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Young Adult Literary Chat 2010 July 14

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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Young Adult Literary Chat 2010 July 14

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. 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

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