Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette#MSWL A novel--for any age group--about the breaking point in a friendship or family relationship. Tell me about having the strength to end contact with someone who can't be helped/is actively toxic. Relatedly: a book about intentional familial estrangement and its effects.
#MSWL By the way, the person doing the ending can be decisive AND devastated. It happens all the time! The agony comes before and after the decision is made, but that doesn't mean the decision isn't a clear one.
#MSWL A novel--for any age group--about the breaking point in a friendship or family relationship. Tell me about having the strength to end contact with someone who can't be helped/is actively toxic. Relatedly: a book about intentional familial estrangement and its effects.
#MSWL A modern retelling of Phantom or Hunchback. Naturally #ownvoices are prioritized here, especially if the story if told from the perspective of a disabled character (in any case apart from these retellings as well).
#MSWL MG/YA featuring characters who are involved in their faith communities, even if they chafe a little within them. Discovering how your beliefs differs from others--even those you share a faith with--is an important growing-up moment!
#MSWL A Queer Eye-esque YA makeover story. When I say "QE-esque" I don't explicitly mean 5 gay dudes--think a mix of genders, sexualities, perspectives, and styles! I mean a makeover that focuses on competence and confidence and emotional intelligence, not just looks.
Sara Schonfeld @SaraSchonThe pitch: a modern day ghost-hunter, but instead of locating spirits, they're a detective who tracks down exes who have cut off communication.
omg omg omg omg omg this appeals SO much to my little vigilante heart! #MSWL
Hannah Allaman @hallaman13Watched the US gymnastics championships tonight (SIMONE 😍), and it reminded me how much I want a MG or YA (hs or college) sports book. Gymnastics. Swimming. Volleyball. Track. Cheerleading. Etc. As long as it's voicey and character driven, send it my way! #MSWL
One of my favorite books as a preteen was Amber on the Line (by Emily Marshall, part of the Going for Gold series), and Amber was a young gymnast who struggled with balancing school and her team. I would love to see something like that! #MSWL
Perseus Greenman @futharkvillage@AlyssaJennette You mean like Stargate? Daniel is a translator.
They gloss over a lot of the things in this article, though, and he is just super-confident and able to translate something that sounds like archaic English super-quickly.
I mean ancient translation--Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Latin. I've always loved ancient cultures/documents/artifacts. I'd love a book centered around the discovery/emerging solution/process. I'm open to an invented culture, but I'm probably not the one for hard sci-fi. #MSWL
Lindsey Hall @LindseyHall17#MSWL fantasy w/ a translator protag. There's so much power in language-- how they translate for a ruler effects a whole kingdom, eg. I want to see the nuances & consequences of deciding how & what to translate, word play between languages, times when translation falls short
Hello this is QUITE like the #MSWL I tweeted yesterday! Who’s out there writing this???
Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennetteThis is like porn to me. Someone, PLEASE write me a novel centered on a translator. #MSWL twitter.com/EmilyRCWilson/…
For the morning crowd--#MSWL! I finished an ARC of MELMOTH recently--the protag is a translator--and adored it, but I'd love a voice and plot that include these kind of thought processes/mystery-solving/decision-making!