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Read What You Need

This isn't a new topic here on the Highway. Guest blogger Kristin Jr. blogged about it nearly two months ago . But it isn't a topic...
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Tiara Day Contest

Rush, rush, rush over to Susan Adrian's blog to enter the first ever Tiara Day Contest! You have until Friday the 28th at midnight MST...
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WINNER!

Thanks to Random.org's True Random Number Generator , I am please to announce the winner of BREAK is . . . ST6153! Congratulations...
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Querying: are you ready?

I’m going to start this post with a little choose your own adventure type scenario: So you’ve written your manuscript, given it an edi...
Interview with Hannah Moskowitz and Win a Copy of BREAK!

Interview with Hannah Moskowitz and Win a Copy of BREAK!

YA Highway is thrilled to be able to promote Hannah Moskowitz and her debut novel, BREAK! From the back cover: Seventeen-year-old Jona...
The Meaning of Well-Covered

The Meaning of Well-Covered

In anticipation of my Delacorte debut, I’ve been encouraged to search for book covers that appeal to me and my story. So of course, I consul...
Query vs. Full Exposure

Query vs. Full Exposure

by Thomas Martinson, via Unsplash The awesome agents over at Upstart Crow Literary have got me wondering... Some agents require a qu...
Coming To a Bookstore Near You

Coming To a Bookstore Near You

Some lovely literature will be hitting the shelves in the next few weeks. Mark your calendars! Hannah Moskowitz- Break *** August 25th El...
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Why You Must Not Write to Trends! And How and When to Get Around That Rule.

Ask any writer, agent or editor and they are likely to tell you not to follow trends. Fairies, zombies, angels: these are all creatures po...
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Highway?

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Highway?

Okay, ladies and gentleman, time to dig deep for the biggest, bestest, most thigh-slapping hilarious chicken joke you got. Janice Hardy is...
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Be well read in your genre

This might seem like the most basic advice ever, but it's actually very important. Especially since sometimes we writers might get too ...
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Guest Post: Amna Mohdin Talks Books and Taste

Today, we've got an awesome guest post by Amna Mohdin, an 18-year-old girl who is trying to juggle writing, reading, college and being...
Word Counts and Mind Tricks

Word Counts and Mind Tricks

credit When I made the commitment to write my first book, I was goal-oriented and disciplined as all get out. Every day after work I app...
Judging a Book By Its Cover

Judging a Book By Its Cover

You know the feeling. The colors . The font . The subtle symbolism that you will only understand if you covet it. Which if the publishers h...
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Be a Beta

Have you ever wanted to read a novel before it gets published? Folks who read unpublished work with the intent to help the author make it be...
UPDATE : In the wake of massive controversy surrounding the cover of Justine Larbalestier's YA novel, LIAR, Bloomsbury has unveiled a n...
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News! THE DUFF Sold to Poppy

YA Highway teen contributor Kody Keplinger 's debut has been picked up by Little, Brown! From Publishers Marketplace: Seventeen-year-o...
World Building: Guest Post by Janice Hardy

World Building: Guest Post by Janice Hardy

Sister. Healer. Deadly weapon. Nya has a secret she must never share. A world she must never question. A gift she must never use. An...
Why You Must Grow Thick Skin

Why You Must Grow Thick Skin

Kaitlin posted a great blog about how to handle criticism that, without a doubt, you will eventually receive at some point in your writing...
Not Plagiarism

Not Plagiarism

Yet another author is clamoring out of the shadows intent on reaping some of Stephenie Meyer's substantial profits, this time by twirli...
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Ink on the Borders

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (and even if you have been - if Wi-Fi can go these places it can go anywhere) you’re aware that Yo...