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Young Adult Literary Chat 2010 July 14
 

Young Adult Literary Chat 2010 July 14

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Archive of the Twitter #yalitchat from July 14, 2010. The two-hour session on writing high school life for Young Adult novels ran long. Check out the official @yalitchat Twitter account for more ...

Archive of the Twitter #yalitchat from July 14, 2010. The two-hour session on writing high school life for Young Adult novels ran long. Check out the official @yalitchat Twitter account for more details about the author-oriented chat. A link to this archive will also be tweeted on my account at @AudryT.

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    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html nancyholder: RT Georgia_McBride July 21 Spooktakular Midnight Chat at midnight NOT 9 PM w/Claudia Grey, Heather Brewer, and moi #YALITCHAT 7/9/2010 19:36 Tangynt: Time for a book, then for bed. I have a church cookout to go to tomorrow, and a TON of critiques to see to on #YAlitchat and other places. 7/9/2010 21:00 braydenhirsch: Writing short stories - another great step to publication. http://writebig.wordpress.com/ #amwriting #yalitchat #writing #kidlitchat 7/9/2010 21:50 ScapeZine: July giveaway: huge prize pack of thirteen (yep 13!) YA books. Enter at www.scapezine.com #YAlit #kidlit #YAlitchat #books #giveaway #sff 7/10/2010 03:54 jolantru: RT @ScapeZine: July giveaway: huge prize pack of thirteen (yep 13!) YA books. Enter at www.scapezine.com #YAlit #kidlit #YAlitchat #books #giveaway #sff 7/10/2010 03:57 PetaFreestone: RT @ScapeZine: July giveaway: huge prize pack of thirteen (yep 13!) YA books. Enter at www.scapezine.com #YAlit #kidlit #YAlitchat #books #giveaway #sff 7/10/2010 03:58 Leaheps: saw #Eclipse. Team Jacob definitely. Good kids--no drinking, smoking, drugs, sex. #parenting #movies #twilight #teens #yalitchat 7/10/2010 05:31 magicbeanreview: Any #YA authors wanting to be interviewed via email? Blog: http://magicbeanreview.wordpress.com DM if interested! :D #yalit #yalitchat 7/10/2010 06:18 jesserowen: RT @magicbeanreview: Any #YA authors wanting 2 B interviewed via email? Blog: http://bit.ly/aooZaO DM if interested! :D #yalit #yalitchat 7/10/2010 06:19 LJBoldyrev: Come chat and/or listen to #yalit author @SaundraMitchell on btr in 1 hour! http://bit.ly /de2JuH #books #reading #kidlitchat #yalitchat 7/10/2010 07:08 Pam_Vickers: WOW. Just finished critiquing 3 MS's. Writers are all at COMPLETELY different stages in their writing. Fun, but exhausting. #YAlitchat 7/10/2010 12:41 writinginID: How to Make the Most of Your Pitch Opportunity http://bit.ly/a2Vini #amwriting #writegoal #writing #writechat #YAlitchat 7/11/2010 08:16 UF_Chat: #UFchat is almost here! Pls RT & follow us for updates. Moderated by @inkgypsy #writechat #storycraft #litchat #YAlitchat #Flitchat #writing 7/11/2010 17:11 inkgypsy: RT @UF_Chat: #UFchat is almost here! Pls RT & follow us for updates. Moderated by @inkgypsy #writechat #storycraft #litchat #YAlitchat #Flitchat #writing 7/11/2010 17:12 HC_Palmquist: RT @UF_Chat: #UFchat is almost here! Pls RT & follow us for updates. Moderated by @inkgypsy #writechat #storycraft #litchat #YAlitchat #Flitchat #writing 7/11/2010 17:13 1 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html tabitharees: RT @UF_Chat: #UFchat is almost here! Pls RT & follow us for updates. Moderated by @inkgypsy #writechat #storycraft #litchat #YAlitchat #Flitchat #writing 7/11/2010 17:13 jolantru: RT @UF_Chat: #UFchat is almost here! Pls RT & follow us for updates. Moderated by @inkgypsy #writechat #storycraft #litchat #YAlitchat #Flitchat #writing 7/11/2010 17:15 QQwill: RT @UF_Chat: #UFchat is almost here! Pls RT & follow us for updates. Moderated by @inkgypsy #writechat #storycraft #litchat #YAlitchat #Flitchat #writing 7/11/2010 17:30 BrigidKemmerer: RT @UF_Chat: #UFchat is almost here! Pls RT & follow us for updates. Moderated by @inkgypsy #writechat #storycraft #litchat #YAlitchat #Flitchat #writing 7/11/2010 17:52 planetalvina: Join me, @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC authors for a Tweetchat! Tomorrow, Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/11/2010 19:13 cecilseaskull: RT @planetalvina: Join me, @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC authors for a Tweetchat! Tomorrow, Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/11/2010 19:28 emilybrary: RT @planetalvina: Join me, @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC authors for a Tweetchat! Tomorrow, Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/11/2010 19:29 LauraSibson: RT @planetalvina: Join me, @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC authors for a Tweetchat! Tomorrow, Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/11/2010 20:00 NLGervasio: RT @UF_Chat: #UFchat is almost here! Pls RT & follow us for updates. Moderated by @inkgypsy #writechat #storycraft #litchat #YAlitchat #Flitchat #writing 7/12/2010 02:38 Leaheps: Got an @sourcebooks contest giveaway THE SUMMER OF SKINNY DIPPING and blazed through it--romance, drama--good read! #amreading #yalitchat 7/12/2010 05:26 4KidLit: SCBWI Summer Conf -- Who's going? Speak up! http://bit.ly/beKtSB #yalit #yalitchat #kidlit #kidlitchat #scbwi 7/12/2010 06:14 Georgia_McBride: Missed #YAlitchat last week? Transcripts here: http://bit.ly/dprnKn and http://bit.ly/can590 7/12/2010 06:52 JoTreggiari: RT @Georgia_McBride: Missed #YAlitchat last week? Transcripts here: http://bit.ly /dprnKn and http://bit.ly/can590 7/12/2010 07:00 MeganCurd: RT @Georgia_McBride: Missed #YAlitchat last week? Transcripts here: http://bit.ly /dprnKn and http://bit.ly/can590 7/12/2010 07:34 hollyblack: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 09:04 4KidLit: Who's going to SCBWI-LA Summer Conference? http://bit.ly/beKtSB #yalit #yalitchat 2 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html #kidlit #kidlitchat #scbwi 7/12/2010 09:05 EmeraldMagick: RT @hollyblack: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 09:11 barrygoldblatt: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 09:12 angelamatteson: @4KidLit I am! >RT Who's going to SCBWI-LA Summer Conference? http://bit.ly/beKtSB #yalit #yalitchat #kidlit #kidlitchat #scbwi 7/12/2010 09:12 aaernst: RT @hollyblack: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 09:46 coolkidsread: RT @barrygoldblatt: Join @hollyblack @cecilseaskull & other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 09:51 jenniesmith: RT @hollyblack: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 10:02 TracyLynntastic: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 10:51 PRationality: RT @hollyblack: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 11:31 mpadian: On my blog: The Wild West of Cyberbullying. http://mariapadianblog.blogspot.com/ #yalitchat 7/12/2010 11:59 WeronikaJanczuk: RT @TracyLynntastic: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 12:12 jtdutton: RT @TracyLynntastic: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 12:27 RevenantRosales: RT @hollyblack: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 12:42 blitzkinder: Join @hollyblack Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 13:18 aaernst: @hollyblack Be sure to mention that required reading geek 101 story we couldn't remember the name of at ALA! #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 13:46 susankmann: RT @Georgia_McBride: RT @hollyblack: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 3 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/12/2010 14:14 fullofstars: RT @hollyblack: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 14:15 JillCorcoran: RT @Georgia_McBride: RT @hollyblack: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 14:15 Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT members: Jodie Meadows, Sarah Bromley and Anna Staniszewski on their deal and agent news! xoxo 7/12/2010 14:22 ebyss: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT members: Jodie Meadows, Sarah Bromley and Anna Staniszewski on their deal and agent news! xoxo 7/12/2010 14:23 windyaphayrath: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT members: Jodie Meadows, Sarah Bromley and Anna Staniszewski on their deal and agent news! xoxo 7/12/2010 14:25 Leaheps: Note to self: Do NOT run Middle grade/YA ideas by children (12, 9, 6). ruthless critics, everything to them is corny #yalitchat #kidlit 7/12/2010 14:34 Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member: Paul Hankins on having his poetry published! 7/12/2010 14:45 gardenofwords: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member: Paul Hankins on having his poetry published! 7/12/2010 14:47 YAaddict: @Georgia_McBride So many brilliant #YALITCHAT members! 7/12/2010 14:47 RileyCarney: Congratulations, Paul! RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member: Paul Hankins on having his poetry published! 7/12/2010 14:47 chorkie: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member: Paul Hankins on having his poetry published! 7/12/2010 14:48 MelindaHamby: RT @RileyCarney: cngrts, Paul! RT @Georgia_McBride: cngrts 2 #YALITCHAT member: Paul Hankins on having his poetry published! 7/12/2010 14:49 ebyss: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member: Paul Hankins on having his poetry published! 7/12/2010 14:51 roseonprose: RT @Georgia_McBride Congrats to #YALITCHAT members: Jodie Meadows, Sarah Bromley and Anna Staniszewski on their deal and agent news! xoxo 7/12/2010 15:03 MeganCurd: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT members: Jodie Meadows, Sarah Bromley and Anna Staniszewski on their deal and agent news! xoxo 7/12/2010 15:18 4 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html elockhart: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 15:58 MundieMoms: MMs, join @cassieclare, @hollyblack , @cynleitichsmith and more on TONIGHT's #geektastic #YALitChat going on RIGHT NOW!! 7/12/2010 17:11 MyraMcEntire: “@MundieMoms: MMs, join @cassieclare, @hollyblack , @cynleitichsmith and more on TONIGHT's #geektastic #YALitChat going on RIGHT NOW!!” 7/12/2010 17:11 jpmsull: RT @MundieMoms: MMs, join @cassieclare, @hollyblack , @cynleitichsmith and more on TONIGHT's #geektastic #YALitChat going on RIGHT NOW!! 7/12/2010 17:18 CherylRainfield: RT @MyraMcEntire: join @cassieclare, @hollyblack , @cynleitichsmith & more on TONIGHT's #geektastic #YALitChat going on RIGHT NOW!! 7/12/2010 17:23 cleemckenzie: Lots going on at #yalitchat. Check it out. 7/12/2010 17:26 clhamner: RT @hollyblack: Join @hollyblack and @cecilseaskull and other GEEKTASTIC contributors for a Tweetchat! Tonight: Mon, 7/12, 8 pm EST #geektastic #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 17:27 blitzkinder: @hollyblack I don't have a question. I just want to say thank you for sparking my courage to be a writer. You and Theo #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 17:50 hollyblack: @blitzkinder that may be one of the nicest things anyone's said to me. #YAlitchat 7/12/2010 17:51 AudryT: @DreamingInBooks For writing, there is also #kidlitchat on Tues. & #yalitchat on Wed. & #scribechat on Thurs. & #litchat M/W/F. #geektastic 7/12/2010 20:07 PIBarrington: RT @AudryT: @DreamingInBooks For writing, there is also #kidlitchat on Tues. & #yalitchat on Wed. & #scribechat on Thurs. & #litchat M/W/F. #geektastic 7/12/2010 20:08 cleemckenzie: Have you seen the info on grants at #yalitchat? 7/12/2010 20:10 roseonprose: RT @ixtumea RT @cleemckenzie: Have you seen the info on grants at #yalitchat? 7/12/2010 20:30 gretawrites: RT @stdennard: great post on reactions to writers of YA fiction: http://bit.ly/d0trij #amwriting #YAlitchat #writing 7/13/2010 03:16 4KidLit: Critique Clinic: Round 3 Is Open http://bit.ly/bMjdKH #amwriting #writetip #yalit #yalitchat #kidlit #kidlitchat 7/13/2010 05:28 LadyinGray: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT members: Jodie Meadows, Sarah Bromley and Anna Staniszewski on their deal and agent news! xoxo 7/13/2010 05:51 5 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Georgia_McBride: Congrats to #YALITCHAT member: Maggie Stiefvater on being a B&N top pick of the week for LINGER! xoxo 7/13/2010 06:34 kinksgem: Woot! RT @Georgia_McBride: Congrats to #YALITCHAT member: Maggie Stiefvater on being a B&N top pick of the week for LINGER! xoxo 7/13/2010 06:35 PetaFreestone: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congrats to #YALITCHAT member: Maggie Stiefvater on being a B&N top pick of the week for LINGER! xoxo 7/13/2010 06:56 srjohannes: @lisagailgreen i need your email for the contest you won #yalitchat 7/13/2010 07:13 jameskick: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congrats to #YALITCHAT member: Maggie Stiefvater on being a B&N top pick of the week for LINGER! xoxo 7/13/2010 07:14 CynLeitichSmith: We Remember Norma Fox Mazer by @Annemazer: http://bit.ly/dvNJ2e #kidlit #yalitchat #teenlit 7/13/2010 08:39 Annemazer: RT @CynLeitichSmith: We Remember Norma Fox Mazer by @Annemazer: http://bit.ly /dvNJ2e #kidlit #yalitchat #teenlit 7/13/2010 08:40 karlkirkpatrick: Share Your Stuff! http://nblo.gs/5LXMZ #amwriting #yalitchat #kidlitchat #fridayflash #tuesdayserial #amrevising 7/13/2010 08:42 freckledlib: RT @CynLeitichSmith: We Remember Norma Fox Mazer by @Annemazer: http://bit.ly /dvNJ2e #kidlit #yalitchat #teenlit 7/13/2010 08:53 CherylRainfield: RT @CynLeitichSmith: We Remember Norma Fox Mazer by @Annemazer: http://bit.ly /dvNJ2e #kidlit #yalitchat #teenlit 7/13/2010 08:56 PaulWHankins: @CBethM Have you considered being a part of #YALitChat? Wednesdays at 9PM EST. Heavy YA Author attendance in these sessions. #FFs. 7/13/2010 09:37 CBethM: @PaulWHankins I have followed #YALitChat but not consistently - I have a tendency to fall asleep by 9. Terrible affliction. 7/13/2010 09:40 CynLeitichSmith: See trailer: http://bit.ly/9tCRF9 RT @ExtremeReader Happy Book Birthday to SHADOW HILLS by @anastasiahopcus @EgmontUSA #yalitchat #teenlit 7/13/2010 10:15 susanwrites: RT @CynLeitichSmith: See trailer: http://bit.ly/9tCRF9 RT @ExtremeReader Happy Book Birthday to SHADOW HILLS by @anastasiahopcus @EgmontUSA #yalitchat #teenlit 7/13/2010 13:56 indiepride: @cleemckenzie a signed book #yalitchat #amwriting #ww 7/13/2010 17:12 LM_Preston: Drop in and visit Party Guest Roza Marie from #yalitchat mod group, http://lmpreston.blogspot.com 6 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/13/2010 17:38 Georgia_McBride: Help @sourcebooks pick a new YA cover! Your thoughts can win you a free copy! http://bit.ly/ckmwEM #yalitchat 7/13/2010 17:38 abookwormshaven: @Georgia_McBride: Help @sourcebooks pick a new YA cover! Your thoughts can win RT you a free copy! http://bit.ly/ckmwEM #yalitchat 7/13/2010 17:42 cleemckenzie: RT @LM_Preston: Drop in and visit Party Guest Roza Marie from #yalitchat mod group, http://lmpreston.blogspot.com 7/13/2010 17:47 cleemckenzie: @LM_Preston Just dropped in and read your Spotlight Party Guest Post! Super! #yalitchat 7/13/2010 17:48 cleemckenzie: It's time to visit the great outdoors and abandon the Tweet. Off to stretch. #yalitchat #amwriting #ww 7/13/2010 17:50 ReadingVacation: @susanwrites Yep and I love some of the serious middle grades too. Example - Positively #yalitchat 7/13/2010 18:43 Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member: Cyn Balog whose SLEEPLESS releases today! http://bit.ly/cd8aqZ 7/13/2010 19:29 LindaJoySinglet: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member: Cyn Balog whose SLEEPLESS releases today! http://bit.ly/cd8aqZ 7/13/2010 19:33 Shelltex: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member: Cyn Balog whose SLEEPLESS releases today! http://bit.ly/cd8aqZ 7/13/2010 19:35 VagabondagePres: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member: Cyn Balog whose SLEEPLESS releases today! http://bit.ly/cd8aqZ 7/13/2010 20:00 PaulWHankins: #kidlitchat #YALitChat #edchat #NWP Please consider an ALAN membership: http://www.alan-ya.org/membership/ Professional organization. 7/13/2010 20:02 RossGriffin: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member: Cyn Balog whose SLEEPLESS releases today! http://bit.ly/cd8aqZ 7/13/2010 20:14 RossGriffin: RT @PaulWHankins: #kidlitchat #YALitChat #edchat #NWP Please consider an ALAN membership: http://www.alan-ya.org/membership/ Professional organization. 7/13/2010 20:16 Leaheps: Watched #prettylittleliars with my tween last night. Have to say, it's kind of addictive. Reminds me of twin peaks #parenting #yalitchat 7/14/2010 03:09 KristineAsselin: Check out the Wednesday How We Write series @KristineAsselin Finishing a First Draft http://bit.ly/aU6BH0 #amwriting #yalitchat #kidlitchat 7/14/2010 04:09 7 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Leaheps: Do 4th and 5th graders read 5th grade characters?! It seems everyone reads up up up. Examples? #kidlit #kidlitchat #yalit #yalitchat 7/14/2010 04:15 Georgia_McBride: Tonight's #YALITCHAT: Nailing the high school experience in your YA book --> http://bit.ly /hJVmK (9PM EST) 7/14/2010 07:25 PaulWHankins: RT @Georgia_McBride: Tonight's #YALITCHAT: Nailing the high school experience in your YA book --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK (9PM EST) 7/14/2010 07:26 jemifraser: RT @Georgia_McBride: Tonight's #YALITCHAT: Nailing the high school experience in your YA book --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK (9PM EST) 7/14/2010 07:27 MeganCurd: RT @Georgia_McBride: Tonight's #YALITCHAT: Nailing the high school experience in your YA book --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK (9PM EST) 7/14/2010 07:29 mrseea16: RT @PaulWHankins: Tonight's #YALitChat will be super! "Nailing the High School Experience in your YA Book." New followers-this is where authors are! 9PM EST. 7/14/2010 07:34 mrseea16: RT @Georgia_McBride: Tonight's #YALITCHAT: Nailing the high school experience in your YA book --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK (9PM EST) 7/14/2010 07:39 mrseea16: RT @PaulWHankins: #kidlitchat #YALitChat #edchat #NWP Please consider an ALAN membership: http://www.alan-ya.org/membership/ Professional organization. 7/14/2010 07:39 CynLeitichSmith: RT @Georgia_McBride: Tonight's #YALITCHAT: Nailing the high school experience in your YA book --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK (9PM EST) 7/14/2010 07:45 KarenMusings: RT @Georgia_McBride: Tonight's #YALITCHAT: Nailing the high school experience in your YA book --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK (via @jemifraser) 7/14/2010 07:51 Georgia_McBride: Winners of Cory @doctorow's FOR THE WIN from #YALITCHAT will receive signed copies! Should be received by next week! Enjoy!!! 7/14/2010 08:28 Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member Alyssa Kirk who has gotten a request via the agent inbox! Good luck! 7/14/2010 09:35 zerbinetta: @Georgia_McBride You provide such an awesome service for writers with #YALitChat. /bootay shake for Georgia! 7/14/2010 09:52 TL_Tyson: What is it with all these spineless weak female MCs? They are driving me bonkers. #yalitchat #writers #amwriting #amreading 7/14/2010 11:33 Leaheps: RT @Georgia_McBride: Tonight's #YALITCHAT: Nailing the high school experience in your YA book --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK (9PM EST) 7/14/2010 11:36 8 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html TL_Tyson: @Georgia_McBride True! -but I just crave a really strong one, lately they've all been weak #yalitchat #writers #amreading #amwriting 7/14/2010 11:49 Georgia_McBride: @TL_Tyson Indeed. But it would like expecting a protag to be smart or funny or tallor blue-eyed. #yalitchat #writers #amreading #amwriting 7/14/2010 11:51 amithaknight: RT @Georgia_McBride: Tonight's #YALITCHAT: Nailing the high school experience in your YA book --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK (9PM EST) 7/14/2010 12:23 BurningEagleBks: RT @Georgia_McBride: Congratulations to #YALITCHAT member: Cyn Balog whose SLEEPLESS releases today! http://bit.ly/cd8aqZ 7/14/2010 13:16 LM_Preston: Drop in and visit Party Guest Roza Marie from #yalitchat mod group, http://lmpreston.blogspot.com 7/14/2010 16:30 cleemckenzie: RT @LM_Preston: Drop in and visit Party Guest Roza Marie from #yalitchat mod group, http://lmpreston.blogspot.com 7/14/2010 16:43 SarahBillington: ooh, great topic for #yalitchat tonight. Nailing the high school experience in your YA book! 7/14/2010 16:48 SheviStories: RT @SarahBillington: ooh, great topic for #yalitchat tonight. Nailing the high school experience in your YA book! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 16:48 SheviStories: How was high school for you? If you could change one thing in your high school experience what would it be? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 16:51 kellylynnthomas: @SheviStories I would have read more, and spent less time watching bad anime. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 16:53 jfjenkinstweets: just joined #yalitchat! woo! 7/14/2010 17:11 MaryCalhounBrow:#books #kidlit #kidlitchat #yalit #yalitchat Visit #tck at 9 pm EST to visit with award-winning author Mary Calhoun Brown 7/14/2010 17:14 Georgia_McBride: #YALITCHAT at 9PM EST Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK Join us then! 7/14/2010 17:14 NicolaMarsh: RT @Georgia_McBride: #YALITCHAT at 9PM EST Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK Join us then! 7/14/2010 17:16 MundieMoms: RT @Georgia_McBride: #YALITCHAT at 9PM EST Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK Join us then! 7/14/2010 17:17 Georgia_McBride: @MaryCalhounBrow So sorry. Tonight is YALITCHAT at the same time! Grrrr. We'd love to have u on one night. #yalit #yalitchat #tck 9 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 17:17 jpmsull: RT @MundieMoms: RT @Georgia_McBride: #YALITCHAT at 9PM EST Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK Join us then! 7/14/2010 17:17 Georgia_McBride: @TL_Tyson You make a completely valid point. I'm with you. Was not trying to put u down. #yalitchat #writers #amreading #amwriting 7/14/2010 17:18 MardouLedger: RT @Georgia_McBride: #YALITCHAT at 9PM EST Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK Join us then! 7/14/2010 17:18 HeatherMcCorkle: Sounds like a fun one! RT @MundieMoms #YALITCHAT at 6PM PST Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel. 7/14/2010 17:22 4KidLit: Finished SISTERS RED by @JacksonPearce = so GOOD! Original, great dilemma, awesome characters. Did I mention original? #yalit #yalitchat 7/14/2010 17:28 KFentonWhite: RT @Georgia_McBride: #YALITCHAT at 9PM EST Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK Join us then! 7/14/2010 17:46 dawnmetcalf: And now it's almost time for #YALITCHAT. Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK @Georgia_McBride 7/14/2010 17:53 sharifwrites: RT @dawnmetcalf: And now it's almost time for #YALITCHAT. Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel -> http://bit.ly/hJVmK 7/14/2010 17:54 chrstinef: RT @sharifwrites: RT @dawnmetcalf: And now it's almost time for #YALITCHAT. Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel -> http://bit.ly/hJVmK 7/14/2010 17:55 srolutola: @4KidLit But was it original???? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 17:56 sharifwrites: @Georgia_McBride: #YALITCHAT at 9PM EST // Great topic! --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK 7/14/2010 17:56 Brent_Watson41: Not sure if I'll be home in time for #YALITCHAT :( 7/14/2010 17:56 Rozamillion01: Nailing your HS experience in YA novel at #YALITCHAT 7/14/2010 17:56 CynthiaCWillis: Another great #YALITCHAT topic! Happy to be here! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 17:57 Kristi_Cook: RT @dawnmetcalf: And now it's almost time for #YALITCHAT. Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK @Georgia_McBride 7/14/2010 17:57 Georgia_McBride: #YAlitchat in 2 minutes. MUTE me if you have no interest in being taken back to high school tonight! 7/14/2010 17:58 10 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Leaheps: hi everyone. I'm excited about this chat--first one in a long while #yalitchat 7/14/2010 17:59 dlschubert: Hello, everyone! Happy #yalitchat ;-) 7/14/2010 17:59 NicolaMarsh: RT @dawnmetcalf: And now it's almost time for #YALITCHAT. Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK @Georgia_McBride 7/14/2010 18:00 SheviStories: #YALitChat on high-school experiences starts now! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:00 Georgia_McBride: Cara and I brainstormed about how to shape this topic. Based on some of the queries and manuscripts I read, this is where we are. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:01 Georgia_McBride: Since so many of us who write YA are er, uh not all that young (though that is changing)... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:02 Georgia_McBride: What do you do to ensure authenticity in your YA novel re: the YA/teen experience/hs experience? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:03 WriterCrys: RT @Georgia_McBride: #YALITCHAT at 9PM EST Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel --> http://bit.ly/hJVmK Join us then! 7/14/2010 18:03 adamselzer: Misery, misery, and the certain knowledge that everyone else is getting laid, but you never will. SHOULD we nail it? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:04 sleepisoptional: I actually use phrases I hear in conversation between my daughter's friends. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:04 srolutola: I think this topic is more difficult than it lets on cuz everyone's highschool exp is diff - depends on SO many factors #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:04 dlschubert: I rely on memories as well as observing the high-school teens in my house. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:04 lisagailgreen: Don't talk down to them. Don't try too hard to sound "cool" just be natural #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:05 crissachappell: Don't toss your diaries. That's where the good stuff comes from... (I even kept my old notebooks, swarming with doodles) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:05 WriterCrys: @Georgia_McBride I always have a few teen readers critique for voice/language. At 36, I'm no longer up on teen vernacular #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:05 kellyhashway: Working in a 7-12 school building definitely helped me. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:05 11 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Leaheps: Hard to be universal, so I go for the specific. For example, in my hs growing up, cheerleaders were IT. In the hs here, not so #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:05 urkidnrite: The latter frightens me. :) RT @dlschubert: I rely on memories as well as observing the high-school teens in my house. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:05 CynthiaCWillis: For me: Memories, watching teens, reading lots of YA. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:05 SheviStories: There are some things you might not want to nail about the high-school experience, like the f-word in the halls. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:05 Georgia_McBride: @Rozamillion01 Indeed. But the physical/exterior circumstances must ring true for your readers. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:06 srolutola: i mean some ppl might say that mean girls are cliche but a lot of high schools have them #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:06 BloggersBooks: Curious about tonight's #yalitchat. I've seen a few books recently with high school experiences very different from my high school now. 7/14/2010 18:06 Leaheps: My high school yearbook inscriptions are helpful for voice #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:06 dawnmetcalf: @adamselzer Is that "nailing the hs experience" or referencing "getting laid"? ;-) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:06 Christina_Lee04: Hi EVERYONE *waves* good topic! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:06 tehawesomersace: It that time! Mute me if you don't want to hear all about #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:06 SheviStories: Teens behave differently among themselves than when adults are around. Just observing as an adult probably isn't good enough. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:07 Brent_Watson41: @Georgia_McBride basically I live and breathe (often with my nose plugged) my target audience every day I go to work #YALITCHAT 7/14/2010 18:07 Georgia_McBride: @srolutola Indeed. So you think the approach must be broad? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:07 CynthiaCWillis: RT @Leaheps: My high school yearbook inscriptions are helpful for voice--that is brilliant! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:07 EbonyMcKenna: #yalitchat If your character is true and behaves realistically, then it will ring true, no matter the year or school 7/14/2010 18:07 john_zeleznik: HS has changed soooo much from 1991...I'm relying on what I see as a HS English teacher. #yalitchat 12 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 18:08 Leaheps: @SheviStories good point re. how teens behave around adults vs. w/each other #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:08 tehawesomersace: @fullofstars I went to a huge school and then a small school. It was frighteningly similar. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:08 WriterCrys: @crissachappell My journals were covered in doodles and pics of River Phoenix #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:08 Georgia_McBride: @dlschubert Me too and very vividly. I lived and loved with ever fiber of my being in hs. I think it's the same with all teens. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:08 srolutola: don't try 2 hard to make ur highschoolers so witty that they always have a oneliner rdy 4 every occas. may end up sounding forced #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:08 Leaheps: funny, but I watched pretty little liars, and even that seems dated. Same with Glee h.s. with its uber-cheerleaders. Still fun #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 Rozamillion01: You still have those groups. the pop kids jocks band people and those people will be divided out. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 khyrinthia: @bloggersbooks only a few? xD I've never read a book even vaguely similar to my current high school situation #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 cuppajolie: Feelings have not changed since any of us were in high school. Technology and communication are a different story. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 skodobah: Don't you forget about me.... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 dawnmetcalf: I try not to write about "high school students". I write about a specific teen having a specific exp. Emotions are universal. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 BloggersBooks: I do have to say that in my school of 600 per class, we don't really have cliques or mean girls. We hang out with whoever. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 srolutola: @Georgia_McBride i guess so. don't have too strict a vision of what the 'authentic high school exp' is bc there probably ISNT one #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 Georgia_McBride: @SheviStories Spy cams? What do you recommend? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 EbonyMcKenna: #yalitchat Too many references to TV shows or trends can really date the book. Are today's 16-y-olds really watching Buffy? 7/14/2010 18:09 kellyhashway: I help my husband coach high school cross country. Kids are more relaxed around coaches 13 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html than in the school building. It's great. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 crissachappell: @WriterCrys nice. We used to cover our textbooks in paper bags...perfect for layers of pencil doodles (faded like cave drawings) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 Georgia_McBride: @Christina_Lee04 Hey. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:09 SheviStories: It's important to keep up to date: teens won't believe a teen's experience is modern w/o cell phone, texting, email... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:10 EbonyMcKenna: @dawnmetcalf absolutely, it's the emotions that make a character come to life. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:10 Leaheps: RT @dawnmetcalf: I try not to write about "high school students". I write about specific teen . Emotions are universal. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:10 john_zeleznik: @srolutola I HAD a one liner ready for every moment when I was in HS! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:10 dawnmetcalf: LOL! *MY* kind of high school experience! RT @skodobah Don't you forget about me.... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:10 dawnmetcalf: RT @cuppajolie: Feelings have not changed since any of us were in high school. Technology and communication are a different story. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:10 crissachappell: RT @dawnmetcalf: I try not to write about "high school students". I write about a specific teen having a specific exp. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:10 Leaheps: RT @john_zeleznik: @srolutola I HAD a one liner ready for every moment when I was in HS! ME TOO! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:10 skodobah: One thing I noticed in Twilight was the lack of cell phone use by Bella and the other characters. Not sure if anyone had one. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:11 tehawesomersace: @john_zeleznik Did you practice them when no one was around? I did. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:11 HeatherMcCorkle: @EbonyMcKenna Great point, probably not. What's hot is always changing! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:11 ondineb: RT @EbonyMcKenna: #yalitchat If your character is true and behaves realistically, then it will ring true, no matter the year or school 7/14/2010 18:11 srolutola: it also depends on the school - good resources/dedicated teachers or horrible conditions/low-quality evrything? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:11 WriterCrys: Single best thing about high school? #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:11 14 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html adamselzer: Your book WILL be dated soon, so go ahead and be contemporary. But readers will judge your chars (& book) on their musical taste. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:11 kellyhashway: @skodobah In the movie they had them. Can't remember if they used them in the novel. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:12 BloggersBooks: And mean girls? Eh. Not really. We all have our PMS moments. We all move on. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:12 sharifwrites: @SheviStories I don't leave out the technology, it's very important today, but I try to keep it vague to not date the writing. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:12 Georgia_McBride: @EbonyMcKenna Exactly. too many writers reference shows and music from THEIR childhood in their YA novels. Mistake. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:12 SheviStories: @skodobah Drives me nuts when modern characters don't use cell phones, particularly when one call could solve their problems. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:12 kellyhashway: @skodobah I think Bella emailed her mom in the book. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:12 tehawesomersace: @skodobah That's because there isn't any reception in Forks. *snort* #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:12 john_zeleznik: @tehawesomersace Being a smart ass is like being a HR hitter in baseball. You strike out a lot, but you sure hit a lot of homers. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:12 Christina_Lee04: Was a teacher-lots of boys-and seem to be surrounded by male teen nephews in my family. Hmm...wonder why I write boy books? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:12 Georgia_McBride: @cuppajolie Aboslutely. Today we are talking about the hs experience. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:12 srolutola: @john_zeleznik no doubt some kids do, but when EVERY ONE of your teenage mcs talk like that it gets silly. just a pet peeve tho #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:13 skodobah: Exactly!? Got a finger? Dial me on the cell when you need me! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:13 kellyhashway: @SheviStories But if one phone call could solve the problem, then there really isn't a story. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:13 Buffyandrews: Technology changes so rapidly. I think you have to include it but keep it on the vague side. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:13 skodobah: @tehawesomersace LOL! Or else they have T-Mobile. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:13 sharifwrites: @Georgia_McBride I see that too, only do that in reference to the parents, not to the MC. #yalitchat 15 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 18:13 SheviStories: @sharifwrites Exactly the way to do it: mention video games, for example, but not Wii or PS3. Might not be around in 10 years. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:13 skodobah: @Buffyandrews True, but keeping something as common as a cell out of a story is a bit... Twilight-ish!! LOL! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:13 Georgia_McBride: @Rozamillion01 but that's true in life. the models, the tech geeks, the writers, the housekeepers. so what? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:13 Leaheps: @Georgia_McBride do you think music/shows/movies should be mentioned, but contemporary ones? Or make them up? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:14 cuppajolie: It's been fun eaves dropping on teen girls at the pool. Mostly they talk about boys, parents, and texting. Or, they are texting. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:14 Christina_Lee04: RT @WriterCrys: Single best thing about high school? Leaving it--LOL! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:14 EbonyMcKenna: #yalitchat A high school needs just as much world building as a made up country or a town. 7/14/2010 18:14 susanwrites: I think if we can nail the emotion, we can often nail the experience. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:14 dawnmetcalf: @sharifwrites @SheviStories Don't be afraid of using tech, IMO. Ignoring it is obvious. "Cell phones" may date but it's real now! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:14 kellyhashway: My students loved The Pigman, but try explaining a rotary phone to 8th graders! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:14 skodobah: @cuppajolie Isn't that fun? I love hearing the kids chat it up. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:14 HeatherMcCorkle: Some of the best YA I've read stays away from modern technology all together. It's simpler, if you can do it with your novel. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:14 tehawesomersace: My biggest pet peeve about YA is that everyone seems to have a car. I walked...a lot. Or took bus. So did friends. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:14 Georgia_McBride: @SheviStories I think that's OK. A book released twenty years ago which references PacMan makes sense. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:15 cuppajolie: It's not easy to follow the #yalitchat and #rgz conversations at the same time. #failing 7/14/2010 18:15 skodobah: When teenage boys talk, it's about chicks and cars. Same as it ever was. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:15 crissachappell: @EbonyMcKenna true...I can't stand generic high school settings. Every school is unique 16 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html (even in the same city). #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:15 skodobah: Pardon me... my son is trying to rip-up a library book. #evilsin #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:15 Buffyandrews: @tehawesomersace It's probably because if a teen drives, there's no issue with them getting around. It simplifies things. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:15 Georgia_McBride: @Leaheps making them up seems bizarre to me. always scratch my head at made up shows. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:15 HeatherMcCorkle: @tehawesomersace True! We've got to be sure not to make things too easy on our characters. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:15 BellaVidaLetty: lololol :) RT @Christina_Lee04 @WriterCrys: Single best thing about high school? Leaving it--LOL! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:16 john_zeleznik: @tehawesomersace Not as uncommon as you think. I've had a car of some kind since I was 17. Most of my friends did too. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:16 glenak: @SheviStories oh invent a game system that has some connection to the ones that exist. That way it can never get outdated #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:16 Jaime_Reed: It helps to have young relative to study from, nieces, nephews, cousins. they can help u w/ the lingo & new trends. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:16 Leaheps: @Georgia_McBride it's tough, though. I had a sis wearing a Rolling Stones t-shirt. Too dated? But what if she's retro? dunno #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:16 adamselzer: Everything dates. Everything from 10 (let alone 30) years ago is dated or a period piece now. No shame in a period piece. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:16 dawnmetcalf: There are teens from big schools, small schools, private schools & homeschooled. We'll still recognize ourselves in them. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:16 ElanaJ: @tehawesomersace I had a car because I lived reeeaaaly far away from everything else. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:16 skodobah: @tehawesomersace I had to schlep at Wendy's to save up enough for my first car. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:16 CynthiaCWillis: @Georgia_McBride Good point. Made up names feel odd to me, too. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:17 cuppajolie: @skodobah So fun. Not only the chatting, but the "making a fool of themselves. " That's mostly the boys. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:17 17 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html SheviStories: @Georgia_McBride My daughter groaned at the opening of The Princess Bride because of the old-fashioned video game. Kids notice. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:17 skodobah: @adamselzer I like to re-read Judy Blume books. They are dated, but the topics are timeless. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:17 Georgia_McBride: @Leaheps not a problem. if it feels right and makes sense, do it. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:17 marybrebner: Yay! Remembered tonight was Wed (trying to house train new dog, who refuses to "go potty" *headdesk*). #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:17 dlschubert: I agree: the less technology mentioned, the better. That said, in order for story 2 ring true, u can't ignore current reality. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:17 tehawesomersace: Second point: no after school jobs? RT @skodobah: @tehawesomersace I had to schlep at Wendys to save up enough for my first car. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:17 adamselzer: In my town (and most built in the last 20 years), you couldn't get ANYWHERE without a car. No sidewalks. Every1 had to have one. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:17 ElanaJ: @adamselzer I agree! ("No shame in a period piece.") #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:17 Jaime_Reed: All in all, not much has changes in HS, same drama, same heartbreak, same lame activities, just better technology. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 Leaheps: RT @skodobah: @adamselzer I like to re-read Judy Blume books. They are dated, but the topics are timeless. yay Judy B! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 HeatherMcCorkle: @dlschubert Great point. It's a careful balance. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 Christina_Lee04: @adamselzer musical taste? Ya think? I just mentioned Radiohead in my latest and was called on it by crit group--tough one. