Five Reasons Not To Write For NewsBreak

Image of NewsBreak logo created by author on an iPad. Money can be made, but I’ll take a pass Many writers on Medium have branched out by contributing their work to NewsBreak. One author stated that for every penny he earned on Medium, he made a dollar on NewsBreak. I was intrigued and decided to … Continue reading Five Reasons Not To Write For NewsBreak

NaNoWriMO Virgin: Debriefing My Experience

I not only “won” the competition by writing over 50,000 words, I advanced as a writer and creator. Background  Over the years, I heard of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), butnever took the plunge. When I stumbled across an article promoting it lastOctober, I signed up immediately and made a $30 donation to their 501(C)(3).My … Continue reading NaNoWriMO Virgin: Debriefing My Experience

NaNoWriMo Virgin ~ Insights From Week 2

Screenshot from author's computer November 15, 2021. During Week 2 of the NaNoWriMo challenge, I completed 16,244 words. Added to my progress from last week, I have a total of 30,825 words toward my 50,000-word goal. I edited out an additional 489 words from the original 12,187-word document that I started with (from 2018), for … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Virgin ~ Insights From Week 2

NaNoWriMo Virgin

Navigating the first week through my new adventure. False Start In 2018, I began writing a novel loosely based on my teenage years growing up in coastal Orange County, California, during the late 1970s: an era of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. After completing 12,187 words, I got distracted and tabled the project. But in October, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Virgin

Who’s Ready to Promote Medium’s New Referral Program?

Photo and “artwork” produced by the author (Joyce O’Day). Will this novel marketing move drive up membership or lead to the decline of the platform? I recently read the provocative article This Feels Very MLM by Emory Ann published in Feedium. Like Emory and most of her respondents, I was disappointed to see Medium sink to … Continue reading Who’s Ready to Promote Medium’s New Referral Program?