Alyssa Jennette Is Closed To Queries!
I don't shy away from "issues" in any book, but I'm not interested in plots that are driven entirely by the 'message" that the author is trying to convey. If your plot is determined by the lesson instead of by being a great story unto itself, that really shows. #agentry #MSWL
#MSWL I would REALLY love a well-crafted historical/art mystery for MG (something in the vein of Legends of the Hidden Temple/National Treasure) OR adult audiences (think thorough research, clever hooks). I want the audience to solve along.
Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette(TBH I probably won't want your memoir at all unless it's about reconciling faith+real life, archaeology/art conservation, or being a spy.)
This is still true, both the negatives and the positives. #MSWL
Sarah Guan @Sarah_GuanWhere were the parents of these teen heroines who said
“focus on your college applications”
“no dating until you’re eighteen”
“what’s his GPA?”
“how about this nice boy whose parents we’ve known for decades?”
This! Please, this! #MSWL
Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennetteBasically, the point is that found families are amazing, especially those created out of desperation/necessity. Adding bloodlust/different philosophies and moralities about murder and God to that is really compelling! Vampires are cool! Struggling with humanity is universal!
Anyway, Twilight presented a lot of really awesome concepts/characters that I wish we had spent more time with/centered the plot on. Maybe you can be inspired to use that prompt and explore where Meyer chose not to. #MSWL
Yo I would be VERY HERE to read all about a (magical?) Arctic culture in which the people communicate and bond with whales. Maybe pairing with a specific whale pal is a coming-of-age thing! #MSWL
Austin Gilkeson 🐙 @osuteinNow imaging a movie where a dad with two secret families watches on in horror as his two sons, unknown to each other, face off in the state wrestling championship.
I mean, like... #MSWL
Hanna Masaryk @ThePiebrarianKeeping up with the Kardashians is basically just a modern AU of Pride and Prejudice. Like, Kris just wants the girls to be provided for. Kim is Lizzie, Kanye is Darcy, and the spin-off is Revenge Body with Mary Bennet.
Slush Thurman @Sam_ThurmanOk, so remember that scene in Liar Liar when Jim Carey asks to be excused from court to pee, and the judge asks why, and he struggles in pain, unable to lie, until screaming that holding your pee can cause incontinence? Thread:
#MSWL Give me this level of deep-dive on your speculative "found powers" premise. (Also Sam is hysterical and talented and you should follow him.)