Lez Liberty Lit: Spontaneous Touch

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Hi there and welcome to this week’s Lez Liberty Lit! Is this shorter than normal? Yes. Am I food poisoned? Also yes.

How do you write a historical novel about under-documented people?

Can you rediscover spontaneous touch through writing?

This is how Alison Bechdel jumpstarts her creativity.”

“‘Everybody’ is, per the title, an interrogation of bodies, but not in the sense that bodies are usually interrogated.”

Don’t be afraid to start something new.

Writing is lonely.

Write as if you were dying. Even if you don’t feel like a writer.

Are hummingbirds the perfect metaphor for revolution and innovation?

“I am in control of my self-sabotage” and other realistic affirmations for artists.

Here’s a secret feminist history of the Oxford Dictionary.

Here’s some writing about searching for and finding love.

Read these books to redefine the modern flaneuse. Read these 10 creepy gothic novels. Read these 17 books in May. Read these books inspired by Greek mythology.

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Carolyn Yates was the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com, with bylines in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. They live in Los Angeles and also on twitter and instagram.

Carolyn has written 1121 articles for us.

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