Be a Writer for Remote Viewing Community Magazine
No skeptics here ‘cause, “ain’t nobody got time for that.”
The word “psychic” is a bad word in the remote viewing community. Why did I post a photo of a neon sign saying “psychic reader?” Because I’m a subversive rebel who doesn’t do what’s expected of me? Yes! And I also think it’s time to de-shun and demystify the word psychic. All humans are psychic to varying degrees, but we call it “intuitive” and “instincts,” so not to be mocked, feared, or seem crazy. This is one topic I want to explore here, in Remote Viewing Community Magazine. The fear of psychics.
Which leads me to…
Are you a remote viewer and want to make money for your writing? Great! Write for us. Ask to be added in the comments of THIS post if you are signed up to write on Medium. Read through this page to learn the how-tos of getting started on Medium and read our style guide. You are currently reading our style guide.
If you are already a Medium veteran and you know what you are doing, yay, let’s get started. Ask to be added as a writer in the comments, but still read our style guide. No really, read this entire style guide. You wouldn’t believe the emails, and Twitter and Facebook messages I get from people who want to be a writer for Remote Viewing Community Magazine (RVCM), but who haven’t taken the time to read this entire post. Thanks!
This is a great way to link to your remote viewing book, blog, website, course, podcast, or Myspace page to give yourself promotion for your work while connecting with and sharing your experiences and tips with other seekers of the study of consciousness. You also make money from people who read and clap for your story. The more claps and reads of your story the more you make.
If you have a remote viewing website and you want me to add it to the Page of Links just send me a message, in writing only (telepathically, things always get lost in translation) and I will add it to the Page of Links. If you want to share the link to this magazine on your social media or website, please do!
Medium has over 240 million monthly readers.
RVCM is hosted on Medium. The top writer on Medium made over $30,000 last month. Does that sound like fun? Yep! It sounds fun to me too. I too am highly interested in quitting my day job. Keep reading to learn how it all works.
Remote Viewing Community Magazine is a publication mainly focused on the various forms of remote viewing evolving from SRI and Ingo Swann and used by the CIA and the United States Military. If you don’t know what that is or are not trained in CRV, please don’t ask to write for us.
We are open to exploring other supernatural topics connected to the remote viewing community, including but not limited to aliens, ancient technologically advanced civilizations (one of my favorite topics), dowsing, and more. Tom Delonge, we are alien friendly! You should write an article for us.
I am constantly updating this page for clarity and to add more content and links. Please keep checking back.
I’m excited about this publication, I think it has the potential to be very big. I’m proud to be part of the remote viewing community.
Explore the woo.
If you want to be a writer for Remote Viewing Community Magazine just write > Add Me < in the comments of THIS article and I will add you as a writer.
Be WARNED if I publish your article I MAY “bedazzle” your feature image. If you do not want me to make your feature image look flashier, please make sure it is interesting to look at and at least 1400 px across. If you absolutely do not want me to change your image, please leave me a note in your article with your email so we can chat about it if necessary. I will remove your note while I edit (and I won’t share your email).
What is Medium, exactly?
Please read this entire page. I try to explain all the basics of Medium and answer all the questions. Medium can be a bit confusing. If you have any questions, please write your questions in the comments and I will write clarification on this page. Please keep checking back.
Medium is a free blogging platform (owned by Twitter) for writers that have publications/magazines hosted on it. Medium writers can publish just to Medium or to a publication hosted on Medium.
In 2019 Medium has a monthly readership of more than 240 million, worldwide! Wow! That’s a lot of eyeballs.
People who follow you on Medium will get notifications on their smartphone/email when you publish a new article. If your article is behind the Medium paywall, when readers read and/or clap for your article, you make money.
It’s possible to quit your day job by writing on Medium.
Hosted on Medium, for free, is a plethora of publications created by individuals like me. Some of those publications have grown into full-scale businesses in a short period of time. There are also former major paper magazines now hosted on the digital platform of Medium. Every Medium publication has its own followers and mailing list.
