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Dan Kassiday
Works at U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Lots of good links to Drama System (aka Hillfolk) resources. .. also a contest
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The sun could go out tomorrow, but the Dying Earth bundle is available today. 
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Infectious thoughts?
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The Science of Anti-Vaccination: http://youtu.be/Rzxr9FeZf1g
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so he has nicely put it that people are stuipd

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Interesting.
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Write something! Good advice G+
 
I have a great opportunity in my lap. The short version is that +Pelgrane Press Ltd is concerned that they just don't have enough women writers. Which is a great thing to be considering. I reached out.

They want to not just hire the same group of women who pop up all the time (like me) but want to reach out to new writers and not just hire them but MENTOR them thru the process. This is a great opportunity. And you don't even need me to help you with it. If you want to just reach out to Pelgrane, go for it!

However. If you're new to this, I totes realize that reaching out in this way is HARD OH MY GOD HARD! SO HARD! AHHH HARD! Which is where I come in. I'm willing to help you thru the process of submitting, make introductions, help you maybe assess if the project is for you if you're worried about it, and then if that works out, hand you off to the loving hands of the loving peeps over there. How does it work? Drop me a message here, and I'll contact you! THERE ARE REQUIREMENTS THO SO READ CAREFULLY

1)To write professionally as a freelancer you have to know how to follow directions and hit a deadline. Even if the instructions are weird and you don't totally understand why, you do them because that's the job. (in this case, I'm sure if you asked 'hey, why does this have to be in 39 pt Helvetica font every third word?' in your mentorship, your developer will explain.)

2)Actually that's it. You do not have to have 'talent' or 'skill' or 'experience' for this job. There's no lower rung here. Talent, skill, are entirely subjective, frankly, and you have NO WAY of knowing if your style of writing is what (or close to) what they're looking for unless you try. Do not count yourself out of this for anything other than limitations on number 1. (And even then, if it's based on health concerns, for example, let's talk to Pelgrane about that!)

Hit me up. Put yourself forward. This is not specifically for people with publishing credits, but it's nice to know that you're looking even if this one isn't for you. If I get swamped, (I doubt it) I may have to put a hard limit on this. But. Probably not. I will delete any comments that disparage or count you out. "I'd really love to but..." Just don't post them. Put yourself forward, encourage others, but don't put yourself out. Not here. (I've seen a trend where once ONE of those count-out posts shows up, eight more follow. Also. Following weird directions is important.) Okay. Go. Share. Post. Let's do this! 
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This is going to be short since I'm on a train — headed to DC, of all places — but today's momentous net neutrality news deserves a moment to state the obvious: we won. I asked my friend Julie...
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Perhaps sometime this year...
 
"It's the most fun I've personally ever had behind the DM screen."
Hillfolk reviews over at http://pelgranepress.com/site/?p=17365
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Listening to 1 - Pilot by Welcome to Night Vale
https://player.fm/1BRvbw

How very odd. 
Pilot Episode. A new dog park opens in Night Vale. Carlos, a scientist, visits and discovers some interesting things. Seismic things. Plus, a helpful guide to surveillance helicopter-spotting.Weather: "These and More Than These" by Joseph FinkMusic: Disparition, disparition.infoLogo: Rob Wilson, silastom.comProduced by Commonplace Books. Written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info: welcometonightvale.com, and f...
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Listen to a run of the Dark RPG by +Will Hindmarch​ on the One Shot podcast
https://player.fm/1LqRMT

The Dark system has very different mechanics to emphasize stealth focused senarios. The system really succeeds at enhancing a GMs ability to build suspense, keep the game exciting, and keep it moving fast. Also Hindmarch did a great job running the game which made this a play through podcast which held my attention.
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This is a great deal on lots of really great books!
In celebration of the publisher's 20th anniversary, we proudly present $96 worth of sci-fi, fantasy and horror in the Humble Subterranean Press Book Bundle.
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Learn about the Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Kite enthusiasts show off their stunt skills and compete for awards.
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One of my absolute favorite events. I never make it. And am already conflicted out this year! 
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