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Book Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Book Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

I'm always telling myself I won't review any more books, but then I read something that feels a bit special or makes me think days...
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Inspiration in Unexpected Places

Inspiration is the driving force behind artistic creation. We've all got our standbys- favorite movies, books, music, locations, and web...
Field Trip Friday: July 29, 2011

Field Trip Friday: July 29, 2011

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK  Credit uaguilar at Deviantart - Keep Speaking Loudly : Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak survived the Scr...
Detours and Dead Ends

Detours and Dead Ends

I'm not known for my excellent sense of direction. As a matter of fact, if you ask anyone in my family, they will likely tell you that ...
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Road Trip Wednesday #89: Best Books Of The Month

Welcome to our 88th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writi...
Dangling, Squinting, Messed Up Modifiers

Dangling, Squinting, Messed Up Modifiers

credit Dangling or misplaced modifiers are one of those grammar issues that most writers have heard of, but may not understand. But if...
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No one's got a case of the Mondays around here...

Nope, not us. So why are we so ecstatic at the YA Highway today? Because our own fabulous Kristin Halbrook has some pretty fabulou...
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Ouch! That's Gotta Hurt!

*Initially this blog post was going to be accompanied by a short video of the resident meese attempting various dramatic actions commonly ...
Honoring Your Process

Honoring Your Process

credit I can't deny it: I love my writer-friends. Whether it's the ladies I met during my two-year stint in an MFA program, the ...
Edgy Stereotypes Which Will Not Actually Make Your Characters More Edgy

Edgy Stereotypes Which Will Not Actually Make Your Characters More Edgy

1. Tattoos They’re not necessarily a symbol of rebellion. I have a couple tattoos, and I promise you I didn’t get them to stick ...
Field Trip Friday: July 21, 2011

Field Trip Friday: July 21, 2011

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK It's official. No more Borders . Business Insider has a look at how this will affect the industry ; Pimp My...
Rewriting And Those Darling Scenes

Rewriting And Those Darling Scenes

Source . Sometimes, you write a book that seems awesome at the time, but turns out to have problems that can’t be fixed in revisions—e...
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Road Trip Wednesday #88: MUAHAHA

Welcome to our 88th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly ...
Deathly Hallows Premier: The End of an Era

Deathly Hallows Premier: The End of an Era

Tonya Riley & Co. Sarah Enni Renee Mitchell, Zeta Poulin, Shayla Margison Bellatrix & Death-Eater Kristin Otts &a...
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Paris at 18, or: The Adventures of Lifetimes

Bonjour, YA Highway readers! I'm writing to you from a Wifi-enabled cafe in the center of Paris. My travel/backpacking partner is curr...
Who's Got the Time?

Who's Got the Time?

source. I think every writer at one point or another wishes for a few extra hours in the day. We can't go to work, go to school, cook...
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Love Is Mandatory

Most writers will, at one point or another, ask themselves: revise, or trunk? Meaning: do I put in the work to fix this manuscript up, or ...
Field Trip Friday: July 15, 2011

Field Trip Friday: July 15, 2011

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - 8 words you're confusing with other words , at Cracked. - Why you shouldn't give too much weight to ...