Miriam Joy

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I'm Finn Longman, previously known as Miriam Joy. (Apparently I can't change how this profile appears right now, because Goodreads is super dysfunctional like that, so you're just gonna have to imagine the name up there is correct.) I'm a writer, booknerd, and Irish dancer, based in SE London. I'm agender and use they/them pronouns.

I read a lot of books, mostly YA and SF/Fantasy, and I have a soft spot for anything with LGBTQ+ and disabled characters. I have a degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, and I make videos about medieval Irish literature on YouTube.

My main site is http://finnlongman.com, though to be honest, I'm more active on Tumblr (http://finnlongman.tumblr.com). I also have an underactive book blog at http://miriamjoyreads.
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Average rating: 3.68 · 80 ratings · 18 reviews · 5 distinct works
St. Mallory's Forever!

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3.72 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Fleeting Ink

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2014
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Broken Body Fragile Heart

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Crossroads Poetry

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I’m With The Impostors

Given that I claimed my main reason for blogging so infrequently was that I didn’t have anything to say, I feel a little bad that I’ve had two planned posts for the last couple of weeks and have yet to write either of them. So here goes!

Nearly two weeks ago now, I went to the Tales and Transmission conference organised by the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic department at Cambridge. It was a conf...

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Second Position
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Second Position by Katherine  Locke
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Don't know if this caused the anxiety attack I was having earlier but it definitely contributed to general feelings of emotional fragility. Then again I had a panic attack after seeing photos of Irish dancers the other day so apparently anything that ...more
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The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie
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God, words and us by Rowlands, Helen
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An interesting read. Gave me more questions than answers, but that's what usually happens when you ask Quakers for their opinions about stuff.
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Story Genius by Lisa Cron
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I had extremely mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand: I think it helped me a lot. On the other hand: at times it was really, *really* annoying.

Things it helped me with:
* Character motivations
* Representing abstract goals through concrete,
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Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
“There’s no such thing as winning or losing. There is won and there is lost, there is victory and defeat. There are absolutes. Everything in between is still left to fight for. Serpine will have won only when there is no one left to stand against him. Until then, there is only the struggle, because tides do what tides do–they turn.”
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Death Bringer by Derek Landy
“The fact is that we have no way of knowing if the person who we think we are is at the core of our being. Are you a decent girl with the potential to someday become an evil monster, or are you an evil monster that thinks it's a decent girl?"

"Wouldn't I know which one I was?"

"Good God, no. The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.”
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Being a Quaker by Geoffrey Durham
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Super interesting, didn't tell me a lot I hadn't learned through my own experiences over the past six months but gave me some of the words to express it (and filled a few gaps). Have passed on to my mum in case she wants to know what it is I'm actual ...more
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This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada
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LOVING this series, raced through this very fast, found myself gripped in a way I haven't been in AGES because my attention span has drastically diminished lately. Will probably need to reread because I read it so fast, though, which means I'm gonna ...more
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“But nobody writes fairy tales
about the ugly and poems
are not there for the broken
and I will never find myself
in the words of a hymn
nor will any whispered prayer
ever say my name
(which name, which me
am I looking for?)
because I am shouting
at a cross splintered into pieces
by my angry fists, and crying
at the stained glass falling
like killing rain around me.”
Miriam Joy, Broken Body Fragile Heart

“In the darkness and the snow, the street is empty
and it is just the night, the ice and me.”
Miriam Joy, Crossroads Poetry

“I want her sinful arms wrapped around me,
bloodied and angry and triumphant in shame.”
Miriam Joy, Broken Body Fragile Heart

“Some writers, notably Anton Chekov, argue that all characters must be admirable, because once we've looked at anyone deeply enough and understood their motivation we must identify with them rather than judge them.”
Scarlett Thomas, Monkeys with Typewriters: How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories

“... this stray little thought released in him some echo of the past, a solitary trembling note whose sound rose higher and higher in his chest, awakening inarticulate longings and, inseparable from them, a piercing, unfamiliar sorrow.”
Olga Grushin, The Dream Life of Sukhanov

“Anyone who would wear all white like that clearly had issues. Just looking at him made her wish she had a paintball gun, but hell, you couldn’t pack for every eventuality.”
Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight

“When it was time to write, and he took his pen in his hand, he never thought of consequences; he thought of style. I wonder why I ever bothered with sex, he thought; there's nothing in this breathing world so gratifying as an artfully placed semicolon.”
Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety

“Libraries really are wonderful. They're better than bookshops, even. I mean bookshops make a profit on selling you books, but libraries just sit there lending you books quietly out of the goodness of their hearts.”
Jo Walton, Among Others

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