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Matt Bell @mdbell79 Phoenix, AZ

Writer, teacher. Next books: APPLESEED, a novel (July 2021, @customhousebks). REFUSE TO BE DONE, a guide to novel revision (2022, @soho_press). He/him.

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Joined Twitter 2/26/19


@alfpang Ha! It’s possible this first cooking beer is just VERY strong.I spent 90% of my day on email or in Zoom admin meetings and I still came out of it feeling warm toward my fellow h… https://t.co/GVem1o4yrGAs part of my get-things-out-the-door-before-the-holiday-weekend push, we finally posted a review-ready copy of E.… https://t.co/aaXvmDEEQA
Retweeted by Matt Bell @NathanBorn2010 Same to you! @NathanBorn2010 Thank you so much! No shame, necessary, I promise!
11/26
2020
@LauraHopeGill I mean, I did take it, but virtually!My #solarpunk #clifi story with @thejaymo—"In the Storm, A Fire," a tense thriller in a near future fascist Americ… https://t.co/oeKFKUVzb7
Retweeted by Matt Bell @MARIADAHVANA @miwamesser @toddpetersen @charles_yu Maria! I’ll send you a note and get an address from you. Physical ARCs next month! @elissawashuta Partly because we’re always literally playing this game! I’m mostly playing AC: Valhalla right now b… https://t.co/UEPjI2idRGhttps://t.co/S1Sjxz6elx @miwamesser @toddpetersen @charles_yu @MARIADAHVANA Ah! Thank you so much for telling me. I’m really glad it’s in… https://t.co/OPzbtLfAO5We plan our meals a week at a time and this week our list just says THANKSGIVING from Thursday through Sunday. This… https://t.co/DCVdXIWGGq @The_ChrisRock @NateBrownBrown @mikemeginnis @hobartpulp It is really wild how emotional some of these games can be! @miwamesser @charles_yu Yes! Still screaming with you! @rebeccalehmann Congratulations!Setting your email auto-reply right now as you flee the office for the week? Here's a hot tip: "I will reply to you… https://t.co/3GjvVYQhTR @forestdyke It’s so good!I've had the good luck of reading E. Lily Yu's debut novel already, and so I'm glad to tell you: it's absolutely ph… https://t.co/xHmXGDNhuW @rachelandoga Yes! Also: as these games have gotten more photorealistic, it's become harder for me to be a psychotic dick in them. @EllenRhudy @kehfinegan I'm not sure if this is encouraging or not, but my novels don't really look anything like a… https://t.co/JrzFU9CGBw @rachelandoga This is my second time through! I absolutely loved it. I played it on my PS4, and I'm giving it anoth… https://t.co/K7mPp4nldl @kehfinegan @EllenRhudy Seconded! Novels stay garbage so much longer than stories do! @walterspot YES. Exactly this. @RZAgent @DeanBakopoulos It's SO good. Really glad @PantherFist mentioned it to me! @miciahbay I love that a second conversation allows for that other focus. That's really smart. @miciahbay Yes! I'm so thrilled this class exists. @JahBarchart It does feel like "efficiency" can't be the goal! I will say, I'm saving a lot of time because I know… https://t.co/ctCLh2fZ6H @emmabo My priest was very not down with my affection for the beasthead version of St. Christopher, but I knew who… https://t.co/XpNmiIMpRh @JahBarchart Ha! Yeah, I was the same way, and it's even more so this replay, when I have no real rush to see any of the story. @The_ChrisRock @NateBrownBrown @mikemeginnis @hobartpulp And Chris, I was in the same boat as your son when I beat… https://t.co/ol8rEO26o8 @The_ChrisRock @NateBrownBrown Yes! Makes me think of “Navigators” by @mikemeginnis from @hobartpulp, about a video… https://t.co/IZbBz4aBFI @cummins_megan Same to you, Megan! @cummins_megan This is a great shot! @econwriter5 So many of the best ones! @NateBrownBrown Yes! It’s so good. I’m a long long way from it on this replay, thankfully. @PeterKispert Red Dead Redemption 2, on the new Xbox!It’s sort of amazing how riding a horse around a video game landscape can provoke genuine wonder in me. But here we… https://t.co/gMXpMJb5Dw @dubioustalents Yes! It’s so good. Nice to think of you through reading it!i'd really love to find someone to take on my role at @spdbooks who cares about weird books but also about having f… https://t.co/oheAUHESCU
Retweeted by Matt BellIf the only Indian women writers you know are Arundhati Roy and Jhumpa Lahiri, that's because they won big awards.… https://t.co/E7XKRT04Va
Retweeted by Matt Bell @daniellevalore @asfmag Can’t wait for this to arrive!I’m so thrilled to get to share this issue of @asfmag . Guest editing it was one of the true pleasures of this absu… https://t.co/XP9L9JCjmS
Retweeted by Matt Bell @elissawashuta Happy birthday!It's my birthday♐️and a perfect day to preorder my book 🔮🌛forthcoming from a stellar independent publisher 💖🏠📚 and… https://t.co/ig0I25dZWj
