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Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween! For those of us who celebrate, tonight is a night to encounter all things spooky and terrifying. Oh, sure, there’s the...
Evolution of a Workshop Junky

Evolution of a Workshop Junky

Viable Paradise XV Class Earlier this month, I attended the Viable Paradise Workshop on Martha's Vineyard. Surrounded by talented...
Field Trip Friday: October 28, 2011

Field Trip Friday: October 28, 2011

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - What makes a book scary ? Author Mike Mullin has some insight.  - It's okay to wallow in editorial ...
Act Naturally: Why Writers Should Experiment With Theater

Act Naturally: Why Writers Should Experiment With Theater

credit Currently, I live in an apartment with two actresses who are studying the Meisner method. Now, while this often provides much hi...
Tricks and Treats from YA Highway!

Tricks and Treats from YA Highway!

Halloween is almost here, and we're getting in the spirit! Credits The Trick Carve, paint, decorate or otherwise create...
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Road Trip Wednesday 102: Best Book of the Month

Welcome to our 102nd Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a wee...
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Do As I Say, Not As I Do...Err Did

I've noticed a recurring, and interesting pattern lately on a couple of forum boards that I frequent. YA writers who post questions li...
Making Out with Ron Weasley, or: An Exploration of Lucid Dreaming and Writing

Making Out with Ron Weasley, or: An Exploration of Lucid Dreaming and Writing

Hogwarts: the perfect dreamscape! :) As of last night, I have made out with Ron Weasley. YES. Okay, so it wasn't really him (if he...
My Book's Pop Culture Is So Cool It Hasn't Been Invented Yet

My Book's Pop Culture Is So Cool It Hasn't Been Invented Yet

Some books are intensely tied into current pop culture. They flash brand names, refer to the hottest techno-toys, name-drop celebrities like...
Field Trip Friday: October 21, 2011

Field Trip Friday: October 21, 2011

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK The National Book Award erroneously nominated Lauren Myracle's Shine for their Young People's Literatu...
True Confessions of a Multi-Published Author

True Confessions of a Multi-Published Author

credit Last month my second novel, SHUT OUT, was released, and a few days ago I discovered that my third book will be out June 5th. It ...
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Road Trip Wednesday #101: Your #1 Reason for Writing

Aw, man, now I really want to watch 101 Dalmatians. Welcome to our 101st Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ ...
Publishing Interviews: Agent Laura Bradford and Author Corrine Jackson

Publishing Interviews: Agent Laura Bradford and Author Corrine Jackson

We have a special feature today:  Author Corrine Jackson interviews her fabulous agent, Laura Bradford! --- Cory: What originally pr...
Philology and Stuff

Philology and Stuff

source. I spent most of my weekend reading up on translation theory and medieval England's view of its neighbors and not-so neighbor...