Erica Bauman @Erica_BaumanBeen thinking over the types of stories I gravitate to, and noticing some common elements.
So, I guess it’s kind of a forever #MSWL? Just a thread of things I love (and love to work on).
I’m reopening to queries soon, so retweeting this #MSWL thread of story elements I love...
There are two types I’m drawn to:
-the soft character who is too pure for this world and must be protected at all costs
-the brittle character who has been through some shit and is desperately trying to hold it together
Micro SF/F stories @MicroSFF"Stay away," the sirens sang, "do not come close!"
Ships still came.
"Is it our voices?" the sirens asked.
They sat silent as a ship came.
"Is it our appearance?" they asked, watching the wreck.
They hid. A ship came searching for them.
"Maybe," they said, "it's not our fault."
Oh hi, #MSWL
This is weirdly specific (blame my subconscious) but I’d love to see a YA where the MC is dealing with the fallout of a parent’s very public arrest as a serial killer, and the true crime aficionados and podcasters who now hound their family. #MSWL
chicken shittle @robiinyaso... two witches...... one is like. a cute witch who practices like nature magic and loves pastel stuff and baking. the other is a gothic witch who practices more traditional witchcraft. they live in contrasting cottages next to each other in the woods. enemies to lovers...... pic.twitter.com/jFkMe5b6qM
BuzzFeed @BuzzFeed"My dad's car broke down and he had to hitchhike. My mom picked him up." bzfd.it/2nyjphp
I want to read romcom versions of all of these because they’re too cute! 😍 #MSWL
Ephemeral Elegance @drapedinhistoryIn addition to being a gorgeous actress, Hedy Lamarr was an avid inventor who developed frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology in an attempt to prevent torpedos from being interfered with during WWII. It became the forerunner to Bluetooth & WiFi technology. #HotNerdFall pic.twitter.com/3TCJUODxot
Stories about/inspired by Hedy Lamarr are on my #MSWL ❤️