Retweeted by Matt Bell @DeeshaPhilyaw @JordanFarmerPhD @WVUPRESS Ha! It really is. It's been such a pleasure to put together this year: I'… https://t.co/o5GRVTCC4J @JordanFarmerPhD @DeeshaPhilyaw @WVUPRESS Thank you! I'll read one of those next!I've always loved stories that appear as instruction manuals, and this one by @DeeshaPhilyaw is an excellent exampl… https://t.co/WAaWVPXBrv @DRaskin_Chicago I've been meaning to read that one forever! I'll bump it up the list.11/25/2020: "Instructions for Married Christian Husbands" by @DeeshaPhilyaw, from her 2020 collection THE SECRET LI… https://t.co/hUuh6LUz01Also messed up my original tweet, so had to delete and repost: https://t.co/9jyD0OgOUL11/24/2020: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Charles Johnson, the title story of his 1986 collection, published in th… https://t.co/Ml7X0XQR3lReading Charles Johnson always makes me think of my old friend @dubioustalents, who first introduced me to his work… https://t.co/49iJ8G7KZqA good bit on writing well: "In the old days of sorcery, it often happened that pupils came to mistrust most their… https://t.co/kDFbWBJRWVA fine opener from Charles Johnson: "There was a time, long ago, when many sorcerers lived in South Carolina, men n… https://t.co/LLIjoEhU15 @KylaHanington Yes! Everyone worries their classmates will shame them for this, but mostly they'll be thankful. Even if they never say so. @erinjvachon Absolutely the same. Something I’m still getting better at too, of course! @brownalerts Ha! Same. And it’s not like I’m an instant expert in a book I read last week either.Alternatively, just keep a list in your phone of all the writers and books and terms you don’t recognize, then Goog… https://t.co/d2NNDodlgVTwo years ago, my new year’s resolution was to never pretend I’d read a book I hadn’t, or to be silent when one cam… https://t.co/3jt1H4qNBTThis! So much imposter syndrome is caused by believing other people when they say they’ve already read a book or kn… https://t.co/cRSe583nteI love this Melville epigraph from Charles Johnson’s THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE. https://t.co/0yhjaMt9IT @DRaskin_Chicago I’ve still got a little semester left! Just done with events and so on. Did you have a favorite semester-ending sci fi? @mollytempleton I’m a nerd and those make me want to quit. @meadwriter I’m a team player! @meadwriter I’ve been dropping music boxes down abandoned wells in ghost towns for years. Glad one finally made it to you.I discharged my last major public-facing obligation of the semester/year today and I am deeply unsure of what to do… https://t.co/4mRzMFnuFR @blgtylr Ha! I’ll take it.This is such a niche joke that only @blgtylr is allowed to approve or disapprove.Would also accept these patch notes as a first hundred day plan of the next administration. https://t.co/M8TDcY4s1I @laughingyeti @FracturedLit Thank you, Shome! @fabulistpappas @FracturedLit Thanks, Cheryl!
11/25
2020
I’m just going to be laughing forever that this was my job today. What a weird and wonderful thing this class has been. @wnwagner @ihr_asu I'm so glad you were there! You'll LOVE her book! @wnwagner @ihr_asu Yes! It's called LAND BEAST by Kate Wyer: https://t.co/F8twp9TmMm (I published earlier versions… https://t.co/id9pOoU6eCright now @mdbell79 is in conversation with the brilliant geologist and writer Marcia Bjornerud: https://t.co/qnhGuRYny3
Retweeted by Matt Bell @MillinersModel Interdisciplinary scholarship! (Actually someone I invited to campus. Can’t wait.) @shaunhamill Obviously! @SchroederPoet YES! Absolutely. @MikeKiggins Ha! @Joe_Scapellato I almost poured my water glass into my viking drinking horn, but then thought maybe that was one accessory too many...What an amazing class today! I promise I was the least interesting thing about it. Now I'm off to another Zoom, to… https://t.co/STIg6Yp887Decided to reveal my true form for the first day of final presentations in worldbuilding class! https://t.co/C1JPOJq9XC @DinaLRelles @FracturedLit Thank you, Dina! @wnwagner @FracturedLit Thanks, Wendy! @GregOldfield21 @FracturedLit Thanks, Greg! @amygcb @FracturedLit Thank you, Amy!At 3pm Mountain Time, I'll be hosting geologist Marcia Bjornerud (author most recently of TIMEFULNESS: HOW THINKING… https://t.co/doLVuHWBWp @toddpetersen @ambernoelle I return to it all the time! @mattkeeley @ambernoelle I think about that bit all the time, and have for decades! @ambernoelle It's about that simple, isn't it? @BabsVan I'm glad it was here to meet you! I wish it was just a little shorter so I could get it tattooed on my chest, Memento-style. @lawlorlara I try whenever I can! @marthajsharpe @lynnsstrong Yes! @lynnsstrong THE TUSK THAT DID THE DAMAGE by @taniajam. (Elephants!) LAND BEAST by Kate Wyer. (Rhinos!) GIRAFFE by… https://t.co/NxmHSX4m0c @Casey_CAC @lynnsstrong @elenavox Yup! @fulmerford Yes! The intersections are MESSY. And I think sometimes people get their feelings hurt because they don… https://t.co/2A0EdGAQLwAnyway, thanks to @JamesTateHill for getting me all wound up about this today!Some readings of this: In a proper gift economy, we remain in constant obligation to others; in capitalism, obligat… https://t.co/00UegHYxzS(I am wildly paraphrasing from memory here, if it's not obvious!)In Anne Carson's ECONOMY OF THE UNLOST, she tells of the Greek poet Simonides, supposedly the first poet to be paid… https://t.co/ZVouUi6oe0
11/24
2020

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