In college, especially during the first two years, we are required to take a variety of classes to expand our minds and I think people often read that particular phrase without thinking about what it really means.
Here’s some news, brought to my attention by a client: someone out there has decided to start calling themselves “Abundant Content” – despite being contacted about this, they’ve put up a website, have decided to call themselves a “founder of Abundant Content”, and to offer their writing services. THIS IS NOT ME. THIS IS NOT ABUNDANT CONTENT.
Michael Pollan and Medium put together this series about transcendental psychedelic experiences – and one of the pieces in this series is mine. What an honor!
Sure, there are a lot of well-known resources out there for getting free books to read, but mostly I found a lot of poorly-edited, self-published books that just didn’t make the cut when it came to enjoyable reading – I felt like I was reading the equivalent of a soap opera and I ain’t got time for that, (yet as terrible as it is, I don’t always want to read the classics anymore, either). Editors, they’re a thing for a reason, and they still have massive purpose in this world. I read not only because I enjoy the escape of it, but also because I learn from a finely-written and finely-edited work. Because the quality was often lacking, my interest in things like Smashwords and Kindle Buffet came to a close fairly quickly and now, here’s how I get what I need:
In one of the writer support groups I’m in online, one of the members talked about how they’ve been using Medium.com as a way to encourage themselves to write more. Now, me too.
I don’t do the “new year resolutions” business, but I DO do the “starting right now, because I’m inspired by this” thing – and this quote really tells all. Lorna talks about the “radical astrology” of the upcoming year and how it is going to bring us “continuous reality checks”. I’m already getting plenty.