Lane @lanewriteswordsThe first enemies-to-lovers was Epic of Gilgamesh, 1800 BC out of Mesopotamia. The next person who claims a YA white person invented the trope will have dishonor on their family and cow.
CORRECT, AND I AM STILL WAITING FOR MY YA RETELLING, OK? #mswl
Most Wanted #MSWL for me currently:
Inspirational Romantic Suspense 55k words for Love Inspired Suspense 80-100K for Love Inspired Trade.
Inspirational Historical Romance 70k words and 80-100k words.
If you have one & want feedback on an idea you can fit in a tweet, I'm here
Tasha Suri @tashadrinksteasometimes I wish (some) publishers would slap a queer bat signal on books instead of making lgbtq+ rep a surprise. publishers I promise you, if you make the tagline of the book 'IT'S ABOUT SPACE MERMAIDS, AND IT'S ALSO GAY AS HELL' I'll be more likely to buy it, not less.
Did you say gay space mermaids? ❤️ #MSWL
Nikkita Bourbaki is sick of winning. @futurebirdMy suggestion, make a sci fi crime drama show about future NYC where there are no police as we now know them. (Except detectives, but even they would be different.)
Show the various agencies and community group that deal with crimes.
I mean #MSWL honestly.
Sharon Pelletier @sharongracepjsAnd these are also "invisible" jobs with a great opportunity for surveillance or eavesdropping. Would anyone notice how long the UPS guy has been parked there? Think of the personal conversations/phone calls you've had in a Lyft!
I'm particularly obsessed with the idea of a sanitation worker helming a thriller, which I saw in a tweet a few days ago and foolishly didn't save.
What are your other ideas for careers that would make a good vantage point for suspense fiction?
I often say I want unexpected suspense. Here are some careers that could be a fun perspective from which to dig into a mystery instead of police detective as MC
-rental car agency employee
-UPS driver (or bus driver, or Lyft driver...)
✊🏽✊🏽 NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE ✊🏽✊🏽 @swindlesoireeIt is more radical to publish Black joy than it is to publish Black trauma, pass it on.
“Middle Grade: a protagonist with immigrant parents, an animal story (NOT talking animals), anything with an environmental theme, inventive chapter book series.” @msmariavicente #MSWL mariavicente.com/representation