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 kathymccullough: @tehawesomersace I agree with the car comment, and also it bugs me when no kids have jobs. When I was a teen, we all had jobs #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 skodobah: @tehawesomersace Yeah, it seems that is missing from a lot of YA today. Hey kids, where ya gonna get gas money? #mom&dad? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 sleepisoptional: @tehawesomersace No buses in my town. I don't think I knew anyone WITHOUT a car who was old enough to drive. #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 18 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html BloggersBooks: @Georgia_McBride Yeah, but at any given time, I know at least two kids who's phones are broken. Not doing anything if broken. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 SheviStories: TV families in the 50s & 60s generally didn't have TVs. That was pretty silly. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 DEcharacters: As a teen, I wasn't allowed to have a job. Parents said so because I had to focus on school and other activities #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 HeatherMcCorkle: @Jaime_Reed True. The world around it may have changed but the human element has not. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 dawnmetcalf: @tehawesomersace Nowadays (around here) they've extended the driver's permit to driver's license age. Can only drive w/a parent?? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 Georgia_McBride: @tehawesomersace yeah. i don't know. what books r u reading? then again in paranormal, u don't need cars. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:18 marybrebner: @dlschubert Exactly re tech. Put enough in to make current but not enough to really date book. Tech moves faster than publishing! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:19 tehawesomersace: So all those who had cars: did you live in rural areas? I lived in the city, and no one had a car... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:19 Christina_Lee04: LOVE it! RT @Jaime_Reed: Not much has changes in HS, same drama, same heartbreak, same lame activities, just better technology. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:19 skodobah: @PeterMcL "Drake pressed the ON button in his Prius and away we went on our date!" #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:19 oheyitsvivian: @dlschubert I agree too. I was rereading a book and the girl was talking about getting a beeper. I was like...well, then. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:19 john_zeleznik: @tehawesomersace The pressure on these kids to succeed in school is crushing. Often there is no time for a job! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:19 lisagailgreen: I agree that emotions are what tie us together no matter what the time frame. And teens feel intense emotions #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:19 Georgia_McBride: @SheviStories tell her its called retro. LOL. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:19 nelsaroberto: Growing up in small, rural town of less than 3,000 with the biggest city a 45 min drive away getting your license was EVERYTHING. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:19 skodobah: @tehawesomersace I lived in a small beach city. Walked everywhere & took the bus before I bought my car. #yalitchat 19 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 18:19 SheviStories: In some ways you don't want to be too realistic, writing about kids who veg out in front of the TV or play video games all day. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:19 tehawesomersace: @Georgia_McBride A lot of contemporaries... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:19 dlschubert: I'm in the burbs, and ALL the kids have p/t jobs. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 thereadingzone: @glenak technology is huge for teens- cell phones, social networking, ipads, etc. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 ElanaJ: @tehawesomersace Yes, rural. Had to drive to the city. And I did work too. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 Buffyandrews: The repercussions have changed. Used to be the cop caught us drinking, he'd dump it and tell parents. Now, it's charges. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 john_zeleznik: @tehawesomersace A middle class suburb of a midsized, Rust-belt city. Needed cars to go everywhere! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 deegarretson: So true! @Jaime_Reed All in all, not much changes in HS, same drama same heartbreak same lame activities, just better technology #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 Leaheps: @PeterMcL But don't some want to read about their own experience, and some want experiences different and new? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 dawnmetcalf: @skodobah @kathymccullough @tehawesomersace When I was a teen, no job until summers/breaks. Told to STUDY STUDY STUDY instead. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 skodobah: @SheviStories LOL! Eating Cheetos and wondering when mom will take them to Gamestop! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 KarlaKT: @john_zeleznik Manufactured drama...yup, see it as a teen parent and teacher. Like life should feel like reality TV ---ugh. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 adamselzer: @Christina_Lee04 I'd have no problem w/ that, but kids judge each other on musical taste - and will do it to ur characters, too #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 dawnmetcalf: RT @lisagailgreen: I agree that emotions are what tie us together no matter what the time frame. And teens feel intense emotions #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 dlschubert: Bingo! RT @marybrebner ...Tech moves faster than publishing! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 dawnmetcalf: @john_zeleznik Exactly. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 20 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html susanwrites: We certainly didn't have the focus on testing testing testing when I was in HS. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:20 skodobah: @dawnmetcalf I wish that had been me. It was always work and school; no emphasis on one or the other. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:21 sleepisoptional: @DEcharacters I'm right there with you - grades more important than $. My parents said no job for me. My MC is jobless... #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 18:21 kellyhashway: @dawnmetcalf My parents told me school was my job--until summer came. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:21 SheviStories: Yes! RT @skodobah: @SheviStories LOL! Eating Cheetos and wondering when mom will take them to Gamestop! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:21 marypearson: RT @dawnmetcalf: I try not to write about "high school students". I write about a specific teen having a specific exp. Emotions are universal. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:21 skodobah: Gen-x folks - How did Breakfast Club influence you? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:21 adamselzer: Far fewer kids have jobs than 10 years ago now, though. We thought we needed it them to build resumes. Hurt more than helped. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:21 cuppajolie: Technology has also provided new ways of being mean. Also anonymous. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:21 thereadingzone: @kellyhashway Same thing most of my students parents say. School is your job.Many kids then go to camp/work camp in summer. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 Buffyandrews: me, too. and i tell my kids this... RT @kellyhashway: @dawnmetcalf My parents told me school was my job--until summer came. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 tehawesomersace: @skodobah I have a deep and abiding hate for fingerless gloves... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 Georgia_McBride: But its not just hs that's diferent. The world around them is. More parents r divorced. More classes are structured differently. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 dawnmetcalf: @susanwrites Good point. "Teach to the test" is a real high-pressure reality for these kids. College diploma is like hs diploma. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 lisagailgreen: LOL I guess fantasy might be easier when considering some of this #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 SheviStories: I was the Ally Sheedy character. RT @skodobah: Gen-x folks - How did Breakfast Club influence you? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 EbonyMcKenna: @skodobah I'm Gen-x - Breakfast Club v entertaining. But didn't see it until I left high school :-) #yalitchat 21 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 18:22 CynthiaCWillis: @skodobah I liked the characters a lot. Of course, right? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 phoebeeating: @skodobah It made me love scruffy slacker boys? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 Buffyandrews: @adamselzer How did having job hurt more than help? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 glenak: @thereadingzone i actually invented a device like d ipad 4 my book #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 Christina_Lee04: Every exper. is so very different. I taught in a poor district. Technology? Teachers nor kids had access--just chalk and erasers. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 BookEditorLM: RT @lisagailgreen: I agree that emotions are what tie us together no matter what the time frame. And teens feel intense emotions #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 glenak: @kathymccullough yep. Exactly! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 kellyhashway: @lisagailgreen good point! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:22 skodobah: @tehawesomersace I know what to get you for your birthday!!!! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:23 thereadingzone: @phoebeeating Oh yeah. And kids are very critical of authors who use tech incorrectly. They lose credibility #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:23 Georgia_McBride: Should this not be reflected in what we write? The differences in the world outside of the hs walls? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:23 SheviStories: Speaking of The Breakfast Club, my daughter hated it. Said, "How can you like a movie that takes place in one room?" Good point. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:23 crissachappell: not everybody in hs = nerd/jock/outsider girl lusting after the hot guy. I'd love to see more stories about girls I relate to... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:23 Jaime_Reed: Just visity ur old HS, for research. The best thing for a writer to do is to talk to teens get their take on life. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:23 skodobah: @EbonyMcKenna I saw it on video after it came out because I was a loser. I was Ally Sheedy! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:23 dawnmetcalf: YES! Bullying/relationship violence + Internet. RT @cuppajolie Technology also provides new ways of being mean. Also anonymous. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:23 22 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html kathymccullough: I'm in L.A. and ride the bus (really!): lots of kids! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:23 tehawesomersace: @skodobah A carton of cigarettes? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:23 adamselzer: @Buffyandrews a resume full of retail and restaurant gigs only qualifies you for more of the same. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:24 skodobah: @Jaime_Reed I would LOVE to go back to my school and talk to the kids. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:24 thereadingzone: @dawnmetcalf Most drama I see with my students starts online. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:24 john_zeleznik: I sometimes think having a job messed me up as a student. Too tied up in "making money" than working hard in school. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:24 Leaheps: Talking to teens doesn't help me much. I honestly have to go deep to access my emotions at that time--to pretend I'm a teen #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:24 nelsaroberto: So competitive now in terms of academics (not for all).Stress & pressure to succeed academically & go on to university huge now.#yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:24 skodobah: @tehawesomersace Yeah! That makes a great gift! #judd #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:24 BloggersBooks: A lot of kids in my grade have jobs. We're currently going into junior year. If you're 16? You're trying to get a job. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:24 phoebeeating: @skodobah Ha! Looking over at my husband . . . kind of married a Bender. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:24 susanwrites: HS kids with babies of their own is something that was never heard of (or talked about) when I was in HS. Now all too common. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:24 dawnmetcalf: @Jaime_Reed Don't need to do that. Just need to watch the reality TV show "American High School." That WAS my high school. ;-) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:25 SheviStories: Not high-school per se, but kids today live in a very fast world. Sound bites. Tweets. Texts. Gotta get to the punch quick. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:25 tehawesomersace: @adamselzer A college degree can get you the same, especially in PA. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:25 skodobah: My dad lost his job when I was 16. The next day, I pounded the pavement until I got my own. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:25 skodobah: @phoebeeating Good for you!!!! *clap-clap* #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:25 23 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Buffyandrews: @susanwrites They even have nurseries in the schools for students who have kids. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:25 EbonyMcKenna: @skodobah Breakfast Club had only 2 female characters, but at least it had 2! Some teen films only had girls as afterthought #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:25 deegarretson: @crissachappell I also get tired of the stereotypical mean girls, lots of mean girls out there, but make them interesting #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:25 skodobah: @tehawesomersace LOL! As someone without a degree (yes, I will admit it), I'm pretty damned lucky to have gone this far. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 MyraMcEntire: *waves to #yalitchat - promises to return once these revisions are turned in - hopefully by July 28th!* 7/14/2010 18:26 glenak: @dawnmetcalf yep! That's pretty much wat i do most of the time for research lol plus lots of stuff on d internet #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 dawnmetcalf: Best use of technology for reflecting teen angst = unsent messages from girl to boy in BALLAD by @mstiefvater. Read it. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 KarlaKT: My weekend waitressing job helped me---dealing with people, managing time. Made me know I wanted a career, #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 phoebeeating: @susanwrites It always happened! My father had a baby in HS--the mat. grandparents made the mom put it up for adoption #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 AbielleRose: RT @Jaime_Reed: All in all, not much has changes in HS, same drama, same heartbreak, same lame activities, just better technology. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 john_zeleznik: I was horrified when I found out one of our summer institute students (incoming Freshman) has a 1 year old! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 skodobah: All the retail jobs lead to office jobs... and graphics, marketing, writing, editing... creative direction. You never know. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 EbonyMcKenna: #yalitchat Lack of girls in books and movies as a teen has me deliberately populating my books with girls. 7/14/2010 18:26 Jaime_Reed: The teen/coming of age premise is universal. Note passing has turned into texting, making out has turned into hooking up...#yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 Georgia_McBride: @thereadingzone Readers/teens are critical or writers who get anything about their world wrong. You only get one shot. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 24 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html HeatherMcCorkle: @deegarretson I couldn't agree more! The mean girls (or any antagonist) of today's YA should be multi-dimensional! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 dlschubert: @MyraMcEntire Hi, Myra! Hugs to you, my friend. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:26 NyxensAdventure: Most high schools don't have that slutty cheerleader or that jerk who's a jock or that unpopular nerdy kid. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:27 PaulWHankins: Part of that Hughes magic is he found room for the nerd, right? Not just as comic relief, but as a member w/in the microcosm. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:27 Rozamillion01: if it's sports that remains the same, if it is classes look them up on the internet what most teens are taking now #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:27 skodobah: @EbonyMcKenna That is interesting... you are right. It was all about the boys. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:27 skodobah: @NyxensAdventure Oh, mine did! We had a gaggle of stereotypes at San Clemente High! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:27 HeatherMcCorkle: Love that! RT @EbonyMcKenna #yalitchat Lack of girls in books & movies as a teen has me populating my books with girls. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:27 marybrebner: @john_zeleznik Sad as it is, we've had several pregnant 8th graders over the last couple of years. Fast-moving world, indeed. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:27 SheviStories: BTW, just signed daughter up for an online high school: WiloStar3D.com. How's that for a modern high-school experience? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:27 MyraMcEntire: @dlschubert MISS YOU! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:27 Leaheps: RT @NyxensAdventure: Most high schools dont have that slutty cheerleader or that jerk whos a jock or that unpopular nerdy kid. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:27 skodobah: Farmer Ted. Need I say more? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:28 skodobah: BRB #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:28 KatherineBoG: But are teens looking for reality in their books? Or hyper-reality? Or stylized reality? While must ring true, mustn't be true. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:28 adamselzer: @tehawesomersace I tell kids that these days, college is likely to be a sacrifice ya make to get smarter. Incl. bus.degrees. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:28 crissachappell: @deegarretson My tiny little hs was so mean...even the lowest kid on the social totem 25 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html pole was mean. High school is war. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:28 tehawesomersace: @NyxensAdventure You're right. Now the valedictorian is slutty, and the jock is a video game nerd. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:28 dawnmetcalf: Great research tool about the high schooler experience? YouTube. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:28 SheviStories: Glee? RT @Leaheps: Most high schools dont have that slutty cheerleader or that jerk whos a jock or that unpopular nerdy kid. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:28 marybrebner: I was part of the black-clad newspaper geeks. Not emo or angsty so much as I liked black. And working on the newspaper. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:28 tehawesomersace: @adamselzer Yeah, the Masters is the new Bachelors. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:29 PaulWHankins: @dawnmetcalf http://www.amazon.com/You-Couldnt-Ignore-Tried-Generation /dp/0307408434 Ask your Indie, but here's the book. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:29 Rozamillion01: HS depending on the size have a lot of different things going on too.#yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:29 adelegriffin: @deegarretson v much agree-- gave my "mean girl" a crippling case of OCD in my new book #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:29 kellyhashway: @dawnmetcalf That is very true! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:29 Leaheps: @SheviStories yeah, I was just rt'ing someone's thought--my school did have those people. sigh. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:29 Buffyandrews: the cum competition leads to teens with eating disorders, mental disorders, seriously, it's crazy... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:29 cuppajolie: @susanwrites I ran into one of my 2nd graders (now 19) with her 2 & 1/2 year old today. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:29 phoebeeating: @marybrebner I was goth for awhile. Don't see goth kids much anymore even at Hot Topic! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:29 adamselzer: @tehawesomersace and a BA is like a high school degree 30 years ago. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:29 crissachappell: @marybrebner I was a yearbook geek, too. It was like...re-writing my version of reality. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:30 26 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html dlschubert: Tell the story u feel compelled to tell. Beta readers/agents/editors will help you tweak it. Don't get lost in what's "correct." #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:30 EbonyMcKenna: Teen pregnancies? Yeah, my school had a couple of them, and I went to a Catholic girls school. #yalitchat #wafernotacontraceptive 7/14/2010 18:30 deegarretson: @crissachappell makes you see how group mentality can take over, especially among that age #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:30 bethrevis: Definitely consider changing stereotypes. Don't forget that some schools have their own specific stereotypes. