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Road Trip Wednesday #36: The Ideal Writing Zone

Welcome to our 36th Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments - or, since this week's topic is a short one, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week's Topic:
What would your ideal writing desk look like? Right down to the perfect pen or laptop.

Emilia: "My arteries cheer in joy at the thought of 24/7 preservative-laden donut access . . . "

Kaitlin: "We're assuming, of course, that I've started growing money . . . "

Kristin: "I remember watching Stranger Than Fiction and coveting . . . "

Kirsten: "Unfortunately, my private island dream desk is not so re-creatable here in the San Diego suburbs . . . "

Michelle: "Laptop in lap. Hey, it’s not called a desktop for a reason..."

Road Trip Song of the Week:
"El Scorcho" by Weezer

Next Week's Topic: TBA
Michelle Schusterman

Michelle writes books for kids, screenplays for a tv/film production company, and music for anyone who'd buy a "groove matters" bumper sticker. She lives in New York City with her husband (and band mate) and their chocolate lab (who is more of a vocalist). She is the author of middle grade series I Heart Band - 2014, and The Kat Sinclair Files - 2015 (both from Grosset).

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  1. This was a really fun topic! I went a little wild with the photoshop...

    AND now I have "El Scorcho" stuck in my head -- AWESOME!

  2. I agree with Sarah, this was really fun!

  3. I agree with Sarah and Holly. Definitely fun. I didn't have the time to photoshop mine like Sarah thought.

    Ooh... WV is "endstaff." I think this is the first time I got something that's an actual word (sort of)!

  4. I'd never thought about crafting a fictional world for myself to play in...Dare to dream!

  5. I agree, awesome and fun topic! Sorry about the random small text. I blame Blogger.

  6. Anyone else use Jetstream pens? They're amazing. Oh, here's my reply:

  7. Okay, that was way too much fun. Here's my beach-lover's ideal writing desk:

  8. Office suuppppplieeesss. Ledrool.

  9. Oh yeah... I'm ready to hone my drawing skills! :) !

  10. I went a little crazy with the photoshopas well...but it was fun!

  11. This was so fun! I got a little nostalgic, but I hope y'all won't mind. Check mine out here.

    Can't wait to look at all your photoshopping! ;)

  12. Here's my SUPER Geeky desk

  13. cutting it kind of close to the end of Wednesday...

    warning... there's a lot of pictures.

  14. Feel free to check mine out. It's more like writing "space"

  15. here i am...

  16. Hi, here's mine. Sorry it's two days late, I was camping and the wi-fi was nonexistent.


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Item Reviewed: Road Trip Wednesday #36: The Ideal Writing Zone Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Michelle Schusterman