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Field Trip Friday: September 30, 2011

Field Trip Friday: September 30, 2011

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK: This week is Banned Books Week and  the blogosphere has been full of great posts about freedom to read. A few of m...
The Lion King, Recycling, and Remembering

The Lion King, Recycling, and Remembering

If there's one big difference between famous books and famous movies, it's that no famous book will ever be subject to a 3D re-rel...
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Road Trip Wednesday #98: Best Book of the Month

Welcome to our 98th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writi...
Are You Ready for VARIANT?

Are You Ready for VARIANT?

At YA Highway, we're all super excited about Robison Wells ' debut "dystopian-ish" novel VARIANT , which will be published...
Commas And Dialogue

Commas And Dialogue

Source . Usually when I write a post about grammar, it’s pretty black and white. As confusing as grammar can be, the rules are generall...
What's in Your Character's Backpack?

What's in Your Character's Backpack?

Packing is fun, unpacking not so much – that’s the general rule. But when it’s someone else's bag…that’s another story. WTH. ( cre...
Field Trip Friday: September 23, 2011

Field Trip Friday: September 23, 2011

 THIS WEEK IN WRITING - What's in a name ? A lot, says agent Sarah LaPolla. (And if you can't think of the perfect one, you ca...
Different Roads to Publication: Ghostwriting

Different Roads to Publication: Ghostwriting

No ghosts were harmed during this interview Ready to have your socks scared off? Next up in our series of Different Roads to Publication...
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Road Trip Wednesday #97: Going Undercover

Welcome to our 96th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly wr...
Time and Space: Creating a Long Distance Relationship With Your Manuscript

Time and Space: Creating a Long Distance Relationship With Your Manuscript

I see you over there, Space Needle. You've completed what you think is a polished draft of your manuscript, and now it's time to...
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WAIT FOR ME!

So there you are, sitting with your Shiny New Idea, playing around with some sort of outline or synopsis or train of thought that helps you ...
The Things I've Learned

The Things I've Learned

I'm not a published author. I don't have a book contract, and I don't have a novel in print. I don't even have a novel on s...
How Writing Helped Me Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Public Speaking

How Writing Helped Me Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Public Speaking

credit I was always a shy kid—reticent with strangers, blushing and soft-spoken. But when I was little I was still capable of being ...
Field Trip Friday Special Edition: #YesGayYA

Field Trip Friday Special Edition: #YesGayYA

The Backstory: Early this week, the Publisher's Weekly Genreville blog, written by Rose Fox, posted an article by authors Sherwood...