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It’s Been a Grand Weekend

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Blog Posts, Editing, Uncategorized, Work and Career | 0 comments

It’s Been a Grand Weekend

Especially for Whovians. Also those still mourning the passing of John Fitzgerald Kennedy–now that’s a morbid cosmic coincidence. And somewhere between joy and tragedy lie the Hobbit fans, with the Battle of Five Armies also falling on November 23rd (warning: may be spoilers through the wikia link). For me, it’s also been the culmination of several weeks of intense labor, interspersed with perhaps more procrastination than strictly speaking necessary. And also with my awesome...

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Reward in Daily Science Fiction’s Kickstarter! Also, Newsletters.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career, Writing | 0 comments

Daily Science Fiction is hosting a Kickstarter Campaign to pay authors for their short fiction published for the next six months, September 2013-March 2014. Among rewards including omnibus anthologies, gourmet chocolate, and a crocheted Cthulhu, you can also sign up for a critique from Yours Truly of a short story (they say up to 5,000 words, but I wouldn’t complain about longer, either)! See the details for Daily Science Fiction’s Fall 2013 campaign here. On the topic of...

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WisCon 37–A Partial Review

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career, Writing | 0 comments

I was certain I wouldn’t make it to WisCon this year, coming as it did right before my moving trip to Washington, D.C. But with some last-minute crunch and a willingness to run around disoriented (I’ve learned these will get you far in life, or at least lead me very far afield), I made it for at least the weekend and Friday evening. Friday:After hurriedly packing for DC, I stuffed my backpack with my immediate needs for one weekend and set out to brave the Memorial Day weekend...

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Home to Wisconsin and Back to DC

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career | 0 comments

I write this from my new laptop, a generous graduation present from my family. Yes, I’ve graduated, and will spen the rest of my life confusing people by telling them I have a (single, not triple) Batchelorate of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Or at least until I get a Master’s. But that’s far off in the future yet. Now begins the job search. I’ll be conducting it in DC, where I’m also working some internships over the summer. I look forward...

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On IndieGoGo Campaigns

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career | 0 comments

On IndieGoGo Campaigns

This week, my student team finished mailing out perks to the sponsors of our IndieGoGo campaign, which raised funds for a community-level organization in rural Ghana to extend microloans and scholarships to local women. We were able to deliver $1,290 to Capacity Rural International during our class visit, over $900 of which came through IndieGoGo. The IndieGoGo campaign actually raised $1,085, but the site takes a fee. Although we knew that going in, there are some other things we discovered...

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Friendly Reminder: Get Thee to LinkedIn

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career | 0 comments

This one’s mostly for my friends and peer group, but applies to anyone really who hasn’t yet built up their LinkedIn and is wondering if they should get one. Yes, you should. Come join me. As my job search starts off, I’m spending at least an hour a week going over my LinkedIn profile—adding classes and experiences, updating and linking my network to my current projects, and just staring at my completed resume going, “Hmm…not bad, actually.” At least some of this is ego, and...

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