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Ali Herring @HerringAli#MSWL YA fantasy that isn't "dark". Dare I say fun, maybe funny? Something that feels bright? Still has to have a solid hook and story problem to solve.
Agents: So what’re you looking for these days?
Now how do I get on the side of Twitter that gushes profusely about CHARMING AS A VERB by @gohomeben on the regular ??? Bc how does it not come up more??
(YA contemp, Black love (both darkskin), Black boy MC, no Black trauma focus??? Yeahhh it’s giving #mswl !!)
I have such a very specific #mswl request that I might just IP it.
-Black love/Black characters (w/o touching on racism….I know…)
-Vibes of “Fearless” (TV), “Jump then Fall” (TV), “Today was a Fairytale” (TV)
Had to make some tweaks to my #mswl page because a few updates on what I’m looking for + more books I’ve read and adored (also all my accounts are AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS stan accounts and the world should know that)
MC: *frantically looking for something in their room*
Alex: *sends message that MC left it in the kitchen*
MC: *grateful but refuses to show it* ALEX! Aren’t you supposed to NOT interfere???
Alex: What’s the point of watching you struggle??😭
Humor all around #MSWL
Foyinsi @OyinAtiOmiOkay hear me out....YA novel w/ MC who somehow meets the FBI agent (or whatever group) assigned to monitor/watch MC (like how we all have one) and hilarity ensues. Agent is just trying to be helpful (like whenever MC is looking for something) and MC just so annoyed? #MSWL
MC talking to themself or someone else: I’d really love to get ____
Agent: *helpfully sends links to sites that sell it*
MC: LEAVE. ME. ALONE. ALEX. Or I’ll expose you!
Agent: I’m just trying to help 🥺🥺
Genuine friendship eventually ensues. They meet in person someday #MSWL
Okay hear me out....YA novel w/ MC who somehow meets the FBI agent (or whatever group) assigned to monitor/watch MC (like how we all have one) and hilarity ensues. Agent is just trying to be helpful (like whenever MC is looking for something) and MC just so annoyed? #MSWL
I’m in like full “I need escapism” mode right now (& I’m really privileged to be able to check out sometimes). Desperately need someone to send me a fluffy and lighthearted YA contemp romance. Plot can be anything, as long as it has YEARNING and TENSION🥺 #mswl
Oh to get a lighthearted YA contemp romance that is SO FILLED W/ *ROMANTIC SLOW-BURNING TENSION* that it makes ME want to spend the rest of my days in a secluded forest singing to the stars every night of my ~yearning~ until I’m 1 with the trees
Or something like that.
Love triangle but in an unexpected twist, instead of MC choosing one out of two really great options, they end up in a polyamorous relationship with both or in a thrupple and they all live happily ever after 👀 #mswl
Foyinsi @OyinAtiOmiA poly romance?!?!
Omg I have been WAITING to see more of this!!!!!
I was already sold before (magic + technology in one! Bi rep!) but now THE GAME HAS CHANGED. twitter.com/zrellor/status… pic.twitter.com/nIRAZzXjTZ
Please send me your poly romances! 😍 #mswl
Foyinsi @OyinAtiOmiRandom but what if there was a story about a society in which you had to pay for EVERY single meme/gif you use? Sounds silly but could be dark & have magic (bc why not?). A whole war/revolution fought b/w free the meme-ers and ppl should be paid for use of their image-ers.
Foyinsi @OyinAtiOmiFantasy (cont.):
-A DREAM acquisition: whimsical MG contemp fantasy with the clever wordplay of #AliceInWonderland and #ThePhantomTollbooth 😍
-Another DREAM: slice-of-life stories that take place in high fantasy settings (aka fantasy elements are facts of world¬hing more) pic.twitter.com/Bd6fP3gA6y
Putting this out there in the world again:
(Please make my “edit-a-book-with-the-WONDERFUL-plus-FUN-wordplay-and-whimsy-of-Alice-in-Wonderland” dreams come trueeeee (even if it’s YA)!!😭😭😭) #MSWL
I never thought I’d want anything to do with #TheCanterburyTales once I graduated but now I feel like a YA contemp/fantasy novel (loosely) inspired by/based on it (like structurally) could be really cool???
Guess after having it in 4+ classes, the brainwashing worked...