You don’t have to publish your writings to a Medium hosted publication/magazine. You can simply publish to the Medium blogging platform (behind or in front of the Medium paywall). But there are benefits to publishing to a publication like this one, RVCM. More on that, later.
Medium has its own curators. If your story is selected for curation it is then put into Medium’s “topics” and will be highlighted on that “topic’s” Medium homepage for a period of time, and sent out through email and through smartphone notifications. getting your story in front of a lot of eyeballs. I like eyeballs. Eyeballs translate to money (which translates to me living in a bikini on a warm beach somewhere else). Your story can be curated whether or not is also published in a Medium magazine/pub. Did I mention I currently live in Alaska? Imagining living on a warm tropical beach is imperative to my mental health. But I digress…
Your story is findable
- by using the five keywords when you publish,
- from the keywords in your writing,
- from your followers' notifications to their smartphone or email,
- by sharing your link on social media or elsewhere,
- and your article is also findable through a google search of topics and keywords.
Many articles went viral and made the writers a lot of money when their article hit the first page of Google for certain keywords. This is great if you are writing an informative article where you link in a non-spammy link to your website or book (for example) at the end.
- The benefits of publishing to an independent Medium publication is the added benefit of readers of your writing. There is a lot of power in the crowdsourcing of the other writers promoting their writing on a mutual magazine you both write for. This helps get more readers to the magazine in general, which builds the notification email list and gets more readership to your articles. A lot more. Quit your day job, more.
Medium is a community of writers who help each other.
How the Medium Partner Program works
The Medium Partner Program is what is meant when it is stated that an article is put behind a paywall. Medium makes money through memberships at a price of $5 a month. When members read a story and clap for it, a portion of their membership dollars goes to the writer of the story. This ratio of claps to dollars is unknown. The algorithm just recently changed and is kept secret by Medium, so that nobody can “game the system.”
The Medium Partner Program also has in-house “curators” who comb through nearly every published Medium story and select the stories to distribute in its more than 140 topics for its readers. The stories that are curated receive higher rankings on Medium’s home page, in user feeds, in smartphone notifications, and in email digest which results in more Member Only Content views.
This is where the money magic happens.
How writers get paid on Medium
Stories behind the Medium paywall are eligible to earn money, based on members’ engagement and/or read time. The more a member spends time reading and interacting with your article with shares, highlights, and comments, the more money your article will make.
An added bonus is a few stories that will be picked by Medium editorial team and will be “featured” on the homepage. Featured Stories receive a professional copy edit, custom artwork, and prominent placement across Medium’s platform and social networks. Many stories are “curated” by Medium and are featured on certain Medium topic pages and shared with readers the topic.
A featured story can generate several thousand dollars without any added social media promotion, whereas a curated story usually makes $100-$250 by itself. If you have your own email list or social media audience to promote your story, that amount can be much higher. Add in affiliate links or a subtle CTA (Call To Action) and you are now generating passive income.
Thousands of writers on Medium choose to not lock their stories behind the Partner Program paywall so everyone can access the content. A writer may choose per article whether or not the article is locked behind the paywall. Writers do this because they don’t want to limit wider access to a particular story. Anybody anywhere can easily read an unlocked story on Medium.
Remote Viewing Community Magazine Style Guide
- “How-tos are beautiful.” This is a handbook publication — it’s purpose is to help people become better remote viewers and to present to the public the logical, inquisitive nature of the remote viewing community. We want to share how practical developing remote viewing skills can be. A how-to post accomplishes that goal perfectly. Tell your story of your success (or failure) and walk us through it. Include takeaways. The goal is a balanced mix of theoretical and practical.
- Here’s our secret formula: Inspiration and practical takeaways.
- POVs: Second-person is good, third-person is better, first-person is best. Using the second person is everyone’s go-to as the way to sound authoritative or passionate. But, too often, it comes across as commanding and, well, bossy. Third-person is pleasing because it puts the writer in the background and tends to yield a cleaner, journalistic tone. First-person is the best because it puts the reader in the driver’s seat with the writer, experiencing the raw emotion and action of your story. We prefer the latter, enjoy the middle, and begrudgingly accept the former.
