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LSQ is an independent magazine with an int'l readership, dedicated to publishing genre fiction by emerging women-identified writers. We're in our 11th year of publication!

Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing. - Gertrude Stein

Weekly Wrap-Up: Week of May 25, 2020

As we get pumped for June and the impending new issue, let's also look back on what we published on the blog this week!

On Monday, Tracy Townsend kicked off the week with a crash course in nonverbal interaction and how it can boost your characterizations;
On Tuesday, we posted the last of our Issue 041 author interviews with Tiffany Meuret and her story "Mouse, Crow

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I’ve Got White in My Ledger–and I’d Like to Wipe it Out

There are six hundred projects I should be working on, and I’m doing exactly none of them. Instead, I’ve chosen to procrastinate by focusing on the Pandora’s box opened in my last blog post--where I discovered a truly shocking lack of female characters in my writing.

Never one to procra

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I have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things. - Octavia E. Butler

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. - Toni Morrison

I've learned that when one’s mind's made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. - Rosa Parks

I have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things. - Octavia E. Butler

The values of patriarchy are buried in the very plots of our stories. New plots are needed.' — Karen Joy Fowler

Why are we reading, if not in hope of beauty laid bare, life heightened and its deepest mystery probed? - Annie Dillard

On Breaking Rules: The Debate

As a strong supporter of “learn the rules so you can break them,” I’m back to break more rules! This time, we’re talking about The Debate and how to (not) use it in your story. So let’s say you’ve established The Normal World and told us everything we need to know about our hero. Now it’s time to get to the action. The hero is called. Find the treasure! Save the world! Learn the true meanin

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We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives. - Toni Morrison

The thing that I have done throughout my life is to do the best job that I can and to be me. - Mae Jemison

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver

Issue 041 Author Interview: Tiffany Meuret and “Mouse, Crow, Cockroach, Valkyrie”

Here at Luna Station, we like to pick our most recent issue authors' brains about their masterful stories. Today on the table we have Tiffany Meuret and her story "Mouse, Crow, Cockroach, Valkyrie."
LSQ: Writing from the point of a view of a non-human character can be difficult,

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. - Toni Morrison

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. - Oprah Winfrey

Have I Told You Lately?: Nonverbal Interaction In Fiction

I’m a sucker for nonverbal cues in stories. Give me a meaningful look between characters on screen, or a hesitant touch of a hand on a shoulder on the page any day. I’ll take them before your declarations of grievance, proclamations of love, or long-winded monologues unpacking [insert basically any em

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Attention without feeling... is only a report. - Mary Oliver

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. - Oprah Winfrey

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