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Emily Bergslien
Worked at Natrona County Public Library
Attended St. Olaf College
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- It's everything you could possibly want in a Star Wars-themed dance. I think.
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The sashaying showgirlish Vaders were unexpected.
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So who plays wheedling ice-cream-truck music in the dark of the night, is what I want to know. Is this a sign? Am I going to die?
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Inside joke.
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I guess the last Eragon book is coming out? That's still a thing?
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The way I see it... if he'd actually written a plot into Eldest, it would have stayed a trilogy. I wish he'd had a more aggressive editor to point out that his books were getting too bloated, because he did have potential.
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Mary Robinette Kowal originally shared:
 
How to Have a Writers' Hangout in Google+

Truly, this will work for any form of creative work in which one usually is locked into solitary confinement. The goal with these hangouts is to have a little bit of socializing to break up the process of creation. At the same time, having folks around makes it easier to not get distracted by my sudden pressing need to vacuum the cat.

I’ve played with this for the past several days and it’s kind of like hanging out at a coffee shop but I get to bring my own cats and don’t have to worry about what part of the world the other writers are in.

You can pick any structure, but this one seems to work well.

1. Put up a post saying that you are going to have a writing date at [x] time OR just spontaneously open a hangout.

2. As soon as the hangout is open, place a comment on it that states that it is a writing date and what the parameters are.

3. Suggested parameters: "We’ll chat for fifteen minutes. Then at quarter past we’ll start writing for forty-five minutes. On the hour, there’s another 15 minute break for chat… Rinse and repeat. If you want to join in mid-way, that’s fine, but we’ll just wave at you until the next break."

4. Continue until you need to log off. If the other participants are still going, they will be able to keep writing after you leave.

(Nina Kiriki Hoffman uses this time cycle real life hangouts. Thanks to Amy Sundberg for drawing my attention to it)

The advantage of the time method is that anyone joining after the start can look at the clock and know whether they are coming in during social time or writing time.

We've also had groups in which some people were writing and some were drawing.

Mix and match the instructions to come up with something that works for you. But definitely-- Hang out and be creative.

FAQ:
Q. Do I have to have a camera?
A. No. We've had people join in who were chat only. It works fine.

Q. Isn't it weird having people watching you?
A. If you squish the screen over to the side, everyone is really, really tiny. The screen rotates so a different person is in view.

Q. What if I need to take a break before the time is up.
A. Do! Just know that you are a total writing wimp. (Just kidding).

Q. What if I want to listen to music?
A. That's okay, just mute your microphone so you don't bother the other writers.
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I really wish my poor baby Linux netbook were more cooperative and actually let me use Hangouts. Because this sounds amaaaaazing.
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This guy is I guess kinda nice and writes stuff that's pretty ok and MAN. WHATEVER. KIP IS RAD. Check this out, y'all.
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So the occasion of finally turning up in the veritable belly of yon beast (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C4TPC8) is perhaps a fit one for noting that the ebook collection of the first eleven chapbooks of City of Roses is now available direct from the author in EPUB, MOBI, and (lovingly typeset) PDF formats?

In case, y'know, you wanted to pay the three bucks direct to me, rather than sharing a cut with Amazon (or Smashwords) (or Lulu) (or iTunes) (or Barnes & Noble) (etc.).
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Well. Apparently I have my G+ account back. This does not mean that everything is all hunky-dory between me and Google now, however. See the edit to my open letter for more.
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Join us! Make music! The Rainbow Bri-gayde IN: the Committee for the Re-election of the President.
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My sister tried to use the power saw. While high. In the dark. Nothing has happened, yet.

But I cannot really describe my feelings about this!
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Hey, fine folks! I'm gonna order in some food and start a Hangout for writing according to Mary Robinette Kowal rules: 45 minutes of writing, 15 minute break. Join in if you want.
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I need to do this some time.
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I craved banana cream pie for two weeks, spent a few hours on one today, ate half the slice I cut for myself and felt satisfied. Intuitive eating: it's a hoot.
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- Valente's Fairyland prequel is up at Tor! Also, HI INTERNET. I've been AWAY.
The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland—For a Little While by Catherynne M. Valente
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Aspiring librarian
Employment
  • Natrona County Public Library
    Page, 2005 - 2007
  • Rolvaag Memorial Library
    Circulation worker, 2008 - 2011
  • N2 Publishing
    Publishing assistant, 2011 - 2012
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Currently
Northfield, MN
Previously
Palimpsest - Prydain - Ardis Hall, Terra - Northfield, MN - Casper, WY
Story
Tagline
Nirvana, Nevada, Vaniada.
Introduction
Roustabout, wicked witch, freelance norn. I paint and also write.

I could dissect a koala but not its baby. I like the words damozel, eglantine, elegant. I love when you kiss my elongated white hand.

Etcetera.
Bragging rights
I smell good, I'm smart, I won't be quiet.
Education
  • St. Olaf College
    Studio art, art history, 2008 - 2011
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Gender
Female
Other names
Ada, Linny, Bear