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thorncoyle

@thorncoyle@wandering.shop

A professional writer and amateur photographer. I take a lot of walks and talk to squirrels, trees, and crows. I believe in the power of mutual aid to help build strong communities. I write books. A lot of books. Like, really a lot of books. Magic is real. Justice is worth fighting for. Many Gods. No Masters. Queer with a chronic illness. They/Them #AmWriting #IndieAuthors #Writing #SFF #SocialJustice #Magic #SpiritualPractice #bookstodon #photography

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lilithsaintcrow, to random
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Oh, nothing much, just having a complete crisis about my worth as an artist and human being, must be Monday, nothing to see here, move along...

headdesk

thorncoyle,
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@lilithsaintcrow ::hands you a lion tamer’s stool for imposter syndrome::

thorncoyle, to random
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“'Disarm, disarm! The sword is not the balance of justice.'
Blood does not wipe out dishonor nor violence indicate possession."

— Julia Ward Howe, from A Mother's Day Proclamation

The original Mother's Day was the Mother's Day of Peace, championed by abolitionists Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis. Jarvis's daughter—also Anna— worked years later on to establish Mother's Day officially.

thorncoyle,
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The history of the original Mother’s Day and the full Mother’s Day Proclamation: https://peacealliance.org/history-of-mothers-day-as-a-day-of-peace-julia-ward-howe/

dickrubin716, to bookstodon
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I would love to get your thoughts and feedback on my from my latest book, The Challenges of Being Me. Do you like it? Does it capture your attention? Without knowing anything about the book, what genre would you say this cover best fits? @bookstodon

thorncoyle,
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@bookstodon @dickrubin716 Looks like memoir.

thorncoyle,
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@dickrubin716 @bookstodon I’ve found that with book cover design, you can’t stray too far from genre expectations. Sure, do it with your twist, but a book cover is the very first discoverability tool we have. Book cover must telegraph genre, which means it has to look similar enough to other genre books that people get a clue.

thorncoyle, to photography
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Pay attention.

thorncoyle, to fantasy
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Did you know that my urban fantasy By Sea is about witches joining with community to fight fascists on May Day?

https://books2read.com/by-sea

@bookstodon

thorncoyle, to photography
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Happy May Day, you pagans and workers, you workers and pagans!

blogdiva, to design
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so, some douche bought a bunch of Teslas and seems to be running a 3rd party car service using Lyft/Uber.

WTF IS WRONG WITH THEIR DOORS?!?! i have never in my life have had a problem opening a car door until i tried to open the door of a Tesla.

that fascist apartheid fuckwad is a real ableist PoS, isn't he?

thorncoyle,
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@blogdiva Seen in the wild on my walk today:

skinnylatte, to LGBTQ
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I was added to a 400 person queer women in Singapore group chat; a fair number of people on there were my exes; many more had dated or were dating my exes; 3 people offered to bring me sambal and spices when they visit San Francisco next; and I got an offer to help me publish a photo zine. The rest of them were younger people I never met.

All within the first 12 hours! (Of course, I was added by someone whose heart I unfortunately broke, during my fuckboi era)

thorncoyle,
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@skinnylatte Hah! I recently wrote about that old Rita Mae Brown poem Sappho’s Reply which ends “An army of lovers shall not fail.”

I remarked to a friend that lesbians used to alter that line to read: “An army of ex-lovers shall not fail.”

thorncoyle, to writing
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Hey there, !
I’m a full time indie author. My latest book is on how I make a steady middle class income even with a chronic illness and other life challenges.

I’d appreciate it if you checked out my Kickstarter! It’s filled with practical action items as well as mindset shift advice.

thorncoyle, to LGBTQ
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Protect Trans (Kids and Adults)

(T-shirt by TransFigurePrintCo)

thorncoyle, to Bloomscrolling
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Pause a moment.
Breathe.

thorncoyle, to books
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Wow, Kickstarter! What an honor to be named a Project We Love!

