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I have so many friends doing great work and great writing. I want to celebrate them. This thread will stay pinned on my profile, and I'll slowly post all the wonderful things people in my life are doing. If you feel like supporting them, please do. I'll provide links 😊

(Also, if you're interested in reading these and don't have access through a university, ping me. I'll find a way for you to read 😊)

(oops, I forgot this isn't a direct link. The pieces are Jagged Little Pill and Solarpunk & Storytelling in the Capitalocene)

I published two things (with a co-conspirator)! One is an essay on solarpunk, and the other is a review of a book I didn't quite like.

muse.jhu.edu/issue/42546

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I posted a thing about rereading The Left Hand of Darkness. Take a look if you're interested 😊

I'm trying to do this all year as I focus on rereads.

wagnerwieland.com/2020/02/22/b

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I'm teaching an online writing course for The Loft next month, but right now enrollment is low and the class is in danger of getting canceled. Please share this with anyone who might be interested! I'm really looking forward to this class.

The subject is weird fiction, fabulism, and magical realism as emotional truth-telling powerhouses. We'll read some of my very favorite fiction and start writing our own 😊

loft.org/classes/loft-presents

I'm teaching an online writing course for The Loft next month, but right now enrollment is low and the class is in danger of getting canceled. Please share this with anyone who might be interested! I'm really looking forward to this class.

The subject is weird fiction, fabulism, and magical realism as emotional truth-telling powerhouses. We'll read some of my very favorite fiction and start writing our own 😊

loft.org/classes/loft-presents

Game of Thrones, no spoilers, but talking about audience reception of the ending 

Today I finished a really remarkable book called Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters by Maria José Silveira. It chronicles 500 years of colonization in Brazil through the matrilineal descendants of a young indigenous girl born the year the Portuguese arrive on the coast. The story speaks with clarity and power about the lives of these women in a burgeoning and often cruel world. Despite the rawness, though, this book is a celebration of remembrance. Highly highly recommend.

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Self-promo, developmental and copy editing, 1/2 

I can't wait to write the intergalactic bazaar/night market orbiting a blackhole scene of this novel. It will be a lovely mess.

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I've only just gotten around to reading this book after knowing the author for a couple years, and I wish I hadn't waited. A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner is a YA novel that explores grief, transformation, and sexuality. The prose is snappy and insightful, the characters so believably trapped in the teenage process of navigating change. It's also gay, antiauthoritarian, and low key about relationship anarchy.

The book might be hard to find, but read it if you can!

Self-promo, developmental and copy editing, 2/2 

Self-promo, developmental and copy editing, 1/2 

I've only just gotten around to reading this book after knowing the author for a couple years, and I wish I hadn't waited. A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner is a YA novel that explores grief, transformation, and sexuality. The prose is snappy and insightful, the characters so believably trapped in the teenage process of navigating change. It's also gay, antiauthoritarian, and low key about relationship anarchy.

The book might be hard to find, but read it if you can!

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So, I'm teaching an online creative writing class and you can take it! 

One day I will write an obnoxiously sprawling, endlessly complicated and contrived multi-species space opera where there's almost no guns and the plot doesn't center on violence. I will be the only one who loves it, and that's okay.

Writing, plot 

So, I'm teaching an online creative writing class and you can take it! 

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