Sarah Halzack @sarahhalzackThis is fascinating: A former vintage clothing buyer uses her knowledge of things like fasteners, fabrications, and bra construction techniques to solve crimes.
Wow I need it #MSWL
(I have so many costumer friends who would adore this!)
rachel syme @rachsymethe teeeeeeens are at it agaiiiiiiin theatlantic.com/technology/arc… pic.twitter.com/eKRyLCWTzA
#MSWL These are the kinds of details that build a convincing, contemporary YA world. Teens are intertwined with digital communication, and they're secretive, which means they're going to figure this shit out on their own. So much to mine! Write it true.
Hannah Wood @notsowiseowlI'm disgusted yet obsessed by this clusterf*ck of college cheating. I really want someone to write a book called TOO RICH TO FAIL, about the lengths parents will go to immunize their children from failure; the psychological consequences for those kids; and the social cost.
Oh god, yes. Yes. Yes please. #MSWL
hannah capin @tldaaollfanyone who thinks YA is "unrealistically dramatic" needs to sit down following today's college admissions bribery adventure
blair waldorf has NOTHING on aunt becky
NGL I'd LOVE a YA about a student finding out their parents did this to get them into an elite school and now the student has to reckon publicly and personally with their privilege, whiteness, and wealth + how these contributed to their own ignorance of their parents' plot. #MSWL
I'm very much a fan of characters who make the wrong decisions and fuck up and are flawed. I would ALSO like to see stories about people who do all the "right" things, but stuff falls apart anyway because it's impossible to control the world! That's real too. #MSWL
inorganic african feminist @ztsamudziCurrently behind a paywall, but I’ve written a piece for @thedailybeast about how black inhumanity (not simply “algorithmic bias”) is coded into facial recognition software and that’s why it can’t see us, and black people in tech can’t fix that
#MSWL The underground anti-tech resistance are black people who aren't detected/recognized by the evil corporate tech.
Shannon/S.A. Chakraborty @SAChakrabooksPlease....if a POC #ownvoices author even writes a Mission Impossible-esqe heist novel involving people breaking into the British Museum to recover their stolen treasure, I will help you write a query letter and blurb your book and push it into people's hands.
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii yes #MSWL
Sarah Zhang @sarahzhangThis is such an incredible bit of sleuthing.
Scientists found mysterious blue particles in a 1000-year-old woman's dental plaque, only to realized they had stumbled into a forgotten history of female scribes.
Adam Satariano @satarianoHUGE new NYT investigation about location data. Your whereabouts (home, school, church), pulled from apps on your phone, then sold to advertisers and even hedge funds. A weather app is doing an alarming amount more with your data than providing a forecast. nyti.ms/2GaRywe
This is terrifying BUT also a great jumping off point for a thriller... #MSWL
(Turn your location off, people! <3)
41 Strange @41StrangeA storm-damaged tree at Durand-Eastman Park, Rochester, New York, is attracting a lot of attention due to it's resemblance to a famous local ghost named 'White Lady' pic.twitter.com/xHg7KpuU2L
#MSWL, especially in conjunction with the Bella in the Wych Elm project I’ve wanted for years!!!
Ed Solomon @ed_solomonI'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
Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitmanI've often said I'd LOVE a YA retelling of Much Ado, and I stand by that, but I'd love a feminist reclaiming of it, too. That's a #MSWL, by the way--YA graphic novel retelling of Much Ado about Nothing starring modern-day POC teens. What would such a retelling look like?
I would EXTREMELY love this. #MSWL