on September 8, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Fantasy, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Pirate Island, WIP, Writing |

What exactly is world building (or worldbuilding if your prefer is as one word)? Basically, it’s the creation of a fictional world. More than that, though, it’s how that world is explained within the confines of a story. The imagining and creating is the easy part (in my opinion). It’s choosing which pieces to include […]

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April #InkRipples: 5 Tips for Revising that Manuscript

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on April 12, 2017 in Black Butterfly, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Ink Ripples, Language, WIP, Writing |

Now that you all know from my earlier April #InkRipples post that revision isn’t my favorite part of the writing process, I’ll share some tips on how I try to make it easier on myself. Some of these work for my particular process and some are more general, but I hope you find them helpful. […]

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April #InkRipples: Revision is Hard

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on April 3, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Ink Ripples, WIP, Writing |

Join Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll (that’s me!) for April #InkRipples, which is all about revision. There is more to writing a novel than simply putting words on a page and calling it a book. It’s a process. A major part of that process is revision. And it’s not my favorite part. I […]

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The Setting Thesaurus Books Are Here: Help Becca And Angela Celebrate!

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 13, 2016 in Books, Guest, Writing |

I’m very pleased to have Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi on the blog today. They are the duo behind one of my favorite writing resources The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression, among other writing books. And they’re at it again with their latest books on setting. Welcome, ladies! As we write, we can become […]

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Guide to Self-Publishing with Ellen Allen Author of THE SHAM

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on November 20, 2014 in Books, Guest, Self-Publishing, Writing, Young Adult |

Today Ellen Allen, author of the YA thriller THE SHAM, is sharing some insights on the self-publishing process, which is something I think all of us authors, if we’re not doing it already, have at least thought about doing. Welcome, Ellen!  A writers guide to self-publishing by Ellen Allen Having recently self-published my first book and […]

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