You know, my 22-year-old sister is going through something similar regarding what she wants to do in life. And you’re 100% right: People think it is a competition. I am not above feeling that way myself.
But honestly, I consider myself extremely lucky that I knew what I wanted out of life. I’m so so grateful. Because others…
Oh yeah, that is super weird. I’ve done the same. I just don’t submit anymore. He does have his very specific Medium opinions. I don’t see what the harm is in making this place a positive, profitable space for writers, even if they are people Medium bring on board.
Thank you for your clarification! It helped me understand the situation better.
Okay, yes, that is definitely inexcusable. I don’t condone taking other people off publications just for opinions.
I was just confused with this section of your article. If you gave a letter to the public, effectively resigning from the publication, did you want him to acknowledge that more than simply taking you off Slack and the pub? That was my question.
I was kidding. I know she’s an author, but man, it’s tough to read through The Host. I don’t know if you’ve ever read it, but I recommend against it.
Loved your article!
The only way to resonate with an audience is to speak as much truth as possible…especially if it’s made-up fiction. That means no fear — I have to say what needs to be said, which can sometimes make me stop and think, “Oof, if my grandma reads this…”
Thanks for the support, Daria!