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:30 cuppajolie: @susanwrites But there were definitely teens with kids at my HS too. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:30 skodobah: @tehawesomersace LOL!!!!!! Slutty smart girl meets virginal bad boy. Interesting story dynamic there. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:30 tehawesomersace: @adamselzer Tell me about it *hides stupid history degree* #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:30 dlschubert: RT @SheviStories I believe most readers are looking to escape from reality, but it still has to ring true. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:30 KarlaKT: I think there's more pressure to succeed--to decide what you're going to do----most have to "know" by 8th grade for classes #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 marybrebner: @phoebeeating We have a couple goth-ish types at our middle school but they're more emo #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 adelegriffin: @PaulWHankins yes he did plus empowered the nerd with genuine disregard of the "cool" #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:31 BloggersBooks: In our area, middle school was the time for cliques and "mean girls". We're over it in high school. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 deegarretson: @adelegriffin that's what I mean, good choice for a mean girl! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 Jaime_Reed: Attention YA Writers: to write about HS, in 1st POV, u have got to speak the lingo. u can't be corny or out of date. Research! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 phoebeeating: @SheviStories I don't know if that is always the case--my favorite book as a teen was "Sloppy Seconds" which hit v. close to home #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 27 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html PaulWHankins: @adamselzer Be careful. States put a lot of pressure on secondary teachers to offer dual credit. Our Valed. walked with 24 hours. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:31 LM_Preston: @dsmeek36 @GRgenius #novel@WheelManPress #book #blog@cleemckenzie #read You authors rock! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 wendydelsol: Just jumping in. So the consensus is all has changed & nothing has changed in the h.s. experience. Good. That's what I thought. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 kathymccullough: @BloggersBooks Okay then! Proof at last! :) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 Christina_Lee04: TRUE!RT @dlschubert: Tell story u feel compelled to tell. Betas/agents/editors will tweak it. Dont get lost in whats "correct." #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 marybrebner: @crissachappell LOL--Was waaaay more popular in my yearbooks than I was in reality...benies of being a yearbooker #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 Georgia_McBride: @phoebeeating @marybrebner I'm sorry. I spit food all over my laptop on that one. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:31 EbonyMcKenna: #yalitchat It has to ring true, regardless of era, technology, setting etc. Give the characters strong beliefs, have them act accordingly 7/14/2010 18:32 adamselzer: @tehawesomersace eh, a business degree would have been just as useless. The lucrative majors are mostly engineering. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:32 Rozamillion01: We had three main dances a year, one was a private one you were invited to by a Key club memeber .#yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:32 PaulWHankins: The load chart on some of my students have them taking 3 or 4 Dual Credit courses in junior year. Pressure to succeed is real. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:32 NyxensAdventure: RT @BloggersBooks: In our area, middle school was the time for cliques and "mean girls". We're over it in high school. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:32 PaulWHankins: RT @dawnmetcalf: @crissachappell @marybrebner Read HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT? Perfect example of yearbook geek. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 SheviStories: Write the story first, and then research it to make sure you got the details right. It's usually just details, after all. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 dawnmetcalf: @wendydelsol *laughs* I think the emotions are the same but how they show up in technology/slang is completely different. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 crissachappell: @marybrebner My thing was writing photo captions....describing stuff in a way that 28 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html was...more poetic (in my mind) than real life #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 phoebeeating: @Georgia_McBride Ha! Whoops, meant "Sloppy firsts" #yalitchat #oops 7/14/2010 18:33 NyxensAdventure: I honestly believe middle school was worse than high school. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 lisagailgreen: I don't know about you guys but I was looking for escape when I was a teen reader. I wanted to be someone different for a while #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 KarlaKT: Think kids are smart enough to know not all schools are like theirs and give us some wiggle room as long as voice rings true #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 dlschubert: @MyraMcEntire I miss you, too. ;-( #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 tehawesomersace: @adamselzer Our engineers here are being outsourced. Folks from overseas have similar degrees, but work for less. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 melaniegoodman: My hs experience involved hours of academic decathlon studying after school and weekends/holidays. Not very interesting reading. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 marybrebner: @crissachappell Preview of your writing career--excellent! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 glenak: @SheviStories For me, most readers are looking to just read something entertaining. Whether it's realistic or not, dont matter #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 deegarretson: great thing about YA is that readers are fascinated by experiences at high schools unlike their own, gives writers freedom #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 kellyhashway: @NyxensAdventure I completely agree! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 dawnmetcalf: RT @lisagailgreen: I don't know about you guys but I was looking for escape when I was a teen reader. I wanted to be someone different for a while #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 Christina_Lee04: What would I be w/o my betas saying, "That's sounds like the author's voice." Practice makes perfect! Er, mostly... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:33 oheyitsvivian: @NyxensAdventure cosigned. Middle school was straight up hell #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:34 aquafortis: I'm amazed at how accomplished some of today's HS seniors are, compared to when I was in HS. I don't want to dumb down characters #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:34 AlleyofBooks: Seems I can't be punctual lately. What's the topic? #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:34 29 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Buffyandrews: I think the expectations of teachers have changed with the technology kids have available. projects more high-tech. Movies, etc. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:34 jennwwrites: I'm late tonight and can't figure out the topic. Can anyone enlighten me?:) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:34 Georgia_McBride: @KarlaKT and think they enjoy reading about schools that are different from theirs. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:34 phoebeeating: @bloggersbooks Middle school--ugh! There's a reason I write about kids in their upper teens. Don't care to revisit age 12! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:34 marybrebner: @NyxensAdventure Oh, by far--middle school was SO much worse than HS. And from what I see in the halls, it still is. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:34 PaulWHankins: @Buffyandrews The Academy programs at some schools begin "tracking" freshmen upon enrollment. How's that for manifest destiny? #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:34 Leaheps: RT @glenak: @SheviStories most readers are looking to just read something entertaining. Whether its realistic or not, dont matter #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:34 NyxensAdventure: @kellyhashway I'm glad someone does! Middle school was full of drama! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:35 SheviStories: Who here liked high school? I hated it. College was much better, 'cause I could choose what to study, who to be with. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:35 Georgia_McBride: @PaulWHankins What is in place to help them cope? Our school had nothing. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:35 adelegriffin: @NyxensAdventure completely agree, in m.s. i was just rudderless. by h.s. had armed myself #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:35 Buffyandrews: @PaulWHankins Yeah. That's our school pretty much. How is kid suppose to know? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:35 dlschubert: We all have similar yet diff experiences-that's what makes story telling rich. Utilize ur experiences & tell a great story. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:35 PaulWHankins: One of the biggest challenges for readers is not which boy to choose, but can they make it through next 9 week marking period. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:35 phoebeeating: RT @adelegriffin: @NyxensAdventure completely agree, in m.s. i was just rudderless. by h.s. had armed myself #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:35 30 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Leaheps: As a teen, and now, I read to learn what people thought but wouldn't say out loud--inner lives #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:35 adamselzer: middle school presumably would have been the worse of the 2 for me, but I moved to place with more hillbillies for HS. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:35 KarlaKT: @Georgia_McBride Agreed-part of the escape of a great book. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 Rozamillion01: YOu can't write this stuff from a parent's POV they will totally read right through that act. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 phoebeeating: @Georgia_McBride Guidance counselors? . . . kidding! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 Georgia_McBride: @PaulWHankins We took college level course as we were affiliated with the college. Loads of pressure entering the school. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:36 PeterMcL: HS just gets in the way of my plots. It's too constraining and uninteresting. In the end, I set my story in holidays. #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 dawnmetcalf: @phoebeeating @bloggersbooks I told people in middle school that my family was going to move. Fervent wish fulfillment denied. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 BloggersBooks: @phoebeeating In seventh grade my locker didn't lock. THAT was a fun year. Loved the broken mirror shoved inside. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 Buffyandrews: @Georgia_McBride Schools have many more pepl to help. Deans, and guidance counselors and peer counselors and...... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 marybrebner: @SheviStories Didn't really like/care about HS. Pretty much lived for life outside of HS (job, friends, band...) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 LM_Preston: I changed hs every year #yalitchat, so I've got a lot of material 7/14/2010 18:36 SheviStories: There's only one person I went to high school with who I'd like to see again, just one. There are more I never want to see. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 Georgia_McBride: @SheviStories I loved school. Yep. I'm one of those. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 jennwwrites: Very true. RT @Leaheps: As a teen, and now, I read to learn what people thought but wouldnt say out loud--inner lives #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 kellyhashway: @PeterMcL I tend to do this too, for the same reason. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:36 PaulWHankins: @Georgia_McBride You don't want me to answer that. Study harder seems to be the 31 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html early and late intervention offered. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:37 Georgia_McBride: @Buffyandrews No. I don't mean talking about stuff. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:37 Buffyandrews: School lunches have changed with emphasis on healthy entrees. When I was in h.s., we had ice-cream and lots of good stuff. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:37 Jaime_Reed: HS may be different for some. It's important to stay realivant to its time. Having realistic dialogue is half the battle. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:37 adamselzer: I recognize almost everyone from mddle school on facebook, but HS is all rank strangers to me. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:37 Leaheps: @adelegriffin I enjoyed THE DUFF, too. Not "realism," just fun & fresh #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:38 dawnmetcalf: @Georgia_McBride @PaulWHankins My school wasn't /if/ you were going to college, but /which one/? (Or which Ivy League?)=Pressure! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:38 Georgia_McBride: @PaulWHankins Same at my school. I was an overachiever until I got to college and was faced with having to study. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:38 PaulWHankins: @Brent_Watson41 Off-topic, but so is ours, for the record. But the academy programs have a tendancy to lean as does Voc. Ed. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:38 marybrebner: @Buffyandrews Cafeteria story: Friend from Canada introed me to French fries dipped in mayo. Forever converted. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:38 phoebeeating: @Buffyandrews Oh no! I recently wrote a story where all the HS boys load up on fries and pizza, as they did in my school. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:38 Christina_Lee04: It's a precarious balance b/w current lingo/fresh voice/smart word choices/authentic emotions. Yet YA still gets a bad rap...sigh #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:38 dawnmetcalf: @dlschubert Me: geek. Cared WAY more about studying than I did about boys. Dated D&D boys and never went to a sports event. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:39 thereadingzone: @Georgia_McBride Oh me too. It's easy to be an overachiever when there is little actual work involved. College=wakeup call #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:39 kellyhashway: @phoebeeating My school still serves fries and pizza. You're fine. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:39 dlschubert: @adelegriffin Cool. I will check it out. Love @Kody_Keplinger! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:39 32 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html NyxensAdventure: @bloggersbooks I didn't have a locker in middle school #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:39 oheyitsvivian: @Buffyandrews But I went to private school. Not sure how it was in public ones #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:39 phoebeeating: @Georgia_McBride Funny! I muddled through HS, blossomed in college. Went from a B student to graduating with a 4.0 #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:39 marybrebner: @phoebeeating Don't worry. There's still a ton of junk. But more healthy stuff than when I went thru HS. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:39 sambgood: How do I find out the topic for the night? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:39 adelegriffin: @Leaheps yes i could feel she was thatmuchcloser to the hs experience #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:39 SheviStories: @phoebeeating Don't worry. Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution" involved him getting fries and pizza out of a school. Still exists. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:39 Buffyandrews: My son will be a senior. he's has dual enrollment -- taking college classes and some classes at h.s. at same time. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:40 phoebeeating: RT @marybrebner: @Buffyandrews Cafeteria story: Friend from Canada introed me to French fries dipped in mayo. Forever converted. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:40 Georgia_McBride: @Buffyandrews Please. My daughter eats ice cream and chocolate milk daily then buys same for friends! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:40 KarlaKT: Me-small school so could do everything---sports, music, drama, grades---now mostly kids have to pick one--more intense #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:40 pamharris81: @phoebeeating as a school counselor myself, I hate the bad rap they get. Not all of us suck. :( #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:40 dlschubert: @dawnmetcalf HAH! See? That's what makes the world go 'round. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:40 PaulWHankins: Back to subject, academic load is real. It's tough. On your MCs. If that character is going to be familiar, they'll have HW. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:40 phoebeeating: @marybrebner Good! I don't know what the wrestlers would have eaten if not carbs, carbs, carbs #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:40 BloggersBooks: @NyxensAdventure Our middle school started as a K-12 school. Then a high school. Hence lockers. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:40 KatherineBoG: I loved the beginning of school. Freshly sharpened pencils & potential. Every class was 33 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html fascinating the 1st 3 days. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:40 dawnmetcalf: @Georgia_McBride @PaulWHankins You know you're in trouble when they get the valedictorian by taking it out to the 7th percentile. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 LaFabuliste: Hi guys! What's topic tonight? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 Brent_Watson41: @sambgood I think it's how do you make what you write authentic. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 phoebeeating: @pamharris81 I had three that made me cry! :( #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 kellyhashway: @sambgood Topic: Nailing the high school experience in your YA novel #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 CynthiaCWillis: @Buffyandrews Wow! It seems like students today often have tougher schedules. No? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 KatherineBoG: and did I mention the trapper keepers? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 SheviStories: @pamharris81 You'd love one of my YAs: the school psychologist is very important and helpful. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 NyxensAdventure: It actually isn't that hard to pay attention during class. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 Georgia_McBride: Anyone here doing school/author visits to high schools? #Yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 marybrebner: @KatherineBoG Was a school supply girl myself. Actually a "Trapper Keeper Girl" (who remembers trapper keepers?) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 phoebeeating: RT @KatherineBoG: I loved the beginning of school. Freshly sharpened pencils & potential. Every class was fascinating the 1st 3 days. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 jennwwrites: Ditto. Before I fall one of best YA voices I've read in while. RT @cjomololu: Before I Fall has very authentic voice as well. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:41 LaFabuliste: Oooooh, tough one. Because every experience is so different! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 adamselzer: Eh, overachieving in high school just qualifies you for a more expensive undergrad college. I guess ya learn some skills, though. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 AlleyofBooks: @cjomololu @dlschubert Loved both books! Different voices but VERY real. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:42 crissachappell: The "high school experience" isn't just about school... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 34 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html kamigarcia: @Georgia_McBride We do #Yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 adelegriffin: sometimes i feel that i resonate more with "tri-state" hs experience b/c it was mine. tho not nyc #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 hollycupala: just updated the Tell Me a Secret press page - thx to all of you! http://tinyurl.com/2ajcr7l #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 Leaheps: @jennwwrites agreed. Loved BEFORE I FALL #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 LaFabuliste: TRAPPER KEEPERS. Omg, allllll I wanted was a Lisa Frank one with dolphins flying over the moon and mom said NO. Tragic 4th grade. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 Rozamillion01: I love the ppl who find me on FB then they say we haven't spoken since graduation n i say theres a reason 4 that #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 dawnmetcalf: LOL! RT @KatherineBoG I loved the beginning of school ... Every class was fascinating the 1st 3 days. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 BloggersBooks: As a junior, I will be taking a college course and two APs. This is nothing compared to some of my classmates. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 wendydelsol: My dad died junior yr; I was thrown into bigger issues very early. Saw the h.s. exp. for its temporary nature.Still, I liked it. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 kellyhashway: Very true! RT @crissachappell: The "high school experience" isnt just about school... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 Brent_Watson41: @crissachappell well said. In fact, probably very little is school. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 KarlaKT: Good school counselors ROCK-we love you and need you...kids deal with such heavy issues.No way teachers can address everything #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 Buffyandrews: @dawnmetcalf yeah, i know, right. my son has a 3.94 and is like 70th in his class. It's crazy. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:42 Georgia_McBride: @kamigarcia I know you do--like hardcore. When you told me about that school in Cary I was like, Tia is going there! #Yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:43 kellyhashway: @LaFabuliste Wow! I remember that one. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:43 NyxensAdventure: @KatherineBoG The beginning was hell for me. I was alone the first three days. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:43 phoebeeating: @adelegriffin Ditto! Books set in NJ speak to me anyway . . . #yalitchat 35 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 18:43 dawnmetcalf: So so so true. Most stories skip classes entirely! RT @crissachappell The "high school experience" isn't just about school... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:43 SheviStories: I was bored in high school, so my grades suffered. Was able to soar in college. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:43 StuffdBookshelf: RT @hollycupala: just updated the Tell Me a Secret press page - thx to all of you! http://tinyurl.com/2ajcr7l #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:43 dlschubert: @cjomololu @AlleyofBooks Will definitely read them both. THANKS! #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:43 adelegriffin: @Georgia_McBride i am this fall for Julian Game #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:43 cjomololu: @Georgia_McBride I've done a couple. Much less scary than doing elementary. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:43 Buffyandrews: @CynthiaCWillis Yes. Kids' academic skeds are crazy. And they are all trying to outdo one another. Figuring it out in 9th Grade #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:43 PaulWHankins: Georgia, we would love to have more authors. I pay out of pocket for mine. Do what I can. We love to Skype with these. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:44 lisagailgreen: @scribblegurl LOL that's why I write! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:44 CBethM: @PaulWHankins You're right about work load but our students are serious multitaskers when it comes to doing HW. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:44 cjomololu: @Georgia_McBride Cary, NC? Our friends are trying to get us to move there. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:44 john_zeleznik: Job was more important for me, even socially. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:44 daniellebunner: DANG IT! I missed the #YAlitchat again. My life today is for the birdies. 7/14/2010 18:44 kamigarcia: @Georgia_McBride Why do you ask? #Yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:44 CynthiaCWillis: @Buffyandrews I can't imagine the stress. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:44 adelegriffin: @phoebeeating yes and the west coast hs r fun but harder to insert myself as protagonist #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:44 PaulWHankins: So, just putting out the invitation. If you find yourself near Louisville, we can pick you up. And offer a state-approved lunch. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:44 36 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Georgia_McBride: @crissachappell indeed. in most of my bks my characters never set foot in a school. i'm bored writing it. but they talk about it. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:45 SheviStories: @daniellebunner You can catch up. We're talking about the high-school experience, keeping it real. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:45 EbonyMcKenna: @daniellebunner We're still going for another 15 minutes #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 18:45 PaulWHankins: But, please, please. Don't charge us for Skype. What are we billing here? Air? For the same $, I can buy more of your books. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:45 EgmontGal: @daniellebunner Isn't YA Lit chat still going on? We've got 15 quality minutes, let's make it work for us #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:45 AlleyofBooks: Sometimes feel that stories don't give high school the face time it deserves. It's just ends up being 'used' a lot. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:45 Georgia_McBride: @kamigarcia We're chatting about the hs experience in YA books. Are you on #Yalitchat? 7/14/2010 18:45 BloggersBooks: I have a friend who not only had no lunch, but she also took a class after school. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:45 crissachappell: @Georgia_McBride exactly. my characters are usually sneaking out of class to engage in...more interesting activities. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:46 cjomololu: @Georgia_McBride Our good friends moved there 2 years ago. Might come in spring. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:46 Georgia_McBride: @kamigarcia Did I respond to your email? Crap. I owe you an email. Sorry about that. #Yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:46 dawnmetcalf: @Buffyandrews I worked my butt off to get the 11th % & told not to bother applying to any school but State U. That's "Guidance." #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:46 Buffyandrews: @CynthiaCWillis Yeah. one young lady was so stressed out that she ended up in the hospital. not worth it. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:46 dlschubert: In my ms, the story is far less abt school than abt relationships of characters outside of school. More interesting to me! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:46 Georgia_McBride: RT @PaulWHankins: But, please, please. Don't charge us for Skype. For the same $, I can buy more of your books. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:46 37 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html PaulWHankins: @CBethM They are finding a way through the hoops. The work. The testing. And many without a sounding line. Books/stories help. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:46 kamigarcia: @Georgia_McBride No. I just saw you ask the question. Will come in. #Yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:46 CynthiaCWillis: @Buffyandrews That's so sad! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:47 LaFabuliste: @bloggersbooks Wow. We weren't allowed to be that extreme. Like, block scheduling did not allow so much extreme. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:47 dawnmetcalf: That feeling of "All or Nothing" or making decisions that could potentially affect the rest of your life IS the high school exp. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:47 adelegriffin: @phoebeeating me 2 with a giant unhealthy dose of brett easton ellis #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:47 AudryT: Late! Subject? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:47 phoebeeating: @SheviStories Did you read under your desk like me? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:47 lisagailgreen: RT @dawnmetcalf: That feeling of "All or Nothing" or making decisions that could potentially affect the rest of your life IS the high school exp. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:47 BloggersBooks: @LaFabuliste We technically aren't supposed to. But if you start on the honors track in 6/7/8 grade, they let you do whatever. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:47 jennwwrites: @dlschubert more interesting to reader and also to hs students, I think. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:47 LaFabuliste: I was terrified of choices in high school. Almost didn't agree to a college because I was terrified of making wrong choice. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 Georgia_McBride: @AudryT Hey you. Nailing the hs experience in your YA novel. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 EbonyMcKenna: RT @phoebeeating: @SheviStories Did you read under your desk like me? #yalitchat I read novels during maths. I failed maths! 7/14/2010 18:48 Jaime_Reed: There was a rumor where I never came to school when it rained. my attendence relied on good weather. The opposite of the Cullens #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 cjomololu: @dawnmetcalf My 8th grader is feeling it already :( #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 mrschu81: RT @adamselzer: Eh, overachieving in high school just qualifies you for a more expensive undergrad college. I guess ya learn some skills, though. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 38 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html jennwwrites: RT @KarlaKT: School serves as more of a time-frame in mine---something to weave in and work around. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 jemifraser: For many HS kids there's a contradiction between who they are & who they are pressured/want to be - good story lines in there #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 adelegriffin: ciao, litchat this was intirguing as always, off to deal w/ less intriguing dishes #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 LaFabuliste: Fell asleep during SATs because I was so nervous, couldn't sleep the night before because THIS TEST IS THE REST OF MY LIFE. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 marybrebner: @phoebeeating Would have been so much easier if we'd had Kindles--thin, easily hidden in textbooks, under papers #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 Georgia_McBride: @dawnmetcalf Indeed. So totally agree with you. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 AudryT: Good one! Thanks. RT @Georgia_McBride: @AudryT Hey you. Nailing the hs experience in your YA novel. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 phoebeeating: RT @jemifraser: For many HS kids there's a contradiction between who they are & who they are pressured/want to be - good story lines in there #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:48 PaulWHankins: No names and no guesses. We had a Skype session ready to go. Found out it would be 300 dollars. Hello? Had 6 for free 2009-2010. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:48 SheviStories: @phoebeeating No, I just let my mind fly out the window so I could write stories in my head. Sketched in my notebooks too. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 BloggersBooks: I know AP English and AP Physics which haven't started yet, have assigned work over the summer. Fun, right? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 Brent_Watson41: @cjomololu I actually teach 8th grade. Might be the toughest year of school. Feel for ya. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 Buffyandrews: I have to ask about sex. is there pressure? no pressure? What's that like in high school nowadays? Anyone? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 Georgia_McBride: RT @jemifraser: For many HS kids there's a contradiction between who they are & who they are pressured/want to be... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 CBethM: @PaulWHankins Well, I don't think just jumping thru the hoops about HW is new. Just fancier toys to play with while faking it. :) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 39 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html pamharris81: @phoebeeating Oh no! Wish I had u as a student. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 lisagailgreen: @dawnmetcalf and writing is all about choices and consequences #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 pamharris81: @SheviStories Sounds awesome! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 oheyitsvivian: @bloggersbooks hated summer AP work #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 phoebeeating: @SheviStories Mmm . . . doodling. Wish I were a better artist so I could write a novel made up of notebook doodles. #yalitchat #heyabookidea 7/14/2010 18:49 SheviStories: Saw my old report cards not long ago. Every semester, a teacher wrote, "Shevi is very bright, but she doesn't pay attention." #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 LaFabuliste: AP English we had summer reading. Only english test I ever failed-- who wants to read Dostoyevsky over summer? Not this girl. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:49 pussreboots: @BloggersBooks I remember having assigned reading for AP English #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:50 Leaheps: @Buffyandrews re. sex seems like there's always been such a wide wide range--I bet it's the same now #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:50 Brent_Watson41: @Buffyandrews Seems like sex is happening my younger these days, and they talk about it as freely as they participate in it #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:50 Rozamillion01: @jemifraser that was me, I loved being the jock but got teased for being the nerd until ppl needed my HW #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:50 PaulWHankins: @bloggersbooks Yes, but I assigned Countdown by @DeborahWiles and The Water Seeker by Holt. This absolves me a little, yes? #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:50 AudryT: Do schools in general: Still have Home Room? Still do roll call? Take phones from kids who use them during class? #oldfogiehere #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:50 SheviStories: Yeah, boredom is the mother of invention. RT @pamharris81: @SheviStories Sounds awesome! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:50 Georgia_McBride: @Buffyandrews New rule. Kids no longer have sex in hs. Seriously. Do you think that's changed? LOL. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:50 BloggersBooks: @Buffyandrews No pressure on me. I made it clear to my friends they could do as they please, just keep it away from me. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:50 NyxensAdventure: I'm still afraid to date boys. But I blame the books I read. I want those boys. #yalitchat 40 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 18:51 dlschubert: @Buffyandrews RE: sex, I think there's more pressure now. Everyone's "hooking up," which usually means more than making out. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:51 LaFabuliste: Sex all depends on who you hang out with. I was a church kid- it was never an issue. But was drama kid, too, so LOTS of sex there #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:51 msstewart: @PaulWHankins Aren't authors charging for time if they charge for Skype? #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:51 Georgia_McBride: RT @PaulWHankins: We had a Skype session ready to go. Found out it would be 300 dollars. Hello? Had 6 for free 2009-2010. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:51 Brent_Watson41: @Buffyandrews Could be just talk. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:51 BloggersBooks: @oheyitsvivian I have saved the month of August for it. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:51 oheyitsvivian: @AudryT Mine did, but it was a strict, all-girls Catholic school. We couldn't even wear pants, lol #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:51 cjomololu: @Brent_Watson41 But they define it differently. I've heard about things that I consider 'sex' but they don't. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:51 AudryT: @NyxensAdventure Be careful of book boys! They can keep you away from really good real boys if u take them too seriously. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 SheviStories: You mean in the halls? ;) RT @Georgia_McBride: @Buffyandrews Kids no longer have sex in hs. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 jemifraser: @Rozamillion01 Exactly - some kids can't fight their way out of what other people see in order to be themselves - it's tough! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 kcclyburn: ...Somehow I knew when I popped in here the first thing I saw would be about sex... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 oheyitsvivian: @bloggersbooks That's a good idea. I left...maybe three days to do it all, haha #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 cjomololu: @NyxensAdventure Good point. Are the boys we write setting teen relationships up for failure? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 Jaime_Reed: Adult writers need to accept that teens are foul-mouth perverts who believe the world is wrong, 30 is OLD, they will never die. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 41 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html dawnmetcalf: @Leaheps @Buffyandrews There really IS a big range of sexual experiences, but it (still) SEEMS like everyone is doing everything. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 LaFabuliste: Realized my middle school novel will have to he historical fiction. Passing notes/no cell phones is essential to plot!!! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 phoebeeating: @jemifraser It was when I was in HS, but I was painfully shy. Didn't kiss anyone till after graduation. Missed out! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 Brent_Watson41: @Georgia_McBride I no longer take phones away...or try not to. I wouldn't have time to teach. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 BloggersBooks: @PaulWHankins Definitely. I have to read 4 books,one being The Book of Genesis&answer questions. 1-3 pages in a notebook/question #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 SheviStories: @cjomololu And that's why STDs are rampant among teens, because they don't consider that sex. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:52 PaulWHankins: @msstewart Yes. They are charging for time. I was being cranky. My time as the inviting teacher is not worth 300 dollars (grin). #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:53 lisagailgreen: Sounds like kids are all over the spectrum on sex. Certainly there's curiosity for those that haven't #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:53 cjomololu: @Jaime_Reed Unfortunately, editors and publishers are not ;) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:53 Buffyandrews: Kids all have to wear name badges these days and if caught without them they get detention. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:53 Brent_Watson41: @cjomololu @NyxensAdventure Don't worry, Disney has already set the bar too high. ;) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:53 EbonyMcKenna: Yes! RT @Jaime_Reed: accept that teens are foul-mouth perverts who believe the world is wrong, 30 is OLD, they will never die. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:53 Georgia_McBride: @kcclyburn Just for you! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:53 Rozamillion01: @kcclyburn lol that seems to happen huh? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:53 kcclyburn: I'm always scared to ask, but I'll ask anyway; what's the topic again? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:53 NyxensAdventure: @cjomololu I want to say no, but.... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:53 AudryT: Hey, teens, chime in about life in high school at the #yalitchat now and help authors make 42 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html their work reflect your life! 7/14/2010 18:53 dawnmetcalf: How about "security measures"? Bag checks, metal detectors, lock-down drills? Anyone know about this now? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:53 Georgia_McBride: @Brent_Watson41 Around here they do. Not sure they do it in NYC where I'm from. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:54 AlleyofBooks: RT @AudryT: Hey, teens, chime in about life in high school at the #yalitchat now and help authors make their work reflect your life! 7/14/2010 18:54 jemifraser: @phoebeeating It's changed a LOT since I was in HS for sure - at least most kids are smart about protection! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:54 BloggersBooks: @LaFabuliste I know friends that buy notebooks, write long passages, then give it to other friend at next chance. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:54 pussreboots: @lisagailgreen I remembering being sex obsessed in high school but I didn't actually have sex until college #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:54 Buffyandrews: I've heard of girls having their hand in bookbag and texting during class. Being able to do it without even looking at the phone #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:54 oheyitsvivian: @dawnmetcalf Not all high schools do. My high school didn't even have locks on the lockers. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:54 PaulWHankins: @SheviStories And I have read editors looking for asexuality and the various reasons a secondary student might not have sex. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:54 NyxensAdventure: I couldn't believe when one of my dearest friends from elem. school got pregnant in h.s. I guess it could happen to everyone. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:54 wordforteens: Ooo, I LIKE this #yalitchat. 7/14/2010 18:54 CBethM: @AudryT Homeroom depends on school, I think. Roll call is usually replaced by checking against seating chart. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:54 AudryT: @kcclyburn High school, wheeee! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:54 Georgia_McBride: @EbonyMcKenna @Jaime_Reed 30 IS old! And I hope the rest is an attempt at humor.#yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:54 SheviStories: @dawnmetcalf We've had a couple of lock downs at the local high school. Thankfully false alarms. