Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528Speaking of conferences, why has no one written a novel about someone getting murdered at a mystery writers' convention where EVERYone thinks they're the person who can figure out whodunit? #mswl
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeHe isn't doing anything illegal, but is it APPROPRIATE? HELL NO. Could you imagine this, but in a small town, where a behavior like rubbing the girl's shoulders or something else could be excused. Or had been so internalized by the town? 3/
All this to say, I am not a fan of abuse books, but this kind of book would fascinate me. Someone from the outside, who sees this, and sees something off and doesn't know what it is, but knows it is wrong. And then has to fit the town's internalized acceptance of it. #MSWL #YA
Katie Henry @KT_NREI see your con artist YA heroine and raise you this legendary teenage girl who infiltrated Queen Charlotte's court, escaped execution for theft, escaped indentured servitude, successfully posed as a German princess despite NOT SPEAKING GERMAN, and somehow lived happily ever after pic.twitter.com/5BrhYrhDNw
#MSWL on this
Ruqayyah Daud @rsdaudcan someone please write a middle-grade book about an all-girls step team? so many sports books but not one i've seen about stepping. i was briefly on the step team in 7th grade and there's lots of drama to write about! #mswl
I want this so much #MSWL
Joker Movie @jokermoviePut on a happy face. #JokerMovie - in theaters October 4. pic.twitter.com/TxF3Jqxjjr
This is the kind of villain as protagonist origin story i want in YA #MSWL. I might be too scared to watch the movie though, but damn do I relate to Joker now.
Amanda Jain @wensday95Hello my nonfiction writing friends! I have a TON of #mswl tweets for you this morning, so buckle up.
Lauren Spieller @laurenspiellerWriters, I have a few kidlit #mswl items I'd love to see in 2019!
-funny, contemp YA a la WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, HOT DOG GIRL, HERETICS ANONYMOUS
-LatinX characters! Please!
-Grounded dark fantasy, a la SAWKILL GIRLS, THE DEVOURING GRAY, THE RAVEN BOYS
Sam Gentry @Sam_Gentry24Wednesday morning #MSWL! I’d love to see a YA version of @netflix’s “You”...creepy stalker love interest and the exploration of the people we become on social media. And a little murder couldn’t hurt. 😬
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife(Last tweet didn't make sense cause lack of food) BUT What I meant to say was we don't live removed from our actions. We are interconnected. So what does that mean for the next generation? How do they grapple with their history? How do they move society forward?
History is doomed to repeat itself if we don't learn from our actions. And even when we do, as a whole, how do we as a society correct the course? I'm not sure what a YA would look like that deals with these issues and themes, but I'd love to see it. #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeSomething I have been thinking about lately as I edited @WillasRamblings's MS and watch BLACK EARTH RISING is the idea of having your future completely changed in an instant. And it has me thing about the deeper idea of working through the trauma and feelings of that.
And the idea of what we owe to one another. And how to we come out of painful histories and move forward as a society. So I interested in seeing books that explore these themes. Not sure what that would look like. It will have to be very nuanced and sensitively done. But #MSWL