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Road Trip Wednesday #108: How Far Would You Go?


Welcome to our 108th Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week's Topic:
How far would you go to get published?


We writers can form quite an attachment to our characters and stories. But we also know publishing is a business, and sometimes to make it in said business--to really build a career from it--we have to bend a bit. How far would you go to break into the publishing world?


*Bases not necessarily in order of severity. Depends entirely on individual's opinion. 

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Amanda Hannah

Amanda grew up on a big farm in a small town with one stoplight, one school, and a handful of imaginary friends.She would’ve gone to college forever, but eight years and five majors tested her advisor’s patience. So she moved to Germany to explore creepy castles before landing in Spain where she’s perfecting her Flamenco.

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39 comments:

  1. Great question! I'll have to write up more on this tonight, but I would have to say that if major revisions were requested to get the story to where it needed to be, I would do that. As long as the revisions requested took the story from ok to AMAZING, it's totally worth it. If those revisions lead to publication, that's just a bonus!

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  2. That was probably more fun than it was supposed to be. :D

    Here's Mine!

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  3. Really enjoyed thinking about this one! Here's my view: http://www.amyrenske.com/2011/12/07/road-trip-wednesday-3/

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  4. That was really fun!

    www.hddodson.com/blog2

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  5. A very thought-provoking question today, YA Highway! Here's my response:

    katyupperman.com

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  6. Loved the question!

    Mine is longish and includes a rant =P

    http://www.julianahaygert.com/2011/rtw-how-far-would-you-go/

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  7. Tough one today, ladies! Here are me and Quita's thoughts:

    http://seepamwrite.blogspot.com/2011/12/rtw-what-would-you-do-for-klonerr-book.html

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  8. I'll make the rounds later today (a comment on my post always gets a comment on yours in return) but for now here's mine

    http://angelicarjackson.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-can-see-shangri-la-from-here.html

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  9. Here's mine!

    http://alisonmiller20.blogspot.com/2011/12/rtw-for-sake-of-publication.html

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  10. Good question today. A thinker!

    http://daydreamertowriter.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-low-would-you-go.html

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  12. Wow, I haven't done one of these in weeks! It's nice to get back into it. :) Here's mine!

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  13. Here's mine

    http://www.katescottwrites.com

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  14. Here's my post!

    http://wolfinthefable.blogspot.com/2011/12/rtw-how-far-would-you-go.html

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  15. Fun topic! Here's mine:

    http://karensandler.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/rtw-how-far-would-you-go-to-get-published/

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  16. Great question! Here's mine:

    http://zapslobstertank.blogspot.com/2011/12/road-trip-wednesday-im-not-that.html

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  17. Here's mine: http://jessicalovewrites.blogspot.com/2011/12/road-trip-wednesday-how-far-would-you.html

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  18. Great question. Don't have a terrible lot to say on it though. Here's mine!

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  19. Wonderful question! Here are my
    thoughts (and a few movies :-)) on the topic

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  20. I say have an open mind. Here's mine: http://jessica-therrien.blogspot.com/2011/12/road-trip-wednesday-how-far-would-you.html

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  21. Here's mine: http://aliciagregoire.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-would-sell-my-soul-for-twilight-money.html

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  22. Here's mine! Disclaimer: Read only if you have a sense of humor and therefore won't assume I'm a psycho. ;)

    http://thewordsonpaper.blogspot.com/2011/12/rtw-how-far-would-you-go.html

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  23. Here's mine. Great topic.

    http://kiwislife.blogspot.com/2011/12/rtw-how-far-would-you-go.html

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  24. First-time contributor. Great question!

    http://www.jfriday.com/2011/12/road-trip-wednesday-how-far-would-you-go/

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  25. Oops. I got all heavy on this topic. My answer! http://wordlarceny.blogspot.com/2011/12/rtw-how-far-would-you-go-to-get.html

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  26. Woo! Better late than never! This is a great topic!

    Here's mine:
    Only If My Book Had Leopard Spots

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  27. Very thought-provoking question!

    @Donelle: Yes, better late than never. :)

    Here's my post:
    http://thefeatherandtherose.blogspot.com/2011/12/rtw-108-what-would-you-do-to-get.html

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  28. http://lorarpfictionblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-far-would-you-go-to-get-published.html

    Finally got around to posting mine! Can't wait to see what everyone else has said =)

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  29. Forgot to leave this yesterday!

    http://brandimziegler.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/rtw-go-the-distance-publication/

    Gotta check out some of the other answers because this is an interesting question. Thanks, YAHighway Ladies!

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