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We All Get Them Eventually: Sagging Middles

It’s funny how life imitates art. Yes, I’m talking about sagging middles today. Why is it that middles are more susceptible to the g...
Setting: It's in the Details

Setting: It's in the Details

Are your details camouflaged? I've been writing a short story lately and have enjoyed drawing from my own travels as I've deve...
How I Tripled My Daily Wordcount with Google+

How I Tripled My Daily Wordcount with Google+

I've long been a social media early adopter--friendster, myspace, facebook, you name it--I was right there at launch. That was the case ...
Field Trip Friday: January 26, 2012

Field Trip Friday: January 26, 2012

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK Depends on who you ask. Techies would say Apple's " mind-bogglingly greedy and evil licensing agreemen...
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1 Key to Writing Unpredictabl-Whoa, I Can't Believe That Just Happened!

The following are excerpts from reviews of the most Awesomely Unpredictable (Imaginary) Book Ever: "This book had me on the edge of m...
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Road Trip Wednesday #114: Sayin' It

Welcome to our 114th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly wri...
Cover Reveal: Kody Keplinger's A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE!

Cover Reveal: Kody Keplinger's A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE!

We're excited to reveal the cover for our Kody Keplinger's third YA novel, A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE ! It'll be published by L...
Alternative Desk Ideas

Alternative Desk Ideas

In On Writing , Stephen King talks about making the leap to being a professional author by buying himself a big 'ol honking desk, "...
CATS

CATS

When I asked the YAH ladies whether I should write about something meaningful, or whether I should write about cats, the near-unanimous deci...
Field Trip Friday: January 20, 2012

Field Trip Friday: January 20, 2012

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK You'll never guess what happened this week: People continued to argue on the internet! I know, right? Are ...
Review: Froi Of The Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Review: Froi Of The Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Australian cover, but I prefer this one! Since this is a sort of sequel to Finnikin of the Rock , it's possible that there will be s...
Join Thursday's YA Highway Cafe Chat!

Join Thursday's YA Highway Cafe Chat!

HEY YOU! YES, YOU!! Come join us for our next Highway Cafe chat Thursday, January 19th at 6pm PST/9pm EST! Follow @YAHighway on T...
YA Highway Is Against Internet Censorship

YA Highway Is Against Internet Censorship

YA Highway has chosen to skip RTW this week in protest of SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) . If passed, these two bills would severel...
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First Chapters

I have a confession to make. It’s been a few months since I actively sat down and put in any work toward one of my (million? gazillion? ...
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Writer's Winter, Or: When Productivity Goes Into Hibernation Mode

Did you know this year's winter only started a little over three weeks ago, on December 22nd? That means we have approximately nine mo...
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A Long and Kinda Poetic Ramble about Story Truth

I've been thinking about stories lately - mostly because I'm writing one. I've been thinking about all the little tricks we writ...
Field Trip Friday: January 13, 2012

Field Trip Friday: January 13, 2012

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK Hey, remember on that chart a few weeks ago , where I had "media discovering articles snarking on YA = bes...