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5 Totally Weird Techniques for Dealing with Writer-Stress

5 Totally Weird Techniques for Dealing with Writer-Stress

The other day, I was talking with a friend about the whole writing thing, and he was like, "Why would you do that to yourself?" an...
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Road Trip Wednesday #47: Best Book of September

Welcome to our 47th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a...
Being a Good Beta

Being a Good Beta

source  We've blogged about why you should do it and how it benefits your own writing. But if you've never been a bet...
Winner: A BLUE SO DARK

Winner: A BLUE SO DARK

Our contest for a signed copy of A Blue So Dark has ended and our winner is . . . .  Christinabean! Huge congrats, Christinabean! We have ...
Winner: Blue Fire ARC

Winner: Blue Fire ARC

The winner of the ARC of BLUE FIRE by Janice Hardy (signed!) is Melanie Vautour--chosen using random.org. Please email yahighway (at) gmail....
The YA Graphic Novel

The YA Graphic Novel

The graphic novel continues to see growth in readership and availability. Once relegated to comic book stores and "struggling" rea...
Field Trip Friday: September 24

Field Trip Friday: September 24

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK Wesley Scroggins, associate professor at Missouri State University, petitions for the removal of several YA ...
Interview: Brenna Yovanoff, author of THE REPLACEMENT

Interview: Brenna Yovanoff, author of THE REPLACEMENT

THE REPLACEMENT was released this week. Don't pick it up unless you like creeptastical storytelling, beautiful writing a...
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Road Trip Wednesday #46: (Fictional) Friends Forever

Welcome to our 46th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a we...
Guest Post: Holly Schindler and the Path to Publication

Guest Post: Holly Schindler and the Path to Publication

We're excited to present a guest post from Holly Schindler, author of Booklist-starred A BLUE SO DARK. Be sure to read through to find o...
Review and Giveaway: Blue Fire by Janice Hardy

Review and Giveaway: Blue Fire by Janice Hardy

The summary from the back cover of the ARC: Part fugitive, part hero, fifteen-year-old Nya is barely staying ahead of the Duke of Baseer...
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Sentence Strengthening Sunday--Making Sentences Sing

Making Sentences Sing There's a reason writers talk so much about music. A song can spark an idea for a novel, set the tone or mo...
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Query Series: Kaitlin Ward & Elizabeth Jote

In this Saturday series, YA Highway writers share the query letters that landed their agents -- and why the queries worked, from the...
Field Trip Friday: September 17

Field Trip Friday: September 17

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - Agent Nathan Bransford warns against letting your dreams take over your reasonable expectations . - A...
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The Contemps [Over]Share: Do-Over Days!

I helped put together the very first [over]share video for The Contemps , the group of 21 contemporary young adult authors Kody Keplinger an...
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Road Trip Wednesday #45: Blast from the Past

Welcome to our 45th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a...
Review & Giveaway: PERSONAL DEMONS by Lisa Desrochers

Review & Giveaway: PERSONAL DEMONS by Lisa Desrochers

There's a giveaway at the bottom of this post! From Amazon: If you had to choose between Heaven and Hell, which would it be? Are you...