- Try to always include takeaways at the end. Sometimes, the truth in a story isn’t easy to apply to one’s life. A small list of takeaways gives the reader a clear path to change themselves, take action, and improve their lives or the lives of others. Give the reader a chance to take action. We are talking about remote viewing here, people, not fiction.
- Examples, examples, examples. Remote Viewing is all about doing. The best way to learn remote viewing is to learn from people who have done it (success and failure are equally good to write about). When writing for RVCM, use examples. If you don’t have any from your own life, do some research and find those who have.
- Cite your data, studies, research, and sweeping claims with a hyperlink to the source. If you’re not an established authority or you’re not telling your own story, back up your claims with research to be more credible. Brash opinions are fine, but researched positions are better.
- Submit original Medium articles only.
- Please keep self-promotion and links to your work at the bottom of your article. Please, no feature-dumping. Give good value to your content. Your intent will be clear in your writing — are you submitting to help the readers of Remote Viewing Community Magazine become better remote viewers or are you seeking to sell more of your products or services? Write to help, not to sell.
- Word length: 600–3,500. Try not to publish anything less than five hundred words (3 min read). Give us meat, whether it’s a 600-word single-lesson experience or a 3,500-word monumental remote viewing life lesson with deep takeaways. Both and anything in between is great.
- Err on the side of brevity, but not too short. You won’t be as popular if there’s too much “fluff” or unnecessary verbosity. We don’t want to waste our readers’ time, yet at the same time, we want to tell a story in its most impactful form.
- When referencing people, remember to tag them in Medium. Names in color are good. If they don’t have a Medium account, add a link to their Twitter or Linkedin profile.
- Submissions should stay within Remote Viewing Community Magazine. You retain all rights to your content and can remove it from RVCM if you choose, however people who habitually remove stories from our publication will lose the ability to submit.
- We do not allow submissions whose sole intent is to sell or promote a book, blog, service, tool, or anything we deem to be a product. Honest product reviews that help our community make informed decisions are acceptable, however, ads or press releases are not. If you have a book, blog, service, tool, or other product you’d like to promote, you may include it at the bottom of your article.
- Limit your bio and CTA to the bottom of your post and please make sure to include images! (Stock photos from Unsplash are great).
- As you can tell from my writing on this page I want to make remote viewing fun. I use a fairly informal, conversational voice in my writing here. You are free to do the same. In fact, I encourage it.
Titles and subtitles
- Submissions must have a clear and descriptive title and subtitle at the very top of the story. The title and subtitle should be the first thing a user sees when opening your story.
- Titles must be written in title case using U.S. English. Subtitles should be written in sentence case without trailing punctuation unless the subtitle is two or more sentences long. If this is confusing, this tool can help properly format in title and sentence case.
- Quotes in titles should use single quotes (‘ and ’).
- Submissions should use Medium’s built-in title and subtitle formatting. Adding a kicker is permissible only when identifying and connecting a series of stories within The Writing Cooperative.
- Submissions with a link in the title or subtitle, written in all capital letters will be rejected.
This style guide is subject to change at any time and will likely grow. We’re confident that this will help you write in a way that resonates with our readers and the Medium community at large. A huge thank you to Entrepreneur’s Handbook and The Writing Cooperative for inspiring my above style guide. You saved me a ton of time!
Also, check out the Better Humans post on “The Complete Guide to Editing Your First Draft Like a Pro” by Bryan J Collins.
You will find more excellent tips there.
If you want to be a writer for Remote Viewing Community Magazine just write > Add Me < in the comments of THIS article and I will add you as a writer.
You have to be signed up for Medium in order to do this! Choose your Medium user name wisely. Once you pick it you can’t change it. I wish I would have used capital letters in mine.
Once you have written, proofed and formatted your article with an image, save your article as a draft (yes, it’s confusing how they have set this up) and click the three dots on the upper right-hand corner and click “add to publication.” You will only see this if a publication has already added you as a writer. (I will add you as a writer to RVCM only if you write “Add Me” in the comments of this article. Once you are added as a writer to this publication you can submit your stories/articles to me.) Here is a link to Medium help on how to add a draft or post to a publication.
