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RTW: Movie > Book

RTW: Movie > Book

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in YA Highway’s RTW. Here is this week’s post: What movie have you seen that actually (gasp!) improved on the book? This is actually an easy one. LOTR: The Two Towers. Shocked? Well, I have a very good reason. My FAVORITE scene in the movie is when the elves […]

July 11, 2012

RTW: Your Dream Retreat

RTW: Your Dream Retreat

This Week’s Topic–from yahighway Describe your dream writing retreat. Where would you go? Who and what would you bring? There are lots of places I’d love to go to, but only one that’s feels other worldly to me: The Galapagos Islands. Here’s an island full of exotic creatures and clear blue water. The perfect setting […]

January 4, 2012

Third Writer’s Buildin..

Third Writer’s Building Campaign

Rachael Harrie is having a writer’s building campaign. This is my first one and it seems like a great way to meet other bloggers. For all the details check out her site. I joined a YA group and can’t wait to meet everyone. This is a short post because Irene is barreling her way to Long Island and […]

August 28, 2011

YA Highway RTW: Pictures Tha..

YA Highway RTW: Pictures That Inspire

This week’s topic is a personal favorite, pictures that inspire your current WIP. I always download images that remind me of my book, whether it’s to get a vivid idea for my descriptions, or just for plain fun. The images below are for my ms, BROKEN FOREST: A KEENING BLADE NOVEL. I always have scenery pics, this […]

July 6, 2011

YA Highway RTW: Plotter or P..

YA Highway RTW: Plotter or Pantser?

Hmmm…let’s ask good old George what he thinks. :crickets chirping: Okay, thank you, George! I used to be a full-blown pantser, but not anymore. On my first novel, I created extra work by not outlining and really thinking about the story. I found myself changing world rules, or a plot point, and then having to make sure that […]

June 8, 2011


It’s Wednesday! And time for another road trip from YA Highway This week’s prompt is a music one, and yes, I am doing a happy dance. If your WIP(s) or favorite book(s) were a song, which song would they be? This took me exactly an hour and half to decided. I have a playlist for […]

April 27, 2011

YA Highway: Road Trip Weds: ..

YA Highway: Road Trip Weds: First Kiss

This week’s topic is compare your first kiss to your favorite character’s kiss. Romeo and Juliet, sigh…Since the eighth grade I’ve been in love with this tragedy. When they remade the movie in the late 90’s I was all over it. I remember the anticipation of watching the cat and mouse game unfold. Then the […]

April 21, 2011

Shelley Watters: Tweet Pitch..

Shelley Watters: Tweet Pitch Contest

Cory Alexander Tilton Shelley Watters  is having an amazing blog contest. The prize? A FULL MANUSCRIPT REQUEST from uber agent Suzie Townsend. I can use any/all advice. Here is my 140 twitter pitch. Title: Broken Forest: A Keening Blade Novel Genre: YA Epic Fantasy Word Count: 61,000 V1 Seventeen-year-old Avikar thought he was rescuing his […]

April 1, 2011

YA Highway: Road Trip WEDS

YA Highway: Road Trip WEDS

This Week’s Topic:                          What books were you obsessed with as a kid??? This is a very good topic! The first book I was obsessed with was The Poky Little Puppy. I have no idea why, but I loved this story. Maybe because the pup was bad, and I was always […]

March 31, 2011

YA Highway-Road Trip Wednesd..

YA Highway-Road Trip Wednesday

Which book character would you like most as a next door neighbour? Definitely a dwarf. I’d love to have Bruenor from my favorite author R.A Salvatore’s books, but I’ll take Gimli too.  I wouldn’t mind having a hot Legalos, or even a Cullen, but I’m thinking practicality. Dwarf’s are amazing at building and fixing, they’re […]

March 23, 2011