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:54 43 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html cjomololu: @NyxensAdventure I think we write the boys we WISH we had known. They weren't around then either. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:55 KarlaKT: @dawnmetcalf We drill and have drug dogs visit sometimes. No metal detectors...pretty much Mayberry compared to most. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:55 Brent_Watson41: @dawnmetcalf I teach in Maine. No metal detectors. Resource officer, though. Lock down drills. Drug dogs in the halls some nights #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:55 EbonyMcKenna: @LaFabuliste Just set your school rules: No phones or something. Strict headmaster/principal #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:55 LaFabuliste: @bloggersbooks We had notebooks too. One for each friend. Still have some of them- they're priceless artifacts of a time long ago #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:55 Brent_Watson41: @Buffyandrews very common to text without looking. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:55 Jaime_Reed: @cjomololu SAD. Real teen life is being censored for marketing. The kids are not all right, ya'll. What's wrong with the truth? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:55 Buffyandrews: @dawnmetcalf We have very high tech school with smart boards, every kid given a laptop, state of the art labs, etc. amazing #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:55 PaulWHankins: Look, I see these kids 180 days a year. For some, the social norms of sex are not afforded/accessible. Confusion. Here is a MC. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:55 Georgia_McBride: @PaulWHankins $300 for an author visit on SKYPE is outrageous. I don't care if you wrote the Bible. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:56 Travis_Pearson: I would chime in, but I went to a small private high school that was very abnormal. 28 people in my graduating class. #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 18:56 phoebeeating: @SheviStories A decade ago in my HS they taught us how to put condoms on bananas. Now abstinence only ed. That's a big change. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:56 SheviStories: @PaulWHankins Yay! Because I have a YA about a hetero male geek who's petrified of rejection. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:56 AlleyofBooks: @oheyitsvivian @dawnmetcalf We had to buy our locks when assigned lockers -usually by last name too. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:56 thunderchikin: @Buffyandrews They can text in purses, pockets, desks, under shirts, etc. They don't need to see the keys. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:56 wordforteens: Let's see. NY public school; two cops always on duty, and some gangs in the area, but 44 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html pretty calm at school. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:56 CBethM: @AudryT Cell phones, if we see/hear them are to be collected and turned in to the office for parents to pick up. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:56 jemifraser: @dawnmetcalf Small city Canada - we do lock down drills, drug dogs, police in school couple days/week, but no metal detectors #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:57 Christina_Lee04: Crushes/young love/ first kisses are so popular b/c they happen only a few short times in one's life. Everyone can relate. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:57 cjomololu: @AudryT My hubs went to co-ed boarding school in England. Oh the stories.... Randy teens with no adult supervision. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:57 Buffyandrews: @BloggersBooks Some teachers are making the kids place cell phone on desk in the front. others collecting in basket at beginning #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:57 Rozamillion01: @Georgia_McBride hahahaha that's so funny *tears out of eyes* #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:57 CBethM: @AudryT Amazing thing is that many are picked up from the office within an hour... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:57 lisagailgreen: My sister in law subs and says she can tell the kids who are txting because of the way their eyes move #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:57 Georgia_McBride: @wordforteens Yeah. I don't think ppl not from NYC can handle what NYC schools are like. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:57 kcclyburn: Boys in female centric YA are WAY less realistic than actual boys in real life. It seems they're always at the extremes offantasy #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:57 BloggersBooks: Our school can no longer take phones. Parents were complaining about collecting them after school so often. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:57 pussreboots: @AlleyofBooks I brought my own lock from home. It was the same combo lock my father had used in high school. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:57 marybrebner: Have at least one armed cop in every school, no baggy pants (to hide weapons), but no metal detectors #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:58 NyxensAdventure: @cjomololu I think so. But it has also made me realize that boys are jerks and pigs and some are really sweet. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:58 wordforteens: We have a no cell phone policy, but most of the teachers are lax about it. That's just how it is. And we text without looking. #yalitchat 45 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 18:58 Buffyandrews: @thunderchikin Under shirts? Geez. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:58 DawnRaeMiller: @AudryT it depends on the school. My experience was both more liberal but also confining, if that makes sense. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:58 LaFabuliste: Oh, we had drug lockdowns, too. "Drug dogs.If anyone has drugs in their lockers, come to office. School trouble only, no police." #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:58 RKirkendall: @Buffyandrews Serious? We're allowed to use ours in school as long as they're out of sight during class. New policy #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:58 Travis_Pearson: @adamselzer We didn't have sex ed. It was basically, "Don't have sex until you're married". Pregnant girls were kicked out. #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 18:58 Georgia_McBride: So now that we know all about YOUR hs experience, how are you going to make the experience in your books authentic? #YALITCHAT 7/14/2010 18:58 dlschubert: One thing adults & teens have in common is a huge interest in sex, whether or not they're having any! Can't be ignored. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:58 Christina_Lee04: @adamselzer DOH! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:58 phoebeeating: @adamselzer Ha! But no one got pregnant, right? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:59 cjomololu: @NyxensAdventure That's the way it is forever. I think you've found the key. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:59 PaulWHankins: @Georgia_McBride Royalty checks for Bible keep rolling in. (risking blasphemy). Bill's been covered. Author open to visitations. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 18:59 SheviStories: Exactly! I think he's a very realistic character. RT @AudryT: @SheviStories I'm pretty sure most boys are petrified of rejection. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:59 phoebeeating: Do they still have DARE? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:59 NyxensAdventure: I learned about sex ed in Middle school. High school? I still have yet to learn it. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:59 Georgia_McBride: @LaFabuliste no police for drugs? school trouble? cool. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 18:59 BloggersBooks: iPods are, generally, allowed if we're doing private work. And on half days or days before long breaks? Forget controlling us. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 46 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Leaheps: @phoebeeating yup, they have DARE in elementary school here #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 wendydelsol: fb h.s. friend said she's get stoned 4 a class on rock lyrics. Huh? I was in Nobel Prize authors class. Totally different exper. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 marybrebner: @phoebeeating I think it's around in the elementary school of our district...not so prevalent in ms or hs. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 cjomololu: @Georgia_McBride My very first readers are two very brutally honest teen girls. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 pussreboots: I had some major crushes in high school but I didn't date until college. I was too busy w/ homework. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 NyxensAdventure: @cjomololu Thanks god for ya novels. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 wordforteens: Maybe my school is weird. We have roughly 2000 kids, and very few 'cliques.' No general mean girls to my knowledge, either. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 Buffyandrews: Also, my son doesn't pay for lunch in cash. His ID is also debit card for lunch account that we put money on. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 lisagailgreen: I'm going to continue being as "real" as possible in my writing. Gotta go make dinner - thanks for the great chat. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 Brent_Watson41: All of my students are issued a laptop with a webcam that they can take home. No joke. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 dawnmetcalf: @SheviStories @cjomololu @adamselzer As a sex educator, don't get me started. I was speaking out when it was called the "Gay Flu" #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:00 LaFabuliste: Not *in* school on regular basis. I mean, just the DARE officer. But they brought in the dogs to find pot in lockers. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:01 Georgia_McBride: @PaulWHankins YA is hot right now. I got your back. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:01 kcclyburn: We had sex ed a few times; once in elementary, once in middle and once in high school, I believe. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:01 Georgia_McBride: @Buffyandrews I love this feature. School is hot. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:01 bethrevis: As a teacher, it's just not worth fighting a no cell phone policy. We know when kids have them, just don't fight the battle. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:01 pussreboots: @NyxensAdventure We had sex ed in 6th and 8th grades. Not in high school. #yalitchat 47 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 19:01 cjomololu: @Brent_Watson41 Wow. None of that around here. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:01 BloggersBooks: @wordforteens Nope, my school is the same. Maybe there's something in New York's water? Or the regents? Must be the regents. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:01 dawnmetcalf: @Buffyandrews OMG, my kid has a lunch debit card in elementary school. Kids can't make nutrition decisions in kindergarten! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:01 wordforteens: RT @bethrevis: As a teacher, it's just not worth fighting a no cell phone policy. We know when kids have them, just don't fight the battle. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 Brent_Watson41: @wordforteens Yes, your school is "weird." Not the norm. Be thankful. College will most likely shock you. ;) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 wendydelsol: Yes DARE is still out there. Police officers come into the school to teach it. My sons did it in 5th grade. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 Jaime_Reed: FYI I still have my D.A.R.E t-shirt. Bright neon colors. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 phoebeeating: RT @dawnmetcalf: @SheviStories @cjomololu @adamselzer As a sex educator, don't get me started. I was speaking out when it was called the "Gay Flu" #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 Georgia_McBride: @kcclyburn No wonder you're like oversexed. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 Leaheps: great chat! Thanks everyone & good night. Just trying to access the emotional landscape... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 Buffyandrews: Seems to be more cases lately of teacher/student relationship than when I was in school. How about you? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 NyxensAdventure: @wordforteens Mine too, actually #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 Georgia_McBride: @LaFabuliste Was that like a common thing? Like a bunch of potheads in ur school? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 LaFabuliste: We had babies and puberty in 5th grade. Sex ed (oral is like a popsicle! but virgins are cool) in 7th. Drugs and more in 10th. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 marybrebner: @bethrevis I only take them if they ring in class or if actually catch kid using it (several texters last year. Bye-bye phone!) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 john_zeleznik: @Brent_Watson41 There is TALK about kids getting iPads in the next 2 years. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:02 48 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html phoebeeating: @kcclyburn Once! I have to admit--at least one boy from another HS called me a "well read virgin" bc of what I learned in sex ed #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:03 Georgia_McBride: @Buffyandrews Do you think more cases or more exposing of said cases? We suspected when I was in middle and hs. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:03 Brent_Watson41: @john_zeleznik That'd be cool. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:03 cjomololu: @Buffyandrews I think we just hear more about it. One coach/government teacher dated tons of hs girls and everyone knew. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:03 dawnmetcalf: @Georgia_McBride @Buffyandrews Well, I guess it reduces the number of bullies shaking kids down for their lunch money. ;-) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:03 marybrebner: @Buffyandrews Media's just more rabid these days & always out for big story (which that is). I'd say it's the same as olden days #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:03 wordforteens: @Brent_Watson41 - I'm going to a college where it's cool 2 like Broadway/books and is located in a hippy town. I think I'll be OK #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:03 AudryT: @CBethM Helicopter parents getting their kids' cell phone back? #guessing #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:03 EbonyMcKenna: #YAlitchat It's been so much fun again. I feel freshly enthused and inspired. My your writing ROCK. 7/14/2010 19:03 wordforteens: Yeah, around here, there are groups of people who don't get along, but there aren't "mean girls". #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:04 wendydelsol: Cafeteria is a swipe of card. Cash is accepted, as well. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:04 PaulWHankins: We've had cases locally of adults throwing drug and alcohol parties for kids. Big news. For me, it was called "the weekend." #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:04 SheviStories: @Buffyandrews I think a lot of the bad behavior (rapes, severe bullying, teen pregnancy, etc.) just gets more press nowadays. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:04 Brent_Watson41: @Buffyandrews I bet it's not really that much on the rise. I think we just hear about it on the news more. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:04 wordforteens: @bloggersbooks - I HATE REGENTS. *shudders* It's probably something with NY water. We're just oddballs. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:04 phoebeeating: @cjomololu Seems hard to hide now with facebook etc. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:04 49 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Georgia_McBride: RT @dlschubert: One thing adults & teens have in common is an interest in sex, whether or not they're having any! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:04 Brent_Watson41: @wordforteens Where are you going to college? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:04 NyxensAdventure: @john_zeleznik Not where I'm from, most likely. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:04 wordforteens: @Brent_Watson41 - SUNY New Paltz. #love #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:05 Brent_Watson41: @wordforteens Bennington? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:05 AudryT: Do parents have a big influence on school policies now? I get the sense that they're more proactive than in the early 90s. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:05 Brent_Watson41: @wordforteens Cool. Good luck. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:05 cjomololu: @phoebeeating I can't even imagine. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:05 jemifraser: I teach sex ed in Grades 5/6 (Canada) - we have curriculum but basically cover whatever they want to know - pretty open #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:05 dawnmetcalf: @Georgia_McBride @LaFabuliste And the drugs of choice nowadays...? Nothing dates faster than drug names. Alcohol still #1. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:05 Georgia_McBride: @PaulWHankins Yeah. I think when asked adults said they better knowing what kids were doing and how much. Imagine that. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:05 BloggersBooks: @wordforteens Let's not talk about Chemistry regents and the negative curves. >.< I blame the Hudson River. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:05 BloggersBooks: But I want more books without cliques and mean girls. It's not a problem in EVERY high school. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:05 kcclyburn: @AudryT Some would say proactive. Others would say entirely too involved to the point of being a problem... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 LaFabuliste: @AudryT You say proactive, I say annoying. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 SheviStories: Do you think teens today have more of a sense of entitlement and less tolerance than in the past? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 50 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html DawnRaeMiller: @Brent_Watson41 remind me to tell you my student teacher story sometime - relates to my Kurt cobain story. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 Brent_Watson41: @SheviStories Totally agree. 24 hour news has to fill the time. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 wendydelsol: 2 girls from my h.s. married teachers. Can you imagine today? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 wordforteens: @bloggersbooks - I passed the Chem regents with flying colors, thanks to my teacher. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 sambgood: How are the relationships between student-teachers and hs students? Do they make lasting friendships...or even romances? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 PaulWHankins: @AudryT There is a way to promote parental interaction, but it has to be solicited. Secondary students fly solo many times. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:06 Buffyandrews: Nite everyone. And thanks for letting me be a part of this. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 marybrebner: @AudryT Some are proactive. Some are just a pain in the butt. Some are ready to sue over everything. & thus effect policy. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 cjomololu: @SheviStories Too many episodes of Cribs and My Super Sweet 16. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 dawnmetcalf: @phoebeeating Nobody hides. Kids put everything out there & then are shocked/surprised that everyone knows everything about them. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 wordforteens: @SheviStories - YES YES YES. We all think we deserve everything without working for it. Me aside, of course. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 kcclyburn: @SheviStories Honestly, teens are always going to be self-entitled douchebags. We kind of all were at one point, no? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 phoebeeating: @dawnmetcalf Ha, my old hippie mom asked me if they still call it "a toke" now. Um. No. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 Georgia_McBride: When I do school and library visits I "interview" my teens. You'd be surprised how forthcoming they are about things. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:06 NyxensAdventure: I never believed that high school would pass you by in a blink of an eye...and I'm barely a sophmore. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:07 phoebeeating: @Buffyandrews night! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:07 AudryT: I was doing my best to be neutral. ;-) RT @LaFabuliste: @AudryT You say proactive, I 51 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html say annoying. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:07 Brent_Watson41: @DawnRaeMiller I probably would have been scared of you in high school. ;) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:07 DreamingInBooks: Ooh, just came onto the chat! Teen and aspiring novelist here. I y'all, happy to be here. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:07 BloggersBooks: @wordforteens I passed and did fine in the class. My teacher sucked though. And class was at 7:30 *twitch* #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:07 Georgia_McBride: Teens are VERY willing to talk to someone they trust about whatever you like. Makes for great research. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:07 jemifraser: @sambgood There are a lot more 'buddy' relationships with HS teachers/kids, especially coaches (from what I see anyway) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:07 DDHearn: @SheviStories I remember them talking about the teacher getting beat up in Little House in the Big Woods. Nothing new. