Writing Song of the Day: “Question!” by System of a Down
Woo hoo, a little late to the party, but once again it’s Road Trip Wednesday!! Here’s this week question from the lovely ladies of YA Highway:
Interactive Q&A. Post a question on your blog then travel the highway answering others’ questions!
You liked how they flipped it on us, huh? We’re the ones asking the questions this week. Let’s get this party started:
Pam’s Question: Okay, I’m a little obsessed with Publishers Marketplace. By obsessed, I mean I check it at least twice a day to see all the new YA deals. I’ve noticed that when most people receive 3-book deals, it’s usually for dystopians or paranormals. I’m a fan of both genres, but my first love is contemporary, realistic fiction. My question is–
Aside from the Gossip Girl/The Clique/etc. series (though I have nothing against them), can you think of any realistic, contemporary trilogies? If not, why do you think these aren’t so popular?
Quita’s Question: Just like Pam, I’m also a fan of contemporary YA–but I also teach history, so I have love there, too. *pokes Pam because she’s falling asleep* I’ve written both contemporary and historical YA manuscripts separately, but I’d love to combine the two. Here’s the twist–I’d love to do that without using the classic: “Lookie here, I’ve discovered a letter/journal from the past” method. My question is–
Can you suggest any books that combines both historical and contemporary in a creative way?
We know we can count on you guys. You rawk!! 🙂