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Your Favorite Spooky Stories

Happy Halloween fellow Highwayers! We hope your weekend has been full of the horrible, the putrid and the dastardly, mwuahahahaaaa! And we...
Field Trip Friday: October 29

Field Trip Friday: October 29

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - Beautiful post from author Tessa Gratton on publishing and fear of flying . - Author Holly Lisle r...
Putting on my Reader Hat to Revise

Putting on my Reader Hat to Revise

Since I am elbows deep in final revisions this week, I thought I’d touch a little on the what’s and why’s that work for me. Everyone...
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Road Trip Wednesday #51: Best Book of the Month -- October

Welcome to our 51st Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly wri...
Those Insidious Doubts

Those Insidious Doubts

Doubts are crafty little creatures. Sometimes they hit you almost as soon as you sit down and pull out your notebook or open your word doc...
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Characters: When They Won't Talk To You...

Made with Wordle . Characters. They’re tricky little monsters, but you can have the best plot and the best setting in the world and with...
Field Trip Friday: October 22

Field Trip Friday: October 22

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - Trick your inner editor with hashtags . This is the greatest writing trick I've seen in months. (vi...
Big Dumps, Bob, and Other Backstory Blunders

Big Dumps, Bob, and Other Backstory Blunders

photo by nolnet You know all of the backstory. Your main character knows some of the backstory. Your reader knows none of the backstory....
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Road Trip Wednesday #50: Who's your comp?

Welcome to our *50th* Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post ...
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Sacrifices

A common feeling among family and friends outside of the writing, or most any art realm for that matter, is confusion. Why would anyone ...
Field Trip Friday: October 15

Field Trip Friday: October 15

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - From the archives: Agent Jill Corcoran says your title is "your whistle, your magnet, your bullhorn. &...
Road Trip Wednesday #49: Wooing the Reader

Road Trip Wednesday #49: Wooing the Reader

Welcome to our 49th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a ...
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Everchanging Process aka Finding Your Method

I rarely do the same thing, the same way, twice. I think there's something in my DNA that prevents it. (That's the excuse I'm ...
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Ease Up On The Self-Pressure

As writers*, we tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves. We are on a constant quest for improvement. We write first drafts and fifth dr...
French Language YA

French Language YA

On my recent travels in Quebec City, I wandered into a bookshop and took a few sneaky photos of the YA section. I thought I'd share my r...
Field Trip Friday: October 8

Field Trip Friday: October 8

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - Author Carolyn Kaufman presents a two - part series on a cognitive-behavioral technique that will sile...