L.M. Pierce | Olympia, Washington

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May 18, 2017

The moment is FINALLY HERE! The cover reveal for “Trans Liberty Riot Brigade” has arrived! It feels as though I’ve been waiting forever, but it hasn’t been so long really. The people at Nine Star Press are FAST and efficient so I’m very grateful to them and to the very...

April 28, 2017

In this step of the “Edit with Love” series, we are looking at how to use artistic language when giving feedback to those who have asked for it. Last time we covered the importance of finding the best parts first and making sure to applaud what is going WELL in any pie...

April 24, 2017

A writer identity can impact the way we market ourselves, talk to others about our work, and even how we are inspired and handle obstacles, such as writer’s block.

April 18, 2017

In getting started with our "Edit with Love" series, let’s start the way we should ALWAYS start when reading someone’s work: FIND THE BEST PARTS, NO MATTER HOW SMALL. 

This simple action is one that gets overlooked a lot, with reviewers quickly moving on to what needs t...

April 5, 2017

When someone asks you to read their work in progress, it is an honor. Or at least it should be. You are dipping into a very personal pool of vulnerability and depth. We cannot see how deep it goes from the surface, only when we are within it, can we scoot our toes alon...

March 23, 2017

This year has been a rotating year of illness. I woke up this morning with a cold, which will mark the third time I've been sick this year, so once a month thus far. At least I can take comfort in the relatively mild cold, as opposed to the earth shattering intensity o...

February 6, 2017

**Originally published in Semaphore Magazine**

The hatch door clanged shut.

“Everything all right?” Susan's voice was difficult to hear through the heavy static of the intercom. Ted pulled off the head piece of his bright yellow contaminant suit. He hit the intercom swit...

January 22, 2017

I will try and talk about this, though it may not be beautiful and it may not be perfect. The world is an imperfect place so I will allow myself to become one with that reality. As today is a nationwide demonstration of solidarity, unity, and peaceful demands for human...

January 20, 2017

"Will you write a social media daily checklist for writers please?"

This was my morning wake-up call from my beloved BB4L (Book Bitch for Life). Hey, I get it, social media can feel like a task x 15, especially when you're trying to establish yourself as a writer and au...

January 12, 2017

The winter has been long and I started the fall semester of school in a bit of a funk. I just wasn't ready. I was engrossed in my writing, after a long and extremely productive summer, and the return to academia felt bumpy, awkward, and jarring. Coupled with unusual co...

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