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Field Trip Friday: March 12

Field Trip Friday is a weekly trip around the field of YA with stops at the most helpful, interesting or otherwise entertaining news. 

I have a crazy amount of good stuff this week!

This Week In Writing
  • Alan Rinzler suggests keeping a "voice journal" for your characters.
  • The words your characters use say a lot about their personalities. Case in point: "Boobs," by sister writing team Lisa and Laura Roecker. 
  • Author Janice Hardy got a lot of love in this week's Road Trip Wednesday, and rightly so: Check out this post about creating a story bible to help you with revisions.  

This Week In Reading
  • "YA is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak publishing market," says the L.A. Times.

This Week In Getting Published

This Week In Contests
I've never done this category before, but Rachel Bateman asked if we'd mention the giveaway at her "blah-g," so here you go: 50 Degrees and Flying High. Go win some stuff!

If you have a contest or link you'd like to see in a Field Trip Friday post, email us: yahighway at gmail dot com with the subject line "Field Trip Friday."

This Week In Other Stuff 
Kate Hart

Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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  1. what a great round-up!! thanks, Kate <3

  2. So much good stuff in here. I have been successfully procrastination-enabled. Thanks!

  3. Looks like a lot of work. Thank you!

  4. congrats to Deb!
    And great stuff as always, Kate :)

  5. You are Da Bomb again Kate!! I feel so unmotivated standing next to you!!

  6. Thanks for the shout out! LOVED that video of the making of the Blameless cover. Totally blew me away! Thanks for the links!

  7. Yeah, there's enough here to keep me going for the weekend! Thanks for the links -- and the linkage to my blog. :)

  8. Oh, I'm so happy you liked the Elizabeth Gilbert video. It's given me an incredible amount of comfort this week.

    And I LOVE that "Paperback Writer" one-act. Thanks for sharing the link!

  9. Field Trip Friday is one of the many reasons I love Friday.

  10. Thanks everyone, glad you liked it! Lily, you just made my day. :glomp:

  11. love your blog! love your reviews! love ittttt!

    thanks for sharing!!!

    (also i have a crush on Kate.)


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