David Ignatius on the Washington Post
Sometimes people define bravery as someone an extra qualification a person has. But it’s more like something you have to do because it’s right. Jeannie Rousseau de Clarens’ story about spying during World War II rings like soldiers who receive medals for bravery: She was only a small part of what everyone else was doing. From Piper Bayard.
Greer Mcallister on Writer Unboxed
I’ve had writers disagree with me on this (and I know at one point where I disagreed with the writers giving the same advice to me). Writing for non-paying subconsciously tells you that you’re not good enough to compete with the pros, and it’s very easy to stay at that level. Though I am one of the few women veterans who writes about war experiences, I’ve stopped submitting to those anthology calls. None of them pay! They want to help vets, but they don’t want to pay vets for their writing. Think about that.
Phil Mawson on BBC News
When I drove from Washington State to Washington DC, I crossed over the the Mason-Dixon Line. I’d heard the name, but didn’t know a lot of history about it. The article has a map showing the lines, as well some cool bits about the science side. It’s actually not accurate because of gravity! From Piper Bayard.
Ashley Feinberg on IO9
No, this isn’t a made up story. It’s a real place. Kind of creepy. Hmm. Might make a story.
Tim Kirkpatrick on We Are The Mighty
Everything on a military uniform has a purpose.