Please give me several days to add your story to our RVCM. I will also, at this time, let you submit a currently published Medium article to this magazine. That is an article that is currently published on Medium and not in draft form.
So, if you accidentally published your article, instead of going through the process of unpublishing it then re-saving it and adding your draft to our publication, you can still ask to add it to RVCM by clicking edit, clicking the three dots on the upper right-hand section of your screen (if on laptop) and clicking “add to publication” then choosing Add to Remote Viewing Community Magazine. I will then get an email that you have submitted a story for publication.
Medium’s clean formatting style can be confusing at first. Don’t give up! Please email me if you have any questions — and read and re-read this page!
I MUST have already “added you as a writer” before you can submit your story to this publication. This is made with a few clicks on my end. You can become a writer to many different Medium publications, some have almost a million followers already (hopefully soon so will we!). You will see a list of all the publications you have been added to be a writer for under the settings tab of your profile.
Here is a link to an outside website called Smedian that lists Medium publications you can follow or submit an article to be a writer. The best way to be added as a writer to other pubs is to go to the particular magazine’s Medium homepage and look for a link that says “write for us.” Every pub has different submission rules. Medium even has its own publications/magazines. I think the Medium curators pick your articles for those pubs, but I’m not sure.
If after a week has gone by and you notice I have not added your story please note that your story has been passed, probably for not following the above style guide. Please edit your work or write a new story and try submitting it again. (At this time I will accept a story that is currently published while RVCM builds content. Later, I will only accept unpublished drafts because Medium gives extra weight to newly published stories.
Please be sure to edit your own work. I recommend using an editing program like Grammarly to use for a final proof. I can’t tell you how many times Grammarly has caught my grammatical mistakes. Those commas look just like periods by 8 PM with my tired eyes. I haven’t run this page through Grammarly, so if you see any mistakes PLEASE point them out to me. Thank you! Sometimes I don’t write so good.
Here’s a link to Grammarly. (I will add a link soon)
> Google < any questions you have about how to do something on Medium.
That is the quickest way to find answers. Use the Google search engine, not Bing for better results. I say this for the many less tech-savvy writers in our community. (Medium can be a confusing platform sometimes. I feel your pain. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’ll try my best to help).
For example, you can Google:
- How do I sign up for Medium?
- What are the keyboard shortcuts for Medium? (There’s a bunch! It’s where all the blog formatting features are hidden.)
- How does curation work on Medium?
- How do I make a bulleted list on Medium?
It’s best if you click an answer that was written directly by Medium editors, but there is a wealth of info written by other Medium member writers, sometimes posted on outside blogs.
There is a Medium app for your smartphone. You will need to be able to access your email on the phone to sign in. It’s kind of a weird setup Medium uses, needing email access to login to Medium — but, that’s how they’ve set it up. I recommend using email to join Medium. Using Twitter or other programs sometimes causes issues.
When trying to sign up for Medium, click the “sign-in” button and add your email. Medium will email you a link and that is how your join Medium. I know this is super confusing. I originally had to Google the answer to this problem. The button should say sign in and/or sign up.
How does one “sign in” if one is not “signed up?” Medium will give many more of these “forehead slaps,” such as the lack of logically defined steps to how Medium works. This is one of the reasons that this “write for” guide is so long. I wanted to make sure I explained how Medium worked. It took me months to figure it all out.
You will never have a password to log into Medium. You log in through a link that is sent to your email. That is important to note.
You can have more than one user name (pen name) on Medium. You just need another email address to sign up. (I recommend using different and dedicated browsers for this — otherwise there will be cookie and login issues. For my different pen names, I have different Google chrome browsers set up with different emails. Each email and associated pen name has its own set of social media. This is my workaround).
Here are some links to Medium facts and how-tos to get you started for newbs
Before you do anything, please make sure you have signed up as a Medium Member! It’s only $5 a month. You can still submit stories for publication and earn money if you are not a member, but you won’t be able to read other writer’s articles posted behind the metered paywall and there are plenty of juicy goodies there. Most articles are behind the metered paywall, but not all.
