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Jody McAlister

Jody McAlister
Jan 9 · 6 min read

Who are you?

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I only wear a mask when I’m writing. Yes, the one on the right is me. Truth, that actually is a Robin on the left.
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Why write on Medium?

I had just switched from programming in Swift to Dart/Flutter, and all the articles were links to Medium. There were so many quality articles to learn from that I signed up to read past my limits. Suddenly, I was surrounded by an opportunity to write for any topic I chose.

What are your writing interests?

I love to write Humor. I remember reading The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and the “Myth Adventures” series by Robert Lynn Asprin. If I thought I could have supported myself writing long stories full of witty and amusing characters, I would have jumped at the opportunity.

What do you hope to accomplish by writing?

Foremost, I want people to escape in my humor stories. I want people to be glad they spent a few minutes deviated from normal daily life. If the read times are close to a couple of minutes, then I know they have read through the whole story, and that makes me happy. Claps are more apparent, and I certainly still get a kick out of seeing the notification icon being a green circle with a number inside.

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Can you share a highlight in your life?

An event would be riding on top of the band bus during Carnival in Salvador, Brazil, for an entire night. At any given second, I could look over the edge and see a thousand screaming Brazilians dancing and having the time of their life. Ten minutes later, another look would be a different thousand Brazilians. I rode that bus with one of my brothers and my uncle from dusk until dawn.

However, I think my family is the highlight of my life. There is too much to say about how lucky I am to have blessed with such a funny, diverse, and caring group of people.

Share a few of your article links with us?

Arghhhhhh, don’t make me choose. I like them all differently. They’re my children!

Do you write anywhere else?

I am currently not writing anywhere else at this time. Medium takes up much of my spare time, and I need to hone my craft before expanding.

Any big plans for 2020?

I’m currently in the so-called “Curation Jail,” and with the way I write, It’s not going to end soon and possibly never. There are a lot of excellent writers out there with some quality pieces in the same situation. These mysterious algorithms that exclude us are robbing both the reader and the writer.

Can you recommend other authors in your niche?

If I could find the guy that said my favorite quote, “I was daydreaming about my inability to fantasize the other day” and make him a writer, then I would list him. But since I was neither asked my favorite quote nor who I would make write on Medium. It shall have to be some wonderful writers that I have come across lately. These people have cracked me up while reading their stories. I can’t wait to discover more!

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Jody McAlister

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Humorist, Story Teller, Entrepreneur and Happy Flutter Developer. All around nifty dude. https://mediumauthor.com/@jodymac1015 jodymcalister@mediumauthor.com

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Jody McAlister

Written by

Humorist, Story Teller, Entrepreneur and Happy Flutter Developer. All around nifty dude. https://mediumauthor.com/@jodymac1015 jodymcalister@mediumauthor.com

Authors & Peeps

Authors & Peeps is a publication dedicated to author interviews, discussions and how-to guides for helping authors getting found and building an audience. Please contact us via editor@mediumauthor.com.

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