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The first step is important, but not without each succeeding step following close behind. The part that most of us forget is step five.
In the beginning spend your time writing only and leave out the editing. Stay focused on the job of flowing what is in your mind onto the page one word, then the sentence comes. Couple of sentences and you get to the paragraph part of the journey. Getting to the next paragraph is now your next assignment. Turn the critic in your brain to off or mute for the time being, so all your thought juices…
Depending on what they are doing the conversations can be as simple as “hello.” Other topics that open communication “How long have you lived here?”
The Loving Couple
This article I wrote about the walk where Greg told me about one of his next-door neighbors, where the lady’s husband had passed years ago, and Greg helped her with basic home maintenance.
On another walk I met her, and we chatted. Prior to the meeting, I had been waving to her frequently while she was walking her dog and I was arriving home in the car.
The Tree Climber
Another one of those unanswerable questions: we do not get the answer until later.
But in all that wondering, why is it the subconscious never needs to sleep?
Might it be that our subconscious mind existed before we arrive in this clay suit.
Gary Busey thinks so when he said, “I’m an angel in an earth suit.”
Or after we die are we all in a place more like what Starman describes in the movie when Jenny Hayden asks “What is it like up there?”
- Starman: It is beautiful. Not like this, but it is beautiful. There is only…
Wisdom is something that comes along with time.
As my 71-year-old dad says, “opinions are like bellybuttons, everyone’s got one.” Probably not everyone, but you get the point. Proof, data and details are what give the story you’re trying to tell a pulse.
Possible only if you choose.
…ecome increasingly difficult to sit down and enjoy a good book in a world filled with distractions. However, it’s certainly not impossible. So if you want to read a lot more books in 2021, here are several things you can do:
I wrote this article after hearing the chatter about low views and reads by writers with large following. Many of these writers have seen a change in readers that resulted lower earnings. We all were part of the Medium experiment, nothing was for sure, most of life experiments have NO guarantees.
Readers highlighted most of the article, leaving only a few sentences showing as not highlighted.
The most import part of the message to me is this.
When you signed up to be a member, there was no guarantee that you would make a ton of money, make a ton…
Welcome to the Medium Plane
Medium are making changes and tweaks all while the platform is in flight. The adjustments benefit both writers and readers alike. Medium has not reached its destination and may not reach one, at least not soon. Medium might just be on an ever-developing path. Where we are all free to roam around the cabin while it is in flight. Caption Ev on the loudspeaker announcing, “enjoy the ride.”
Who is on Medium’s flight?
Caption Ev, the flight crew, writers, and readers. On this flight there are no advertisers. That is part of the experiment.