You can tell other Medium Member’s paid status by the green circle around their profile picture. That means when they clap for your articles you will get paid.
You will only get paid as a writer if you sign up for the Medium Partner Program. This is different than being a Medium Member.
Medium has 240 million monthly readers from all over the world. The SEO and audience reach power of Medium is enormous. Since Medium is still in its infancy this is the perfect time to use it to grow your writer platform and to make money.
The first article I wrote on Medium was curated by the Medium editors within one day! I was very excited. Curation means it was put on Medium’s homepage and curated under a certain topic. I got thousands of views just off that curation and am still making money off that article. I haven’t given up my day job yet, but I’m working on it.
I took the time to learn Medium’s formatting (there is a learning curve, I’m not going to lie) and even made my own story image using Canva to be extra fancy. I also made sure there weren’t any grammatical errors in my story.
You can publish your article to RMCM and STILL have your article curated by Medium’s editors (which will further promote your story) which would be great! Your article can only be curated if you publish it behind Medium’s paywall. You don’t need to do this. (If you are not a US resident there may be issues with becoming a paid writer in the Medium partner program — I’m not entirely sure. If this is the case, and you don’t find any workarounds, I will allow you to still publish your stories in RVCM and link to your outside work).
This Medium cash cow might not last forever, but many people are making enough money from their Medium articles to quit their day jobs. “Evergreen” articles can continually bring in extra money. Write an article today about “how to connect to the signal line” and still be making an extra $50 from that article monthly, two years from now.
One can certainly earn an extra $1000 a month by frequently writing high-quality articles on Medium. Having a publication like RVCM, which is organized under the topic of remote viewing (and that we can publish remote viewing articles to and all promote through social media boosting the magazine’s readership), can become the perfect medium to share our remote viewing knowledge (and make a living sharing our knowledge). (See what I did there with the word medium? Puns…)
I hope you write for us! Write informative articles or write about your experiences. Here, it is encouraged to write about the art and craft of remote viewing in your way.
Possible article topics are:
(And please suggest a topic in the comments and I will add them here. I am being a bit silly with a few of these titles. I like humor. I understand some more serious scientific types may not approve of my use of humor with the topic of remote viewing because they wish to see remote viewing taken seriously, as do I. I am doing my part to make the topic of remote viewing relatable while being factual. If you are one of those serious types you are welcome to write an article which I will post on RVCM supporting your argument why you believe remote viewing should be devoid of humor. That would be funny and humor is good for the soul.)
Possible RVCM topics are:
- A (drunk) history of remote viewing
- Different types of remote viewing and why it matters
- Who are the first and second-generation well-known remote viewers and what are their histories?
- How to make money remote viewing
- 27 dumb questions every new remote viewer asks
- How to find your car keys with remote viewing
- Where is my cat? Stories from the remote viewing front lines
- How I found buried treasure using remote viewing
- Why I can’t talk to your dead relative using remote viewing
- How to get started remote viewing for free
- Things to be careful of when remote viewing
- Just the facts, ma'am. Facts about remote viewing
- A scathing rebuttal to the skeptic and manipulator James Randi assessment of remote viewing
- Favorite remote viewing websites
- Favorite remote viewing books
- Are psychic readings remote viewing? Why not?
- 14,987 things remote viewers repeat ad nauseam to newbs
- How I (you) got started remote viewing
- Mind-boggling good remote viewing hits
- The irrational fear of remote viewers
- Why is psychic a bad word?
- What the hell is remote viewing?
- How can remote viewing be used in daily life?
- 1,010,457 ways remote viewing can be used in daily life
- How I won both the Power Ball and Lottery using remote viewing (Just kidding here, please be sure your stories are accurate- don’t exaggerate please, or I will ban you with my magic wand.)
- Remote viewing superpowers can be learned?
