Little known fact about me (that often embarrassed me when I was a kid):
I grew up eating venison 3+ times per week. My father was a farmer and a hunter, and he fed our family, farm to table, range to table.
So now, I am always intrigued to receive ag/hunting stories. #mswl
Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmellIn romances, if your characters are infertile, they don't need miracle pregnancy to have a happy ending. Nor does your plus size heroine need to lose a weight, your disabled character be "cured" or your plain character become hot.
Let your characters find happiness as they are.
And when you write that story, please consider me. My query box reopens February 1. #MSWL
Sleeping Calliope @carnivalbonesA common words in the English language today, nightmare, actually has its origins in a scary creature from Scandinavian folklore. #FolkloreThursday
A female Vette known as Mare would bring bad dreams to people by sitting on them while they slept. pic.twitter.com/42F82CLy6R
Terrifying! (And I want a book starring Mare. #MSWL)
Dahlia Adler @MissDahlELamaI know seeing Bad Queer Lit Takes on Twitter gets really anxiety inducing for authors, so lemme tell you as someone who gets piles of requests for very specific queer recs every day: all the things you fear no one wants are wanted very badly by somebody.
My favorite novels are literary stories focused on family, relationships, sexuality, mental illness, or recovery.
In particular, stories that explore sexuality are near + dear to my heart. I needed those stories when I was a teen (and still need/love/want them today) #MSWL
Saritza (Open to queries!) @LitAgentSaritzatwitter.com/wftv/status/12… pic.twitter.com/wiGaQXF4Ji
(Ha! I have to admit I love the sordid details of this alleged scandal from start to finish. It would make a GREAT novel, and then a dramedy on HBO! Who would play the lover? Who would play the wife (she would make a GREAT protagonist)? And who is the true power player? #MSWL)
Saraciea is on hiatus @Sj_FennellCalling all BIPOC horror writers (unagented) submit your manuscript to Nightfire starting 7/15 👇🏽👇🏽 twitter.com/TorNightfire/s…
Elisabeth Thomas @lissiethomasCATHERINE HOUSE, yall!! 💫 come inside ✨ twitter.com/BuzzFeedBooks/…
Cat Harman-Mitchell🏳️🌈 @cat_harman92@marchsoloway @oliviaaserr It always makes me so sad to hear stories like this because big noses on women are so friggen beautiful! I grew up listening to my mom always complaining about her "wide, flat nose" and never understanding why she hated it. Hopefully moving fwd we can create an environment (1/2)
Elisabeth Thomas @lissiethomasCATHERINE HOUSE is a NYTBR editors choice!! 🤩 I’ll take any good news 🙏🏾 nytimes.com/2020/06/04/boo…
Couldn't agree more, @nytimesbooks:
CATHERINE HOUSE, by @lissiethomas is a terrific read, gorgeously written, full of mystery and intrigue. I ignored my family and read it cover to cover. Could not put it down!
(P.S. I'd love to find a project like it in my #query box. #MSWL) twitter.com/lissiethomas/s…
#MSWL Valentine's Day is near, and I feel like falling in love.
P.S. I love a good romantic subplot that involves a triangle. As a reader, I usually like to root for the one who is supposedly less attractive, but when you get to know them, they are oh so appealing! Surprise me!
Megan Ilnitzki @megilnitAnd across all age groups, stories where, despite nay-saying voices (whether they be internal/external or both), a main character comes into their own and recognizes their inherent power, self-worth, and unique place in the world. #mswl
Seeing lots of space operas this morning. So fun.
P.S. I'd love to find your version of HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY meets [fill in the blank]. Throw in a dash of romance, and I'm hooked! #MSWL
(The answer is "42," but what is the question?)
Happy #MSWL Day!
I would love to a funny and uplifting friendship break-up / make-up story, or a fraught and complicated friend break-up story (perhaps a thriller?). #MG, #YA, #Adult Surprise me! #MSWL
For my wish list + more about me, see:
WHOA! Highly recommend listening to the @nytimes Daily Podcast: Keeping Harvey Weinstein’s Secrets, Part 1: Lisa Bloom
...I spy the premise for a season of Damages with Glenn Close or a gripping thriller! #MSWL
Jill Tatara @jilltataraworld@marchsoloway My son grows his hair out long, and then I cut it really short. We always pause in the middle so he can have a few minutes of mullet. 😂😂😂👱🏻♀️✂️ pic.twitter.com/Ipp1TikFD6
The New York Times @nytimesBreaking News: San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and other municipal agencies nyti.ms/2VA92cJ
If you're thinking about setting your dystopian in San Francisco, think again.
But maybe a great locale for a crime or psychological suspense novel with an antihero protagonist? #MSWL
Privacy fears allayed... for now.