Molly O'Neill

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Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 8

YA that explores Big Questions thru memorable characters & amazing, inventive (non-derivative!) worldbuilding. Easy, right? #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 8

I'd love a MG/YA about the kind of friendship that makes you see the world differently & shapes & defines you for the rest of yr life. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 8

If your YA/MG has a vivid, authentic Southern voice/sensibility, gimme! But be warned: I'm a Texan so I'll know if you're faking. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 8

Confident/powerful/beautiful writing on a word/sentence level thrills me. Make readers want to tattoo yr words on their ❤️...or skin. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 8

YA/MG that explores liminal spaces: where the fabric of reality is loosened & characters are on the cusp of transformation/becoming. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 8

Does the setting (place/time/both!) of your MG or YA feel so vivid and alive that it's almost a character in & of itself? I LOVE THAT. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 8

Yearning for a YA love story that feels bigger than just one couple's romance. Teach me profound things about love thru their story. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 8

Expansive YA/MG: show me links & connections b/w ideas that appear to have nothing in common at first glance but make MC's world grow. #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 8

Looking for interesting/creative frameworks/structures that elevate/heighten the impact of yr MC's arc or yr story's plot. MG or YA #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 6

Twitter, I just saw @arrivalmovie & I want to discuss in terms of #MSWL . Will aim for broad terms to avoid spoilers, but be warned. 1/?

And lastly, a hat tip to the short story by Ted Chiang that inspired @arrivalmovie which I haven't yet read...but now intend to! #MSWL 8/8

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 6

Twitter, I just saw @arrivalmovie & I want to discuss in terms of #MSWL . Will aim for broad terms to avoid spoilers, but be warned. 1/?

What I DON'T mean is, "send me alien stories." What I DO mean is, send me stories that aim for a similar incandescence of ideas. #MSWL #7/8

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 6

Twitter, I just saw @arrivalmovie & I want to discuss in terms of #MSWL . Will aim for broad terms to avoid spoilers, but be warned. 1/?

It made me see beauty in a place I hadn't known to look for it (in this case, at the fusion point of logic & math & language). #MSWL 6/?

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 6

Twitter, I just saw @arrivalmovie & I want to discuss in terms of #MSWL . Will aim for broad terms to avoid spoilers, but be warned. 1/?

It was a love story of a sort, but bigger than just romance: in this case, also a love story b/w one woman & all of humanity. #MSWL 5/?

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 6

Twitter, I just saw @arrivalmovie & I want to discuss in terms of #MSWL . Will aim for broad terms to avoid spoilers, but be warned. 1/?

IMHO one of a story's greatest powers is to gradually uncover links b/w things/ideas we'd have never imagined could be interwoven. #MSWL 4/?

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 6

Twitter, I just saw @arrivalmovie & I want to discuss in terms of #MSWL . Will aim for broad terms to avoid spoilers, but be warned. 1/?

1. It connected ideas I'd never quite seen put together before: in this case, linguistics + aliens + our notions of how time work. #MSWL 3/?

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 6

Twitter, I just saw @arrivalmovie & I want to discuss in terms of #MSWL . Will aim for broad terms to avoid spoilers, but be warned. 1/?

Arrival did 3 things I love in a story, any/all of which would make me absolutely melty if I found them woven into a submission. #MSWL 2/?

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Feb 6

Twitter, I just saw @arrivalmovie & I want to discuss in terms of #MSWL . Will aim for broad terms to avoid spoilers, but be warned. 1/?

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Jan 18

Am I the only one who gets nervous that I’m going to discover I’m a Cylon by failing a CAPTCHA test?

@MichaelBourret #MSWL

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Jan 13

Yesterday, my daughter learned that she hadn't got into Oxford. By the time I got in from work, she'd made this fro… https://t.co/TO2xqGRGpF

There's so totally a YA novel in this. Bonus points if awesome collage-y art interstitials are included. #MSWL https://t.co/NA1AV9jiwW

Molly O'Neill @molly_oneill · Jan 4

There's a middle grade novel in here somewhere and I want it. #MSWL https://t.co/0nDEIEpKmc