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RTW #119: Best Book of February

HAPPY LEAP DAY!!! And welcome to our 119th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contri...
Rocking the Slow Path

Rocking the Slow Path

credit I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about one of her works-in-progress. She'd received some good news--some ver...
How I Became A Plotster aka I Love Scrivener!

How I Became A Plotster aka I Love Scrivener!

So recently, I gave in to the hype and downloaded a trial of Scrivener. I’d heard such wonderful things about this program, I had to see ...
A Scary Topic...

A Scary Topic...

Let’s talk about fear. There’s definitely a lot of fear involved with the process of writing and with wanting to share our writing ...
The rule of agreement (and also, dinosaurs!)

The rule of agreement (and also, dinosaurs!)

So I’ll be writing a first draft of something, and suddenly a surprise event that wasn’t in my original plan will pop up, or some characte...
Field Trip Friday: February 24, 2012

Field Trip Friday: February 24, 2012

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK Guys guise JK Rowling is writing a new book guys. And it's for GROWN UPS. what? Guys .  THIS WEEK IN...
Interview and Cover Reveal With Chanelle Gray

Interview and Cover Reveal With Chanelle Gray

Today, I am happy to welcome author Chanelle Gray to YA Highway. Her debut, My Heart Be Damned , will be out this summer, and today is the ...
Road Trip Wednesday #118: Celebrate Black History Month!

Road Trip Wednesday #118: Celebrate Black History Month!

Welcome to our 118th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a week...
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You've Got a Friend in Me (Well, Maybe)

Hey there! So, I can secretly tell the future, and... I have some bad news. A few days from now, out of nowhere, one of your closest friends...
Reasons Not To Write

Reasons Not To Write

credit If there's one thing I've found over the past few years of being a writer and being friends with writers, it's that t...
Field Trip Friday: February 17, 2012

Field Trip Friday: February 17, 2012

Our lovely and awesome Kate Hart is having a well-deserved break from FTF this week, so you all will have to endure me instead. Don't...
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Stephanie Kuehn's CHARM & STRANGE Sold to St. Martin's!

Massive congratulations to our lovely Stephanie Kuehn, who sold her debut novel, CHARM & STRANGE, to St. Martin's!  Stephanie Kueh...
Blog Lovefest Giveaway Winners!

Blog Lovefest Giveaway Winners!

Thank you SO much to everyone that participated in yesterday's Valentine's Blog Lovefest! There were so many great posts! Random.org...
Road Trip Wednesday #117: Beyond the Seven Dirty Words

Road Trip Wednesday #117: Beyond the Seven Dirty Words

Welcome to our 117th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly ...
Valentine's Day Blog Lovefest!

Valentine's Day Blog Lovefest!

Happy Valentine's Day!  We're excited to spread the love---and not just the romantic kind!---to celebr ate. Today  we&#...
Avoiding Family Engagements via the Crazy

Avoiding Family Engagements via the Crazy

So the long weekend approaches and I'm sure your family has already started dropping hints. Family time, they say. Time to catch up ,...
Interview with Reade Scott Whinnem

Interview with Reade Scott Whinnem

I read THE PRICKER BOY when I was just beginning to write my own YA horror. I devoured Reade Scott Whinnem's book, and it helped to insp...
YA Highway Blog Lovefest!

YA Highway Blog Lovefest!

Source There's only a couple of days until February 14, a day that---though it intends to celebrate togetherness---can bitterly divi...
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Writing for Yourself vs. Writing for an Audience

Sometimes, as writers, we churn out words without really thinking about who we're writing for - which is natural, because churning out w...
Field Trip Friday: February 10, 2012

Field Trip Friday: February 10, 2012

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - "When it doesn’t happen but it  almost  does, you feel like you’re farther back from where you started.&...