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credit Earlier this year, I had an idea for a fantastic novel. It was going to feature a post-apocalyptic society with polygamous ma...
Animals: Part One

Animals: Part One

Source . In thinking about possible topics for this post, I realized that we have a subject here that’s quite underrepresented consideri...
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Expectations Within Genres

Because of an upcoming Q&A with kick ass author Courtney Summers for YA Highway, as well as a review of her newest novel THIS IS NOT A T...
Field Trip Friday: April 27, 2012

Field Trip Friday: April 27, 2012

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - NPR reports on the "most harmful" authors for aspiring writers to read. - Agent Sarah LaPolla discu...
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How to Get a Publishing Internship (In 3 Steps!)

Around this time two months ago, my friend asked me, "What are you doing this summer?" My response was along the lines of "Um...
Road Trip Wednesday #127: Best Book of the Month

Road Trip Wednesday #127: Best Book of the Month

Welcome to our 127rd Road Trip Wednesday! You read WHAT? Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway'...
Query Series: Mindy McGinnis and Adriann Ranta

Query Series: Mindy McGinnis and Adriann Ranta

In our Query Series, writers share the query letters that helped land an agent—and why the letter worked, from the agent’s point of view. T...
Bookmobile Detour!

Bookmobile Detour!

You guys, we are so excited about our new Bookmobile book club feature. Our first discussion was planned for tomorrow, but we are still ...
YA Authors on Pinterest

YA Authors on Pinterest

pin me!! I'm sort of obsessed with Pinterest right now. I can say that, because I'm definitely not the only one – the site's...
Field Trip Friday: April 20, 2012

Field Trip Friday: April 20, 2012

THE BIG NEWS THIS WEEK And the 2012 Pulitzer for Fiction goes to... no one ! "[I]n allowing the selection process to become hamstr...
An Interview with Agent Susan Hawk

An Interview with Agent Susan Hawk

You worked for a long time in children's books marketing and did some editorial acquisitions at Penguin, as well. What was it about ag...
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Road Trip Wednesday #126: Prom!

Welcome to the 126th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a w...
Riffing on Scripts: An Exercise

Riffing on Scripts: An Exercise

Recently, I've been binging on a TV show: The West Wing . I'm a little late to the party (the series ended in 2006), but the fa...
First Drafts And World Building

First Drafts And World Building

Source Since I write speculative fiction, one of the biggest undertakings whenever I start a new WIP is figuring out the world building...
On fear and beginnings

On fear and beginnings

At the moment, I am in the process of starting a new project. There are lots of extremely good things about starting a new project. The shin...