On to the first stretch goal of adding a list of all the practical action items that pepper every chapter to an easily accessible list at the end of the book!

Thanks so much to everyone who has backed or shared so far:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thorncoyle/midlist-indie-author-mindset?ref=5g2j11

thorncoyle, to writing
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It’s Indie April and I just launched The Midlist Indie Author Mindset on Kickstarter!

I hope you’ll check it out, or tell your writer friends!

@bookstodon

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thorncoyle,
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@bookstodon @alyntroy Thanks, Alyn! We all have our issues, don’t we? 😅

bananamangodog, to disabled
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Can anyone point me in the direction of persons pursuing self-sufficient lifestyles? The could be mental, physical, or other and the self-sufficiency could be from a , or perspective.

Looking for social media accounts, books, blogs, youtube or people doing this kind of thing outside of modern socials that would be happy to have a conversation about it.

@permacultre @mecfs @actuallyautistic

thorncoyle,
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@KitMuse @actuallyautistic @permacultre @bananamangodog @mecfs My disabilities make self-employment the only good option for me, as my productive/generative capacity changes day to day.

As for other self-sufficiency: my household has a small food garden & a heat circulating fireplace. We also engage in resource sharing & redistribution of goods which is of help to folks who otherwise fall thru the cracks.

thorncoyle,
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@actuallyautistic @bananamangodog @KitMuse @permacultre @mecfs

I also know of disabled folks who’ve kept spreadsheets of homes who had access to refrigeration for meds or could offer rides to safety during blackouts.

thorncoyle,
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@actuallyautistic @bananamangodog @KitMuse @permacultre @mecfs

We also keep shareable emergency food stores and have water bricks. We plan on solar in the future, once finances allow.

thorncoyle,
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@bananamangodog @KitMuse@KikoKate@mstdn.party @mecfs

We have a 100+ year old fireplace that is pretty useless for heat, and eats a ton of wood.

We invested in an insert that circulates the heat back into the house & alleviates most of the smoke that gets expelled out the chimney. A built-in electric fan pumps even more heat out. We can heat the whole house on very little wood.

(A metal wood stove with a manual fan on top serves a similar function.)

thorncoyle,
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@actuallyautistic @bananamangodog @permacultre @KitMuse

Water bricks are stackable & easy to sterilize! If there’s any emergency warning, or power going out, I’ll fill ours. We have two, 1.6 gallon.

We used to use water bags, but couldn’t figure out how to dry and sterilize them.
We’ve got an emergency filter, too.

Also good for camping.

https://www.waterbrick.org

thorncoyle,
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@KitMuse @permacultre @bananamangodog @actuallyautistic Stuff like water/food storage, filtration, etc, it’s good to get a little bit at a time. Before getting the water bricks, I’d fill jars and pitchers (now I do that along w the bricks). We got the simple gravity filter years ago.

Cassandra, to random
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I've complained about this before, but rhetoric about “women's right to choose” makes me angry.

It’s sanitized-euphemistic and exclusionary.

We need to be clear and uncompromising and unified.

Pregnant people have the right to end their pregnancies.

thorncoyle,
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@Cassandra

More than a decade ago, I started saying I’m pro abortion. It’s that simple.

lilithsaintcrow, to random
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...okay, I couldn't wait. We really gotta talk about trad publishing. https://www.lilithsaintcrow.com/2024/04/we-gotta-talk-about-publishing/

thorncoyle,
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@lilithsaintcrow 😂 Yesterday, I went down a current midlist trad author numbers rabbit hole and learned of the horror of “joint accounting” in which an author gets zero royalties until all the books in their multi book deal have earned out.

I’m so glad my only trad books are non-fiction. Indie suits me so much better.

thorncoyle,
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@lilithsaintcrow Ugh. Glad you dodged that!
The poor author whose post I read had an agent who fell for joint accounting on a four book deal.

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