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Field Trip Friday: The Big News of 2010

Field Trip Friday: The Big News of 2010

Happy New Year's Eve! Instead of a weekly round up, today we're looking back at the big stories of 2010-- but first we have to t...
A Year of YA

A Year of YA

Excuse the cobwebs while I dust out the corners of my left brain and bring you something a little more scientific than you're used to se...
Road Trip Wednesday #60: Best Book of December

Road Trip Wednesday #60: Best Book of December

Welcome to our 60th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a w...
GMC - Or Why Are They Doing That?

GMC - Or Why Are They Doing That?

I'll be the first to admit, I tend to have a few characters that don't do much of anything in my WIP's. Oh, they are there for...
Publishing Interviews: Vicki Lame, Editor for St. Martin's Press

Publishing Interviews: Vicki Lame, Editor for St. Martin's Press

In our Publishing Interviews Series, we sit down with people on the other side of book publishing -- agents, editors, and more -- providi...
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Winter Giveaway WINNERS!!

You know what our favorite part is of YA Highway's giveaways ? Picking winners! This time, we got to pick 26 winners , which is so ho...
XVI Author Julia Karr Channels Her 16-Year-Old Self

XVI Author Julia Karr Channels Her 16-Year-Old Self

We're so excited to host author Julia Karr for Week 2 (as in second-to-last!) of her 16 Weeks of XVI Tour ! XVI , her YA dystopian debu...
Road Trip Wednesday #59: Give a Book Character a Christmas Present!

Road Trip Wednesday #59: Give a Book Character a Christmas Present!

Picture by Salvatore Vuono at freedigitalphotos.net Welcome to our 59th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,...
Publishing Interviews: Ruta Rimas, Editor for Balzer and Bray

Publishing Interviews: Ruta Rimas, Editor for Balzer and Bray

In our Publishing Interviews Series, we sit down with people on the other side of book publishing -- agents, editors, and more -- providing ...
Awesome Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Awesome Holiday Gifts That Give Back

The holidays are a time for giving -- and receiving, which is just as fun. But it's also a time of giving and receiving gifts we don'...
Getting to the Point with Tom Cruise

Getting to the Point with Tom Cruise

Oprah says: We get it, you're very happy! I love my mom more than anything, but she sucks at getting to the point of stories. Case in...
O Christmas Tree...

O Christmas Tree...

THE STORY There were approximately seventy pieces of disassembled Christmas tree in front of us, and my roommate and I had no idea where ...
Revisions vs Rewrites

Revisions vs Rewrites

Revisions: When you look at your novel from a fresh perspective, usually with the aid of critical beta/agent/editor eyes, and rethink, ...
Field Trip Friday: December 17

Field Trip Friday: December 17

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - The 7 Creative Principals of Pixar also apply to writing-- check them out at Scribble Junkies (via Amy B...
I Totally Fell for Fall For Anything!

I Totally Fell for Fall For Anything!

I was lucky enough to score an ARC of Fall for Anything , and let me tell you, when I saw the big manila envelope in my mail box, I freaked ...
Road Trip Wednesday #58: Santa Baby...

Road Trip Wednesday #58: Santa Baby...

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the Net, Every writer was panicking, "What should I get?" Having finally looked up ...