🧼 Lauren Spieller 🖐
I'd love to see more upmarket/literary fantasy in my inbox, a la TEN THOUSAND DOORS, UPROOTED, A DARKER SHADE. I'm particularly drawn to books that play with fairytales and folklore, but I'm looking for anything that draws me in w/ great characters and excellent writing. #mswl
Patrice Caldwell @whimsicallyoursi love a great baking comparison when it comes to writing. so, of course i love @dongwon's most recent newsletter on "the beginning" of your novel. a must read!
I can't find a tweet for it, but I also really want more dark, twisted suspense/thrillers a la Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware, Wendy Heard, and Lauren Beukes. If it crosses over into horror, that's great too! #QuarantineMSWL (7/?)
Rebecca Kuss @reebsthereader@laurenspieller YUP. i need midnight adventures in enchanted mansions that open up to alternate dimensions and flying ships captained by talking manticores and just something (anything) that does not involve the phrase "so what should we watch next?"
NEW #MSWL: a magical MG mystery a la THE WOLF OF CAPE FEN by @julianalbrandt. The mystery is deeply personal to the character, the worldbuilding is excellent, and the magic serves the mystery plot. It also doesn't hurt that the writing is gorgeous. I want more like this!
SYFY FANGRRLS @SyfyfangrrlsTHAT WIZARD, IS READING A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME BY STEPHEN HAWKING, AND USING MAGIC TO STIR HIS TEACUP LIKE WHAT ARE MAGICAL PHYSICS i have been thinking about this since 2004 #HPFG pic.twitter.com/QQDfBnM3np
Current #MSWL wishlist:
❤️ YA/Adult Rom Com— high concept and swoony
✨ Magical stories with fun, pacey plots - MG/YA/Adult
If your project doesn’t fall under these two categories but it is still uplifting and joyful, I’d love to see it!