Owl-yssa Jennette

@AlyssaJennette

I ask a lot of questions. Hufflepuff. Lawful Good. Literary #Agentry at @StonesongNYC . Silence is not peace.

Jersey City, NJ

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Owl-yssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · Nov 29

Just had a great talk with @CharacterShrink about (adult fiction) books set in museums and libraries and campuses. We want ‘em! #MSWL

Owl-yssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · Nov 25

Ed Solomon @ed_solomon

I'd so rather have a "flawed" screenplay with an original voice than a perfectly structured one that feels like literally anyone could have written it. (And with the plethora of "how to" books out there, pretty much anyone *can* write one, though very few can write a good one.)

I've often heard discussion about where story beats in kids' fiction are "supposed" to be (for commercial effect/familiarity), and it bugs me. I really appreciate this thread that reminds us that a standard is a common point of reference, not a rubric for success. #writetip #mswl

Owl-yssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · Oct 2

I saw a tween girl on a unicycle in the park yesterday. As she left the park she stopped, dismounted, and called to a boy her age, on his stoop across the street. He was also holding a unicycle. I want to know more! #MSWL

Owl-yssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette · Sep 12

#MSWL YR/MG/YA graphic novels! Great art is the priority: by great I mean clean, expressive, well--and cleverly!--laid-out. You can do a lot with a little, but if you do a lot, those details better suck my face into the page. That+adorable, funny, heartbreaking characters.