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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 😊

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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 

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Work, immigration, yet +++++ for both! (All caps shouting celebration) 

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

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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 😊

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First on the list because it's most recent:

My good friend and colleague has just published his first collection of poetry. Deciduous Qween by Matty Layne Glasgow is a beautiful melding of queerness, pop culture, and ecology. If you're into ecopoetics, queer ecology, and fantasies of fucking your childhood heroes, this book is right up your alley. Matty's poetry is beautiful, straight forward, and endlessly rereadable. I've read this book half a dozen times.

Link:
mattylayne.com/book

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First on the list because it's most recent:

My good friend and colleague has just published his first collection of poetry. Deciduous Qween by Matty Layne Glasgow is a beautiful melding of queerness, pop culture, and ecology. If you're into ecopoetics, queer ecology, and fantasies of fucking your childhood heroes, this book is right up your alley. Matty's poetry is beautiful, straight forward, and endlessly rereadable. I've read this book half a dozen times.

Link:
mattylayne.com/book

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 😊

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