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:07 Brent_Watson41: @Georgia_McBride You think they lie to you to appear "cool?" #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:07 illustratr4kids: RT @SheviStories: Do you think teens today have more of a sense of entitlement and less tolerance than in the past? #yalitchat <in mny cases 7/14/2010 19:08 SheviStories: @kcclyburn I don't know. I wasn't. Maybe it was because I was one of six kids, and ignored a lot. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 wordforteens: @bloggersbooks - I never met somebody I didn't get along with in high school. I met people I didn't like but I could suffer them. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 dawnmetcalf: @phoebeeating ROFL! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 Georgia_McBride: A few more minutes left to chat so want to make two announcements before saying goodnight. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 SheviStories: @DDHearn Oh, yeah, I forgot about that. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 marybrebner: @DreamingInBooks Hi & welcome! Tell us all about your HS experience (that's the topic, btw :) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 AudryT: @DreamingInBooks Hey ho! So what kind of a school do you go to? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 52 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html wordforteens: @bloggersbooks - I think sometimes people forget that yes, there ARE teachers who teach like shit. It's a fact of life. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 jemifraser: RT @Georgia_McBride: When I do school/library visits I "interview" my teens. You'd be surprised how forthcoming they are #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 DawnRaeMiller: @Brent_Watson41 most likely. My DH was terrified of me in college- lol #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 DreamingInBooks: Btw, two great books that picture real teens and real teen humor are Stork by @wendydelsol and Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 AudryT: Yes! Trust is key. :-) RT @Georgia_McBride: Teens are VERY willing to talk to someone they trust about whatever you like. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:08 kcclyburn: @SheviStories I think as teenagers we all felt entitled to *something*. It doesn't have to be a big thing, either. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:09 adamselzer: If teens are more entitled now, they're just acting like their parents. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:09 cindysku: @illustratr4kids I think teens are more narcissistic in America. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:09 SheviStories: Yeah, there are a lot of bad teachers out there, and you rarely see that in YA. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:09 Georgia_McBride: @Brent_Watson41 I think my teens are very honest. I also blind interview them. They really enjoy it. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:09 Jaime_Reed: @DawnRaeMiller it's delusional, and devoid of real responsibility. That's what makes that time so innocent. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:09 emsreadingroom: I started doing college in high school. I had a handful of good friends, but really wasn't involved past my sophomore year. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:09 wordforteens: @bloggersbooks - There's a few girls that people don't like, but we put up with them. It's not a big deal. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:09 BloggersBooks: @wordforteens It was my first bad teacher...ever. Kind of forgot how it feels. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:09 cjomololu: RT @adamselzer: If teens are more entitled now, theyre just acting like their parents. >HA! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:09 phoebeeating: @DreamingInBooks Thanks for the recs! Have been wanting to read Hex Hall #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:10 CBethM: @AudryT Yup. Friends txt the parents to tell them. Many students say they get most of their daytime txts from their 'rents. #yalitchat 53 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 19:10 NyxensAdventure: My parents are very supportive of me and are willing to help my school. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:10 DDHearn: @wordforteens My daughter had a science teacher who said science was boring, and often fell asleep in class. Tenure, though. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:10 Brent_Watson41: @wordforteens See that's why you don't see any mean girls at your school. You're the mean girl. Just kidding. ;) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:10 cindysku: @SheviStories There are so many teachers who just do not care. I got mad listen to some when I was in h.s. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:10 SheviStories: Teens are also more intelligent and creative than most give them credit for. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:10 wordforteens: @CBethM @AudryT - My mom texts me with random celebrity news. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:10 DawnRaeMiller: @Georgia_McBride I'm FB friends w/many kids who graduated from my boys' school. They know me from volunteer work & talk freely #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:11 Georgia_McBride: Next week's chat starts at MIDNIGHT! Halloween in July Spooktakular chat w/ Heather Brewer, Claudia Gray + Nancy Holder. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:11 BloggersBooks: Oh, if you ever write about school in New York, don't forget the regents. Because they are EVERYWHERE. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:11 Georgia_McBride: There will NOT be a 9PM EST chat next week! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:11 AudryT: @cindysku We are born narcissists. Learning to love/understand/give to others is part of growing up. Teen years are crucial, IMO. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:11 QueryChat: @sjdbrandon #QueryChat Sure, no prob! I know there are other great chats going on out there. I suspect ppl will come late due to #YALITCHAT 7/14/2010 19:12 cindysku: this movie looks interesting http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount_vantage /waitingforsuperman/ #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:12 jemifraser: Most definitely! RT @SheviStories: Teens are also more intelligent and creative than most give them credit for. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:12 Brent_Watson41: @Georgia_McBride THat's true, but they also like to embellish. If they say they've slept with 10 girls, the number is prob. 2 :) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:12 kcclyburn: Okay, "Psych" is on, tuning out again. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:12 54 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html wordforteens: @DDHearn - One of the chem teachers at our school had a 90% fail in her class. Every kid hated her. She couldn't teach. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:12 dawnmetcalf: Teen entitled to own opinion/treated with respect all the way to owed a good grade/school /job/salary right now. Same for my gen. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:12 AudryT: So y'all are saying the *parents* are constantly texting their kids in school? That would've driven me crazy as a teen. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:12 DreamingInBooks: #yalitchat My main issue with YA is that it has to be witty.Teens are rude and sarcastic and perverted.We cuss and we mean more than we say 7/14/2010 19:13 Brent_Watson41: @PaulWHankins You ever read TEACH ME by @ranelsonbooks Great read. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:13 Georgia_McBride: @Brent_Watson41 I think everyone tends to embellish there, no? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:13 jemifraser: @BloggersBooks It might be a dumb question - but what are regents? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:13 PaulWHankins: @Brent_Watson41 And if they are wearing a TapOut t-shirt, that number may be closer to zero (grin). #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:13 Brent_Watson41: @Georgia_McBride yes. ;) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:13 dlschubert: @Georgia_McBride Thanks, Georgia, for another awesome chat. You know how to rock it! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:13 illustratr4kids: RT @SheviStories: Teens are also more intelligent and creative than most give them credit for. #yalitchat <<true 7/14/2010 19:14 JillianAudrey: @bloggersbooks Ew I do not miss regents exams one bit! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:14 DreamingInBooks: #yalitchat Teachers: Most are quircky, but the hard-ass and flower child stereotypes are old. Most teens ignore their teachers. -_- 7/14/2010 19:14 Georgia_McBride: @Brent_Watson41 Besides, I would never ask a teen questions about sex. Inappropriate. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:14 QueryChat: @WeronikaJanczuk @sjdbrandon LOL Sorry, I read too quickly. :D Thought you meant for me to mention in THIS chat. ;) #YALITCHAT 7/14/2010 19:14 wordforteens: #yalitchat - You CAN be a jock and be a nerd! One of the big, six foot tall wrestlers at our school spent all his time in library w/ comics. 7/14/2010 19:14 DawnRaeMiller: @AudryT my mother joined my brother's college PTA, I kid you not. Parents are way too 55 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html involved IMO #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:14 sambgood: @AudryT Not only during school. But at work and who knows where. It's pretty funny, haha #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:14 PaulWHankins: @Brent_Watson41 I have heard of this book. Do you recommend. If memory serves, this addresses a very difficult issue, yes? #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:14 AudryT: @DreamingInBooks Wit is hard for adults. #wegrowrusty #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:14 wordforteens: @jemifraser - They're mandatory NYS tests. They're the most ANNOYING things in the world. @bloggersbooks #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:14 RKirkendall: @AudryT My grandpa texts me all the time. It'll be interesting to see if it continues when I'm back in school. My mom doesn't #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:15 Georgia_McBride: OK, our official transcript runs until 10:15PM. Thank @dawnmetcalf for co-hosting #yalitchat tnoight! 7/14/2010 19:15 Brent_Watson41: @Georgia_McBride Yeah, it was just an example. Pretty much what was on my mind at the time...er most of the time. :) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:15 BloggersBooks: Regents: State wide finals in every subject. 3 hours per test. Have to pass a certain number to graduate. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:15 DreamingInBooks: @AudryT #yalitchat Hex Hall = good example of wit. Just...study how teens talk. We have our brand of humor that appeals to many readers. 7/14/2010 19:15 SheviStories: Thanks! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:15 Brent_Watson41: @PaulWHankins DUDE, Tapout. Very funny. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:15 KarlaKT: Time to go edit and work on submission letters...again. Thanks for the chat! May your school scenes be A+ #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:15 Georgia_McBride: Ooops. Major typos in last tweet! Feel free to visit our member site for after party at http://bit.ly/1WGD2Z #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:16 dawnmetcalf: RT @Georgia_McBride: There will NOT be a 9PM EST chat next week! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:16 YAaddict: @wordforteens Sounds like fcats, that's what we have in FL. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:16 dlschubert: And, thanks to @dawnmetcalf for co-hosting like the rock star she is. ;-) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:16 56 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Travis_Pearson: @DreamingInBooks In senior year, we had a teacher that was 4yrs older than us. Nobody took him seriously, b/c he acted like us. #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 19:16 DreamingInBooks: So does #yalitchat end or does it go on until we are all bored? 7/14/2010 19:16 wendydelsol: RT @DreamingInBooks: Btw, two great books that picture real teens and real teen humor are Stork by @wendydelsol and Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:16 jemifraser: @dawnmetcalf @Georgia_McBride Thanks so much for another great chat - you ladies rock! #yalitchat :) 7/14/2010 19:17 AudryT: @DawnRaeMiller Um...colleges have a PTA? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:17 glenak: sighing off now. Going back to reading The Passage, which is a good source of research 4 characterisation #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:17 Brent_Watson41: @dawnmetcalf @Georgia_McBride Thanks again guys #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:17 PaulWHankins: @DreamingInBooks The transcript ends at 10:15, but I have seen this go late. There is a chat that happens at YALITCHAT.ning.com #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:17 Brent_Watson41: @DawnRaeMiller Yeah, what's up with that? RT @AudryT Um...colleges have a PTA? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:18 AudryT: @DreamingInBooks It was one of the things I liked about Hex Hall. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:18 NyxensAdventure: @dawnmetcalf @Georgia_McBride Thanks for making my first #yalitchat fun! 7/14/2010 19:18 Brent_Watson41: @PaulWHankins Totally recommend the book. One of my faves #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:18 MeganCurd: RT @Georgia_McBride: RT @dlschubert: One thing adults & teens have in common is an interest in sex, whether or not they're having any! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:18 AudryT: Either way. RT @DreamingInBooks: So does #yalitchat end or does it go on until we are all bored? 7/14/2010 19:18 MeganCurd: RT @Georgia_McBride: Teens are VERY willing to talk to someone they trust about whatever you like. Makes for great research. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:19 DreamingInBooks: @AudryT I just started it today...It has a great amount of pure LOL moments for me. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:19 57 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html Brent_Watson41: No chat next week? I'm going to go into withdrawals #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:19 MeganCurd: RT @Georgia_McBride: Next week's chat starts at MIDNIGHT! Halloween in July Spooktakular chat w/ Heather Brewer, Claudia Gray + Nancy Holder. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:19 dawnmetcalf: @NyxensAdventure Thanks for coming and don't miss the upcoming extravaganzas! http://yalitchat.wordpress.com/the-chat/schedule/ #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:19 Georgia_McBride: Thanks to everyone for another awesome #YALITCHAT! xoxo 7/14/2010 19:19 dawnmetcalf: Yes. Funny that. RT @dlschubert One thing adults & teens have in common is an interest in sex, whether or not they're having any! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:20 Georgia_McBride: @daniellebunner We are promoting it the entire week! Giveaways, interviews w/authors, etc. You won't miss, I promise! #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 19:20 Travis_Pearson: @wordforteens Not all teachers want to be your friends (or help you, for that matter). #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 19:20 Georgia_McBride: @Brent_Watson41 Geez, really? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:20 YAaddict: Missed #yalitchat tonight, but I'll be here next week at Midnight! 7/14/2010 19:21 MeganCurd: If you write YA and haven't joined #YALitChat, why in the world are you waiting?! It's a treasure trove of awesomeness. 7/14/2010 19:21 daniellebunner: @Georgia_McBride Ok! If I'm not there send out a search party! #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 19:21 Brent_Watson41: @wordforteens If I had someone as a student, I refuse to accept them on Facebook. Weird for me. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:21 dawnmetcalf: RT @Georgia_McBride: @daniellebunner We are promoting it the entire week! Giveaways, interviews w/authors, etc. You won't miss, I promise! #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 19:21 AudryT: @dawnmetcalf There was a recent study that showed women get even more obsessed w/sex after 30 than they were as teens. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:21 dawnmetcalf: RT @MeganCurd: If you write YA and haven't joined #YALitChat, why in the world are you waiting?! It's a treasure trove of awesomeness. 7/14/2010 19:22 wordforteens: @BloggersBooks - See if they're on Facebook. ;) I send my interior design teacher links ALL THE TIME. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:22 PaulWHankins: Oh, boy. I just got the nicest DM during #YALitChat. My kids at SCHS are going to be over 58 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html the moon when we tell them in the fall. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:22 PaulWHankins: RT @MeganCurd: If you write YA and haven't joined #YALitChat, why in the world are you waiting?! It's a treasure trove of awesomeness. 7/14/2010 19:22 sambgood: RT @MeganCurd: If you write YA and haven't joined #YALitChat, why in the world are you waiting?! It's a treasure trove of awesomeness. 7/14/2010 19:23 AudryT: If you missed #geektastic hashtag on Monday, the paperback launched this week! Also, I'm stealing hashtag for wkly Monday chat. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:23 staceyigraham: @MeganCurd GAH! I post one thing about dipping into YA and you dangle #YALitChat. #cannotresistthehashtag 7/14/2010 19:23 NyxensAdventure: Most of the time your history teacher will be crazy...good or bad. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:23 wordforteens: @bloggersbooks - I waited until I graduated except for, like, three teachers. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:24 DawnRaeMiller: @Brent_Watson41 UC Santa Cruz. It's not called PTA, but it is. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:24 KatherineBoG: I learn so much from niece & her fb for hs reality, but then extra eggshell to tiptoe around b/c I can't betray her trust. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:24 kmcg2375: I just subscribed to Viewpoint (YA Lit review) anyone else know/like it? http://bit.ly /b4a0WX #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:24 tiffanytrent: @dawnmetcalf @AudryT Pffft. I never think about sex. Never. *whistles* #totallylying #thisismyinnocentface #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:24 wordforteens: @lainasparetime - Most of our teachers were nice; only one pervy one, and we put him in his place. No affairs here. #weirdschool #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:24 Brent_Watson41: @wordforteens Ha! I could definitely make an exception for those special students, but only after the graduate. It is rare. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:24 AudryT: I think I'm gonna use printyourtwitter.com to save this hashtag to PDF after the chat winds down. Great subject! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:24 PaulWHankins: And if you write/read YA and have not joined ALAN, please talk to me. Here's the webbie: http://ALAN-YA.org It's easy to join. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:24 wordforteens: @NyxensAdventure - This is true. History teachers are INTENSE. #YAlitchat 7/14/2010 19:25 59 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html AudryT: @tiffanytrent snerk. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:25 sambgood: Can I still ask questions here or should I go to the Ning group? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:25 AudryT: Oh, yeah? Mine was cute. RT @wordforteens: @NyxensAdventure - This is true. History teachers are INTENSE. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:25 NyxensAdventure: @wordforteens I know! And they do care. Well, mine did. But now my mom is friends with two of them. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:26 girlsinthestack: Lol RT @dlschubert One thing adults & teens have in common is an interest in sex, whether or not they're having any! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:26 BloggersBooks: I spend most of my free time helping to raise a six year old so I'm not the average student, but I'll always try to help. :) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:26 NyxensAdventure: Beware of parents making friends with teachers. It does happen. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:27 AudryT: @sambgood Still people here! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:27 jrroper: @Brent_Watson41 Agreed on the facebook/student thing. Would have to be a teacher page, not personal #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:27 EgmontGal: My facebook/farmville is down, so I'm seeing if there's anything I can contribute here. Uh, what happened to my life? #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:27 pussreboots: RT @girlsinthestack: Lol RT @dlschubert One thing adults & teens have in common is an interest in sex, whether or not they're having any! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:27 AudryT: Okay, who was/is your scariest teacher and what makes them scary? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:27 Brent_Watson41: @EgmontGal LOL. I felt the same way about crack cocaine for awhile. #NotReally #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:28 AudryT: @EgmontGal We're talking about writing about high school. Great feedback from teens. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:28 wordforteens: @sambgood - Student teachers are just... there. We ignore them unless they're cute, and they're usually unhelpful. