Put it to the test. Publish it here on Medium and you will see.
But what to do when you have too many ideas?
Take a sheet of paper and write down the first 10 ideas coming to your mind. Then, don’t think, just let your pen do its duty or hammer them down on your keyboard. Quit your desk and do something else for about 5 minutes. Have a drink, kiss your partner and don’t think about your ideas.
Return to your desk.
Read your idea list and give any idea a score between 1 and 10 according to…
A writing lesson by Charlie Watts R.I.P., former drummer of The Rolling Stones
While working on my obituary for Charlie, I discovered that it lacked something. It’s impossible to write about Charlie without telling the story of my generation. It is very different from the stories of the 87 (1Generation ~ 30 years) generations before since Jesus Christ. It’s the story of freedom and action needed to make dreams come true. And it’s the story of a specific musical style, the Rock’n’Roll. The Rolling Stones are more than any other band a synonym for this age.
It’s only Rock’n’Roll but…
How efficient procrastination can help you get out of depression.
One of the most obvious signs of depression is that I tend to lose all my productivity. I procrastinate on everything. It already starts in the morning when opening my eyes. I use to wake up the first time at about six.
Usually, I would smile. Embrace the new day, and prepare me some coffee.
This routine completely vanishes whenever depression hits. In this case, I wake up, turn around and try to sleep some more. …
Those were the words written on her last postcard. But it wasn’t here who wrote but we did.
She called me, that 4th of July 2007. Whether I could drive her to the hospital, she was not feeling well. A year ago, they had detected quite severe cervical cancer. She had been two weeks at the hospital. The Charité Berlin specialists at the Rudolf-Virchow hospital had operated on the cervix. Later, she got two rounds of chemotherapy. After that, she seemed well off again. Beautiful and sarcastic as ever, she had restarted working. She loved her job as the head…
Aix-Marseille university, a crowded lecture room
Enters an angel, a princess out of a dream
A glimpse of blue eyes from outer space
Aims at my heart. I’m completely amazed
Her smile is enchanting its magic art
I fall for her right from the start
One day she decides to sit by my side
Its the beginning of an endless ride
We talk, we laugh as knowing long time
A touch, a first kiss. Yes, she’s mine
Some days later we end up in bed
We decide to marry on a coup de tête
We’re aware it won’t last forever
Poem out of the middle of the night
Sleepy at ten but then
Much later in the middle of the night
As if creeping through my spinal column
Some ambitious feelings, ideas, words
Disturbing my rest
Like an aching on my chest
They want it
They push me
Pen on paper
They wish to see themselves
Reflected in the glance
Of black ink’s look on paper
They have a life of their own
I am convinced of that fact
They have shown
Independent and free
Hidden in me
Open chain-letter-petition to the Medium management.
Already 4 writers among my humble, tiny circle of followers wrote about the recently “related stories” ads.
Ads of any kind, distractions, background noises are a DRAG.
How many articles are there on Medium about focus? Thousands? Please Medium, read them. Distracting your readers your most valuable asset will definitely produce the opposite of what you have in mind. Let me bet. It was the idea of the one in your team with a BA background. I’ve been in the internet business for more than some years. …
I remember being a kid and later I was a bit scary of dogs. The on that was my wolf was a black German Shepard called Prinz. It was a guard dog as well. Guarding the lemonade manufacture of my uncle.
But Prinz did never bite me only bark...
I was a little coward when I was a kid. Much later when I owned a dog myself, a Rhodesian Ridgeback. It made me lose all fear of dogs at the age of 56...
Medium management read this: How to make Medium the №1 writers community with one tiny add-on.
Medium management, you’re only one feature away.
I have been reading Medium since summer 2018. It was the year I decided to write. However, it wasn’t the year I started writing, but at least I had made the decision. Clap on my back. My brother introduced me to Medium, sending me a link to a fantastic article by Umair Haque. Reading some more articles by other writers, I decided to subscribe and quit reading DER SPIEGEL instead. After 50 years of reading DER SPIEGEL…