Bridget Smith @bredalotI have been rereading CODE NAME VERITY for the first time since my initial flurry of passion for it, and I still have the same reaction: good Jesus Christ what a VOICE.
My #mswl always includes historical fiction, but I want to have *this* reaction to it. I want a voice that's vibrant and ALIVE, that feels immediately like a person I could know, that makes the quiet parts feel intimate and the stakes feel personal.
Jessica Khoury @jkbibliophileWhere is my novel set entirely on Themyscira with absolutely no dudes appearing in any one of its 400+ glorious pages please publishing I could really use it right about now
Serious #mswl. Themyscira is licensed, of course, but I would very much love to read some novels that just do not see any reason to include a single man on the page.
In MG & YA, I'm focusing on high-concept contemporary that's sweet, funny, and layered, the kind of book that deals with a couple different kinds of relationship including the MC's feelings about themselves. #MSWL
Bridget Smith @bredalotI usually like a touch of magic, but lately I've been seeing a lot of queries that seemed like great high-concept contemporaries that turned into time travel or fantasy unexpectedly.
Bridget Smith @bredalotBased on many thoughts today: #mswl a YA friendship story structured like a romance. (Book recs also accepted forty one!)
I was thinking about this #MSWL recently, and - while I still want more! - it's exactly what FOOLISH HEARTS is. Enemies-to-BFFs.
Bridget Smith @bredalotIn ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS, Anne goes to a wedding & accidentally-on-purpose reunites the cranky sister of the bride with her childhood sweetheart, who *sails across the bay at 2AM.*
#MSWL that YA/lit novel.
Give me the crankypants heroine who always says the wrong thing, the kindhearted boy who always makes her laugh, the fight that tore them apart, & the light in the attic that brings them back just before it sours forever. #MSWL
Margaret H. Willison @MrsFridayNextSo like, if you were hitching your huskies up to your witch sleigh, you can let them go back to gnawing on your ex-lover's bones. twitter.com/TridentBooks/s…
Also #mswl this tweet - give me your Arctic Witch book!
Bridget Smith @bredalot#MSWL YA fake-relationship stories, please! They are so contrived but also my kryptonite.
Since everyone is #mswl-ing their favorite tropes! I LOVE fake relationships, whether they turn real or fall apart spectacularly.
Bridget Smith @bredalotIf I don't <3, there is a v. good chance I just didn't see it, so feel free to query anyway!