Here are some links for you to learn more…
- How to auto Tweet your Medium articles to get more views and claps
- Medium’s Curation Guidelines
- About Medium’s distribution and earnings system
- Frequently asked questions about distribution on Medium
- Add an image to your story
- Free stock images on Unsplash
- Oh, and don’t forget to follow me, silly
- And follow Remote Viewing Community Magazine, duh
Why I started Remote Viewing Community Magazine
Like many in the RV community, I have read every remote viewing book and watched every remote viewing video on YouTube. I have taken RV courses and spent countless hours honing my RV skills. I have also spent countless hours over the last 8 years in the RV Facebook groups and in other RV groups such as Applied Precog, reading and learning from my peers. There, I was seeking answers, writing questions, answering questions, and learning what this skill of “remote viewing” is all about.
I also wanted to know about the people in the RV community. Are they nuts? Are they cool? Are they just a little secretly geeky, but cool like me? Is Remote Viewing a huge MKultra mind control program like the conspiracy theorists (who know nothing) imply to get views on YouTube? Most importantly, does remote viewing work? What did the U.S. government program really discover? Are they hiding this skill from the public? Why is the public so scared of remote viewers? Why am I so interested in developing my remote viewing skills? How can I apply my developing skills to my daily life? What are the side effects, if any? How to stay grounded while exploring the study of consciousness? I have a million questions about remote viewing, and for some of them, I now have answers.
The biggest answer is yes, remote viewing works, and it works well. This is a skill that can be taught and has been scientifically proven over and over. Most practicing RVrs are fastidious about keeping accurate databases and records of their hit/miss records. This isn’t an airy-fairy game of delusion. This is a martial art for the mind.
I want to point out for the newbs, the term “remote viewing” isn’t used here as an ‘umbrella term’ for all psychic phenomena. The use of the term “remote viewing” in this fashion is shunned in the remote viewing community and must be avoided at all costs so that the writer does not seem ridiculous.
The term “remote viewing” refers to the SRI developed, structured, and taught the practice of using psychic ability to retrieve information. The main RV written structures/practices are called “Controlled Remote Viewing” and “Associative Remote Viewing.” This is where you learn a STRICT written structure used to accurately retrieve non-local information. Your crystal ball gets no use here, it just sits on the shelf looking pretty. And they are pretty aren’t they? I have several.
There are other RV structures that have been developed, such as ERV. Hopefully, soon, other people in the RV community will share their knowledge about the other RVng forms, here, in an article. *hint *hint John, pretty, please…
The RV community has been a wealth of information for me and has acted as a place to connect with other seekers in the exploration of consciousness. Interestingly, most of the main people in the community are highly respected scientists and lawyers, former military, and other highly educated and intelligent people who have written countless books and have been featured on various T.V. and radio shows and podcasts. Most are musicians and artists, and all have a great sense of humor. These are not the hippy-dippy weirdos most people would expect.
You have to have a great sense of humor to deal with the ignorant “giggle factor” that comes up when you mention remote viewing to the public. Most people are still in the dark ages regarding the study of consciousness. Things are changing, but many people still fear the unknown. I think most people are afraid to see things as they really are, and I find that really boring.
I’m doing my tiny part to help wake up the public to what is possible by starting this platform for other remote viewers to share their experiences. And Joe Rogan, it’s time for you to have the remote viewing masters on your show. Some of them are getting a bit long-in-the-tooth, so there is no time to wait! (That long-in-the-tooth comment is a direct quote by Paul Smith. I thought it was pretty funny.)
I don’t make any money for this publication. This is a labor of love and is my way of giving back to the remote viewing community by providing a platform to consolidate into one easy-to-read magazine the writing of anyone who wishes to publish articles on remote viewing related topics. I do the editing and promotion and occasionally write an article. We’ve already had a few articles go viral!
I welcome new writers- so feel free to submit!
My fellow humans, there are so many beautiful things in the universe to explore. Do we really need to waste our time fighting over the manufactured propaganda known as news? Let’s try something different. Let's instead, study the exploration of consciousness! Yay! It’s way more fun.
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Katherine T. Hoppe is an author, artist, intuitive, and Founder/CEO of Sacred Hologram INC., SuperSuccess4U.com (and countless other niche websites), is the editor of White Rabbit Blogging Secrets, and Remote Viewing Community Magazine: Explore the woo. She received a few degrees after studying journalism, art, business, and law, and is a part-time Hollywood actress.
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