Beth Burnett

Storyteller

I am one of *those* people. You know the ones. They insist there is such a thing as a birthday month. Look, I can’t help it. November is my birthday month. I was born on 11/21/1970 and I hold that the time between November 1 and November 21 is mine. It really is the perfect …

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If you’re a writer, if you appreciate LGBTQ characters in novels, if you READ queer, women-loving-women literature, or if you just want to hang around with a bunch of people who fit into one or more of the above categories, you might consider checking out the Golden Crown Literary Conference annual conference. This year, it’s …

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I’m so excited to announce that my dear friend Sonya will be visiting my blog next week with an excellent post on “The Elephant in the Room.” The topic, being a fat person in this world, is one that is near to my heart. Sonya is a writer, a librarian, and a deep thinker. Her …

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I’ve been keeping a Patreon page for the past year or so. I have to admit for the most part, my followers there are my closest friends, people who are supporting me because I’m supporting them (essentially canceling each other out), and my mom. (Hi, mom.) I have several tiers – most of my supporters …

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There’s something about a chilly (almost) fall weekend, a cup of coffee, and a good book. I’ve read this book before, though it was before the author won a Goldie for best short story collection of the year. The author, Karen Richard, takes the reader through a year of stories – different life events from …

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I’m a fat activist. That is, I’m fat and I am an activist. Or, at least, I’m as much of an activist as I can be between teaching five classes, running an online writing academy, donating my time to sit on the board of directors for the Golden Crown Literary Society, marketing my novels, finishing …

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For many years now, I’ve been a big proponent of body positivity, health at any size, and loving yourself no matter what. I’ve been at the forefront of fat activism with a kind of in-your-face like me or fuck off kind of attitude. But something happened in the past two years that has, in a …

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