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#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 I'm missing some fun YA in my inbox lately--I'd love to see some wit, excitement, and high school hijinks. Sports, competitions, dances, clubs, etc. With a few crushes/kisses thrown in, of course.
#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.
Tomi Obaro @TomiObaroI love this story — Chinese billionaires are hiring highly trained thieves to steal back Chinese art from European museums gq.com/story/the-grea…
Yes, hello. #MSWL
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
bigmood ahmadinejad @alexqarbuckleProposal: all high schools should make the jocks and the theatre kids get together and put on a wrestlemania every year
This is a STRONG #MSWL for me. Somebody please write this immediately.
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!
Emily Wilson @EmilyRCWilsonWhy and how is translation so hard? Here's a little non-comparative case study to help make the process more visible. 9 words from the very start of the Odyssey, lines 1-2: ὃς μάλα πολλὰ / πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν. Syntactically easy.
This is like porn to me. Someone, PLEASE write me a novel centered on a translator. #MSWL
Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan#MSWL!
I’m imagining one of these exorcists getting caught up in some epic political struggle, and the others admonishing, “Don’t be such a drama queen! Our family sticks to lesser demons and dead commoners for a reason! Stop meddling with dead emperors!” twitter.com/philipjboyes/s…