When it comes to creative writing, I sit down with a very definite goal in mind: tell a story I have already outlined and defined. However, that's just me. I know many writers actually like hearing ideas and inspiration from other sources. It helps them to come up with creative concepts that are more "marketable". To that end, I present to you the latest resource for creative writing: Manuscript Wishlist, or MS Wishlist. MS Wishlist is a website where agents and editors post their "I wish I could have this!" For example, here are a few of today's (Monday Sep 19th) wishlist posts:
- #MSWL in YA or Adult -> original ghost stories, eerie near-contemporary settings, long buried secrets, high concept coming of age.
- You know what I really want to read? The BAD MOMS for the expecting moms-to-be and the not-gonna-happens and the not-quite-yets. #WF #MSWL
- Really want a story about a girl who works in a library and falls in love with someone through the books she pulls for them.
- Craving exciting high fantasy: rich secondary world, complex characters, subtle magic, and high stakes.
- Old Hollywood was the worst. Love to see something set there that doesn't sugarcoat it.