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Query Series with GIVEAWAY: Meagan Spooner and Josh Adams discuss SKYLARK

Query Series with GIVEAWAY: Meagan Spooner and Josh Adams discuss SKYLARK

In our Query Series, writers share with us the letter that helped land them an agent — and why the letter worked, from the agent's point...
What TV Taught Me About Writing Epic Fiction

What TV Taught Me About Writing Epic Fiction

by Pawel Kadysz My husband and I are big-time TV watchers. Each week, we sit down together so that we can get wrapped up in story . The ...
Pulling an Alex P. Keaton - aka Creating Flawed but Enjoyable Characters

Pulling an Alex P. Keaton - aka Creating Flawed but Enjoyable Characters

If you've read my books, you could probably guess that I have thing for Michael J. Fox. Two out of my three books reference his work...
Field Trip Friday: July 27 2012

Field Trip Friday: July 27 2012

The lovely Kate Hart is on vacation this week and despite my seething jealousy, I am filling in for her. But despair not! Kate  and all h...
Vacation Writing!

Vacation Writing!

So I have just started my vacation. As you can tell I am very excited about this first because I don't have to get up early, but also...
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Road Trip Wednesday #140: Who Incarnation? (See What We Did There)

Welcome to our 140th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a we...
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Trimming the Fat from Your Manuscript

Photo by: Lisa Sorensen In her query roundup the other day, the illustrious Suzie Townsend said something that got me thinking: &qu...
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YA Highway's Third Anniversary Giveaway: WINNERS!

It is time for the exciting part of our giveaway: the announcement of the winners! We appreciate everyone who entered, and all of our follo...
Field Trip Friday: July 20 2012

Field Trip Friday: July 20 2012

THIS WEEK IN WRITING - Heart-wrenching post from Stephanie Campbell on contemporary YA and its ability to "save" even adults ...
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The Magic Hour(s)

4AM is totally the best time to write. Or is it 3PM? 10 o' clock at night? 7:30 in the morning (blogger's note: *shudder*) ? ...
Road Trip Wednesday #139: Where Can You Go?

Road Trip Wednesday #139: Where Can You Go?

Welcome to our 139th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a we...
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Is the Fear Monster Eating Your Words?

It always feels easier in the beginning. The brilliant idea. You take your color-coded index cards, pages of outline, and the daydre...
Writers: Born, Not Made

Writers: Born, Not Made

Most people aren't meant to be writers. It's okay! We can say that. There are plenty of incredibly smart people who can&#...
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Writing Advice (Not Mine)

"Ignore your outline for a while. Just sit down and listen to what your character has to say. Let him talk. You might be surprised by t...
Bring On the Scary

Bring On the Scary

One of the things that I really like about YA is that you can pretty much find any type of story that you're looking for. Contemporari...
Field Trip Friday: July 13, 2012

Field Trip Friday: July 13, 2012

It's Friday the 13th, and if you're afraid, you might want to learn to pronounce " paraskevidekatriaphobia ." THIS WE...