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:29 EgmontGal: @AudryT Audrey, holy #$%#%! I need to read the transcripy #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:29 PaulWHankins: @EgmontGal I've missed you. Almost picked up a hoe, but I've resisted Farmville thus far. Geting ready to read Virgin Territory. #YALitChat 60 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 19:29 EgmontGal: @AudryT can you send me the PDF? Paul, stay away from Farmville! I'm going to be doing public service announcements. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:30 EgmontGal: @PaulWHankins Stay away from Farmville! I 'm going to do a public service announcement #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:30 khyrinthia: I'd participate in #yalitchat if I didn't have homework to do. Though I think that tells you something. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:31 EgmontGal: @PaulWHankins I love Virgin Territory SO MUCH. I have kind of fallen in love with James Lecesne, too. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:31 RKirkendall: If our student teachers don't step up, we tend to walk all over them. They're just sort of...there. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:31 AudryT: @EgmontGal Georgia will probably post one, but I'm going to do one way past the finishing time, so I'll tweet a link to you later #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:31 BloggersBooks: @AudryT My AP American teacher for next year. I think I have to do 1000 flashcards. #scary #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:32 wordforteens: RT @RKirkendall: If our student teachers don't step up, we tend to walk all over them. They're just sort of...there. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:32 AudryT: @wordforteens I love No Bullshit teachers. Wish I'd had more of 'em. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:33 CMVillani: #yalitchat @egmontgal I don't know if you know but typically how much time does a new author spend on the road promoting their first book? 7/14/2010 19:34 khyrinthia: @Brent_Watson41 Summer school! And once that's over, summer history and English work. my life is exciting. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:34 AudryT: Because I'm twisted, I have to ask -- anyone have a crush on a teacher? Or do they all seem old and moldy? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:34 Brent_Watson41: @khyrinthia Oh, ha! So you're doing homework in July because you didn't do it Sept-June. ;) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:35 RKirkendall: @AudryT I have, no lie, a history teacher that looks like David Tennant. Every girl has or has had a crush on him. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:35 EgmontGal: @AudryT I had a crush on a high school teacher and a college one. Now I fall in love with authors #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:35 61 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html YAaddict: @AudryT I had a crush on a teacher. He was only a few yrs. older than us. Ended up getting fired for flirting w students. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:36 AudryT: Jealous. RT@RKirkendall I have, no lie, a history teacher that looks like David Tennant. Every girl has or has had a crush on him #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:36 wordforteens: @sambgood - If the ST is female, the guys flirt or ignore it. If they're a guy, they'll be whispered about/slightly flirted with. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:36 fullofstars: All of my HS teachers were either women or strange men (not in the good way either) Professors, however... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:36 Brent_Watson41: @YAaddict He didn't get fired for flirting. Union is too strong. He probably got fired for touching. ;) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:37 khyrinthia: @Brent_Watson41 I kind of wish that was the case. xD Taking the class now because I don't have time senior year. sigh. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:37 mysweetprince_: I find US High Schools so weird . In Australia we have no security, no cliques, no clubs, no Football/Basketball team stuff!. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:37 AudryT: @Brent_Watson41 Yeah, must be pretty weird to be on the other end. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:37 BookumsXLibro: @RKirkendall When I was in 8th grade, our class ended up sending a new young teacher to the mental hospital, it was that bad. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:37 sambgood: @AudryT Had a teeny crush on an awkward, somewhat dorky, but easily excitable Hist. teacher in 11th gd. Passionate but not creepy #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:37 Brent_Watson41: @AudryT Yeah, now that I teach with a few of my former teachers. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:38 YAaddict: @Brent_Watson41 Eeeeew! Never thought of that. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:38 sambgood: @AudreyT Did I mention young? >.< But engaged, haha. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:38 wordforteens: I never crushed on a teacher or knew anybody who crushed on a teacher. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:39 RKirkendall: @BookumsXLibro Really? I had an 8th grade teacher that's rumored to be in mental hospital. Not sure if it's true #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:39 AudryT: @sambgood I crushed on one teacher who was married with kids; another was gay, but I didn't have gaydar turned on. #wastedlust #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:39 AudryT: O_O RT @kinksgem: @AudryT In my defense, he had Jacob's body (New Moon) but he 62 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html was like 40. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:39 wordforteens: Okay, lovely Tweet people (and #yalitchat) people. I am LEAVING for the night. 7/14/2010 19:40 AudryT: I swear I'm going to write a scandalous teacher/student novel someday. Unrepentant, even. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:40 YAaddict: @Brent_Watson41 That's awkward...but funny. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:40 marybrebner: @Brent_Watson41 Just like you'll hate it when you end up teaching with some of your former students! Circle of life, baybee :) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:41 sambgood: Student-teachers seemed more like students than teachers in hs. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:42 BloggersBooks: None of my male teachers have ever been attractive. And I tend to become friends with them anyway. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:42 Irisheyz77: @wordforteens you know me. I crushed on a sub in HS...but he was fresh outta school & was just a crush would never have dated #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:42 Sarahbear9789: @Brent_Watson41 I loved Teach Me. RA Nelson is a fantastic writer. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:42 AudryT: @Brent_Watson41 TBR pile, with so many other books. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:42 marybrebner: @Brent_Watson41 Agree. Gotta have the stamina and enthusiasm to be a good teacher. Get out when the spark fades. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:43 Brent_Watson41: @Sarahbear9789 Amazing #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:43 john_zeleznik: @Brent_Watson41 I'm 37 and I taught someone I graduated with's kids. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:43 DreamingInBooks: Confession: I *love* the books like Pretty Little Liars with scandalous teachers that aren't totally creepy. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:43 bibliophileprds: Every school that is being described is the total opposite of the high school I graduated from. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:43 mysweetprince_: RT @AudryT I swear I'm going to write a scandalous teacher/student novel someday. Unrepentant, even. #yalitchat - I'd read that!!!!!! :-) 7/14/2010 19:43 mjaedin: @AudryT I would read that. Teacher/student is a fantasy kink of mine. >.> #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:43 dawnmetcalf: @PaulWHankins You're excited?! *I'M* excited! Thanks for your invaluable insights on 63 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:43 sambgood: @AudryT I'm going to write a sappy (and maybe scandalous?) student-teacher/student novel to compliment yours. =) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:44 Sarahbear9789: @DreamingInBooks Me too. #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:44 AudryT: I just read GOING TOO FAR. Cop instead of teacher, but steeeeamy. And great banter. I'd love to write banter like that. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:44 NyxensAdventure: @bloggersbooks I actually had one young, good looking teacher in m.s. Everybody loved him. I didn't. I am now friends with him. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:44 AudryT: @sambgood Yay! We can be scandal buddies. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:44 swati505: HI all! Are we discussing teachers and students? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:45 Brent_Watson41: @john_zeleznik Scary, huh? I'm 34. The same happened to me, but I teach 8th grade. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:45 harmonybreviews: Can someone please explain all of these chats to me? Like #yalitchat and #querychat? Are they every week? How do I join in? 7/14/2010 19:45 AudryT: @swati505 High school. Turned into teacher crushes, though. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:45 swati505: I actually have a short story about a scandalous teacher-student relationship that I might turn into a novel someday #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:46 YAaddict: When I look back now, the teachers I hated the most are the ones that made the biggest impact on me. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:46 AudryT: @harmonybreviews Hold on, I'll do a run-down of bookish and writer chats. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:46 DreamingInBooks: @Sarahbear9789 I think I like them b/c from a teenage standpoint, the whole 'no touchie' thing makes it seem romantic. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:46 BloggersBooks: @NyxensAdventure Honestly? I hate having male teachers. I always feel awkward. Hence why I become friends instead of crushing. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:46 Sarahbear9789: @harmonybreviews #YALitChat is every week and they have a topic. You can join them on tweetchat. 7/14/2010 19:46 swati505: @AudryT Ah! high school. Hmm... so glad I'm done. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:46 64 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html AudryT: @Brent_Watson41 To participate, you just write tweets and include a chat's hashtag. This chat's hashtag is: #yalitchat #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:47 swati505: RT @YAaddict: When I look back now, the teachers I hated the most are the ones that made the biggest impact on me. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:47 RKirkendall: The teachers that made the biggest impact on me were the ones that everyone else hated because they made them WORK. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:47 BloggersBooks: @NyxensAdventure But I love the IDEA of teacher/student relationships. Loved A Season of Eden and love the one on PLL now! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:47 DreamingInBooks: #yalitchat I know Stolen by Lucy Christopher isn't teacher/student, but it's just as psychologically moving. O.o 7/14/2010 19:47 NyxensAdventure: @bloggersbooks Yeah, me too. But I found it hilarious that those girls tried soo hard to become close to him. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:47 Sarahbear9789: @DreamingInBooks I agree, stuff that is wrong/dangerous appeals to some teens... #YALitChat 7/14/2010 19:47 sambgood: @AudryT Woohoo! Although, now that I think about it..how bout Pretty Little Liars? I've only seen the show but the S/T romance... #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:48 BloggersBooks: @wastepaperprose Eh, it was more a coincidence. Dinner and Boy and trying to read, then #yalitchat popped up. 7/14/2010 19:48 YAaddict: @RKirkendall That's probably why I hated them. :) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:48 marybrebner: @harmonybreviews #yalitchat every week @ 9pmEST (tho next week it's at midnight) Just make sure you have the # (Tweetchat's good) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:48 AudryT: @harmonybreviews To participate, you just write tweets and include a chat's hashtag. This chat's hashtag is: #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:48 Brent_Watson41: @harmonybreviews Just use www.tweetchat.com and put in yalitchat for the hashtag. It's going on now...sorta #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:48 sambgood: True words RT @YAaddict: When I look back now, the teachers I hated the most are the ones that made the biggest impact on me. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:48 Brent_Watson41: @AudryT @marybrebner You beat me to it. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:49 AudryT: @harmonybreviews Most regular chats will also have a Twitter account with the same name, so you can find a schedule at @yalitchat #yalitchat 65 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 19:49 BookumsXLibro: @RKirkendall Yeah, It was true. He came back and substituted for us in high school, he didn't seem happy to see us. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:49 DreamingInBooks: @Sarahbear9798 @sambgood Dangerous is always appealing. Teens like risks. Teens like love that's really exciting. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:49 dawnmetcalf: RT @YAaddict: When I look back now, the teachers I hated the most are the ones that made the biggest impact on me. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:49 AudryT: @harmonybreviews Anyone can invent a hashtag, so new chats pop up all the time, but there are also popular regulars. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:50 OCWW: RT @Georgia_McBride: There will NOT be a 9PM EST chat next week! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:50 2KoP: RT @Georgia_McBride: There will NOT be a 9PM EST chat next week! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:50 readthroughlife: RT @girlsinthestack @dlschubert One thing adults & teens have in common is an interest in sex, whether or not they're having any! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:50 hashtager: # @harmonybreviews Anyone can invent a hashtag, so new chats pop up all the time, but there are also popular regulars. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:50 OCWW: RT @Georgia_McBride: Next week's chat starts at MIDNIGHT! Halloween in July Spooktakular chat w/ Heather Brewer, Claudia Gray + Nancy Holder. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:50 2KoP: RT @Georgia_McBride: Next week's chat starts at MIDNIGHT! Halloween in July Spooktakular chat w/ Heather Brewer, Claudia Gray + Nancy Holder. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:50 AudryT: @harmonybreviews Weekly chats: M-W-F #litchat TUES #kidlitchat WED #yalitchat THURS #scribechat FRI #scifichat SUN #scriptchat #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:51 Shelltex: First #querychat for me. Enjoyed it. Thanks all. Now off to read the tweets from #yalitchat. 7/14/2010 19:51 swati505: @DreamingInBooks It must be the invincibility thing coupled #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:51 YAaddict: The one that I swore was *the devil*, I am now Facebook friends with. :D #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:51 DreamingInBooks: @AudryT I have a #hashtagaddiction and use random hashtags. :P #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:51 ChickyyLit: @AudryT we had a tendency to get new teachers at my schools. The science and math teaching ones were usually the cute ones. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:51 66 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html AudryT: @harmonybreviews You can do searches on each of those chats to find out their times. Hope that helps. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:51 NyxensAdventure: @AudryT That is a lot of chats! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:51 swati505: RT @AudryT: @harmonybreviews Weekly chats: M-W-F #litchat TUES #kidlitchat WED #yalitchat THURS #scribechat FRI #scifichat SUN #scriptchat #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:52 sambgood: @DreamingInBooks Hence the "fall for the bad boy" scenario. I wonder how that really plays out though in real life #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:52 AudryT: @swati505 Are you THE Swati? Your book is on my to read list. I hear really good things about it. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:52 NyxensAdventure: @sambgood I would say not to well. @DreamingInBooks #yalitchat #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:53 sambgood: @vincentganzon I'm participating in #yalitchat haha =) I love me YA, books, and writing. #yalitchat equals all three, hehe 7/14/2010 19:53 DreamingInBooks: @sambgood I'll tell you: In real life, you fall for people you would never expect, and usually they are helluva normal. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:54 swati505: @AudryT I've never been referred to as THE Swati before. Cool new titular! Split is my debut book. So glad you've heard of it #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:55 NyxensAdventure: @swati505 Eveyone's heard of it! Well, I have and I certainly want to read it soooo badly! #yalitchat #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:56 DreamingInBooks: @swati505 Split is also on my List-of-Books-To-Buy. ^_^ The cover = awesome. Now if only I had time to read extra books! GAh! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:56 swati505: @AudryT I read your bio and totally LMOA. How unclothed is your muse? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:56 mysweetprince_: In Australia, no clubs,cheerleaders or Jocks! U go 2 school, go 2 ur classes, hang w friends @ lunch,go 2 more classes & go home! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:57 AudryT: @DreamingInBooks I fell for a guy twice my age on the other end o the U.S., who was in the middle of a divorce. We're married now #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:57 mysweetprince_: @sambgood I love me YA, books, and writing. #yalitchat equals all three, hehe - Me too!! 7/14/2010 19:57 AudryT: @swati505 He's being very difficult today, so I'd say his belt buckle is stuck. But I'll rip the damn thing off later tonight. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:58 67 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html swati505: @DreamingInBooks @NyxensAdventures You've totally made my night #yalitchat. 7/14/2010 19:58 DreamingInBooks: @swati505 I'd love to review your book...Must. Resist. Asking. For. More. TBR. Pile. That. Will. Fall. On. Meeeh. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:59 swati505: @AudryT I'm naming mine Oscar I think. I yell at him often. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:59 AudryT: @swati505 I can see you waving your fists and crying, "Oscaaaaar!" #yalitchat 7/14/2010 19:59 sambgood: @DreamingInBooks I think I get what you mean. Never expected to be with the same guy for all my hs life & now college life #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:00 AudryT: Okay, I'm going to go make a PDF archive of today's incredibly useful chat about writing high school life. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:00 DreamingInBooks: @AudryT Oh, well minus the twice my age and married bit and you have #boyfriend. :) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:00 sambgood: @DreamingInBooks Which makes me wonder how realistic the girls are in some books who date, or sleep, with so many people. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:01 swati505: @DreamingInBooks I don't want you buried under books,but would love a review. Am organizing Oct blog tour. DM me if U want in? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:01 sambgood: @DreamingInBooks That might just be me though >.< I was and still am a hopeless romantic. Sigh #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:02 AudryT: @DreamingInBooks If he is awesome, intelligent, thoughtful, funny and hawt, then your #boyfriend is like my hubby. :-) #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:02 DreamingInBooks: @sambgood I know people like that, too. Character like that that urks me: MC from House of Night books. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:02 sambgood: @AudryT I'd like to do that too. Mind telling me how to do that? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:03 swati505: @AudryT and his girlfriend, STE-E-L-LL-A, right? #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:03 chasingwords: So, I was gone tonight & missed #yalitchat... I suggested the friggin' topic. *cries* #sosad 7/14/2010 20:03 DreamingInBooks: @AudryT Idk if he's officially hot. Probably not to everyone. But he is to me. So #booyfriend = #AudrysHubby #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:03 AudryT: @DreamingInBooks House of Night is about wish fulfillment rather than reality. Sometimes characters who get around exist for that #yalitchat 68 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM
    • http://printyourtwitter.com/tweets.html 7/14/2010 20:04 DreamingInBooks: @swati505 Okay, follow me so we can DM! Find the follow/follow rule for DMing weird. O.o #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:04 AudryT: @sambgood I save twitter archives using printyourtwitter.com, which will list PDF as a printing option if u have PDF viewer. #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:05 DreamingInBooks: @AudryT So true. I don't think I ever read the series for serious literary merit. #yalitchat MC still annoys me for whoreness though. 7/14/2010 20:05 swati505: @AudryT You'll have to dress your muse in sweatpants from now on #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:05 swati505: @DreamingInBooks Followed! #yalitchat 7/14/2010 20:06 DreamingInBooks: @swati505 Message sent! #yalitchat Coolness! THE Swati is a follower. 7/14/2010 20:08 69 of 69 7/14/2010 8:14 PM