Sand Farnia

I walk through mind fields. Slinging cards at dusk, slinging thoughts at dawn. www.openfacelive.com


Medium Publishing Checklist

An Editing Process

TL ; DR

[ ] Finality— Is it finished?
[ ] Purpose — Is it worthwhile?
[ ] Length — Anything lacking…


5 Tips & Tricks for Better Medium Posts


1 — Single Space Breaks with Shift + Enter

I first discovered shift + enter when I included a poem at the beginning of…


The Finished Product — April 2015

Issue 3


Welcome to The Finished Product, a monthly series that shines a spotlight on the amazing Medium content created by members of


How to Get Noticed on Medium


Jack, I’m by no means a professional, but I have had minor success on Medium and since you asked, I decided to write this post to help you and anyone else that…

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A community of people who help each other write better.

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I’m the Founder who Failed


I admit, I fucked up. My startup hit a wall going 100 miles per hour. The result? Months of depression and regression. I fell fast into that pit. Watched a year of…


Inside the Mind of a Founder

Extracting value from my personal journal.


At the beginning of January, after reading this article, I began writing daily on the…


My Car vs. Giant Curb


This is my car.

This is the giant curb at the entrance to my circle.


How to Name Your Startup

And Why It Matters


There are two schools of thought when it comes to naming your company.

In response to Things I wish existed

Startup and App Ideas


  1. Crowd-funded environmental sanctuaries.
  2. A platform callback system that schedules calls between customers and businesses.
  3. Financial accounts with withdrawal conditions and parameters such as multiple signatures, size of account, a date certain, etc.
  4. A bank that actually helps you save money.

What We Offer

The Role of The Writing Cooperative


I recently received an email from a friend that captured a common feeling — a reaction to The Writing Cooperative.


Why Does Your Company Exist?

Aligning Core Competency and Mission Statement


In my last post I said the story is the product. What does that mean?