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NEWSLETTER

The Memoirist News: Jan 31st

I have been a bad-bad bwoy this past week 😈

While rest of us were working, Preeti Ramachandran was busy doing make up — Photo by Akson | Unsplash Photo Community

Top of the mornin’ to ya!

Do you know how a lion greets the other animals in the field?

A: Pleased to eat you.

What’s going on, folks? Don’t bother. I am dealing with enough of my shit.

I was involved in a fierce gender war with KiKi Walter, Sally Prag, and the rest of the womanhood.

Of course, I won bwoys — by a country mile. High five!

So much so that my friend Drashti Shroff, a sensible one, invited me for an exclusive sit-down to discuss and celebrate my victory. You can find the transcript of the interview here.

Anyways, enough about me. Let’s get down to business, shall we?

January Contest

The contest deadline has now expired. If you didn’t submit your stories, kiss goodbye to a $50 bill in mama Ki’s wallet.

We have received 53 phenomenal submissions. They are here. If your story is not on this list, let us know. We will hunt that baby down.

The judges have started reading your entries. Mama Ki will make the announcement when we determine the winners. You can now sit back, relax and enjoy the wait. You wish!

February Contest

Guess what Mama Ki just did? She announced the February contest. Yoo-hoo! Please read the details below and let us know if you have any questions.

Johnny-Come-Latelies

I hear some of you kinky bastards liked me spanking your butts so much that you spread the word around. Guess what?

We got ‘The Memoirist’ tattooed on forty plus brand new smooth, shining, and slappy butts.

Nikki Barr, Pat Romito LaPointe, Brianna Heron, Michelle Hargett, Kristen H Short, Christopher Lancette, Katharine Valentino, Tara Zoë Roshe, Nancy Solak, Shirley Chang, David Ll Williams, Melissa Tsuei, Shobana Musti, Carol Burt, Lorie Kleiner Eckert, Val Francis, Domato Green, VRITANT, Whitney Hogue, Lola Rose, Terianne Falcone, Drashti Shroff, CARMEN F MICSA, Deborah Barchi, Bernice Puzon, Serenity Jean, Sarah Z Writer, Laurie Livingston Nave, Jean Elizabeth Glass, Annette Lyon, April M. Hamm (they/them/theirs), June Kirri, Judith Faye, Elle Hanley, Patrick Witz, Kimberly Hampton Nilsson, Lara da Rocha, Pranjal Singh, Judy Walker, Ethan Johnstone, Karen Traub, Aimee Fenech, Jody Alyn, Eric Pierce

Yup! Let’s do it. (Giphy.com)

January Stats

  1. Twenty-six thousand minutes of reading time during the last 30 days.
  2. Thanks to you guys supporting each other, we have consistently hit one thousand views on a daily basis in the last week alone.
  3. 300 visitors are hitting your favorite pub on daily basis now.
  4. Chrissie Marie Massey’s story wins the honor of the month’s highest viewed story with 565 views, a whopping 60% read ratio, and 65 fans. Congratulations Chrissie.

Editor’s Picks

Woot-woot! It’s time for the much-coveted seven douche-rocket-picks of the week. Are you ready? 🥁….. Robin Christine Honigsberg, Adelina Vasile, Adrienne Parkhurst, Dina Alexander, Araci Almeida, Deborah Camp, Julie Ringwood.

Please read their fantastic stories and shower your love to these authors.

Editor Stories

There is no pressure to read the stories from your good editors. What do they do anyway? Publish your stories, send boring weekly newsletters and judge some stupid monthly contests you don’t care about.

Anyhow, I have picked the latest stories they wrote last week (I helped) just in case you are interested. There is no need to be on in good books of KiKi Walter, Alex Frederickson, Anjali Joshi, Preeti Ramachandran, Rebecca Matthews, Sam Ochstein, and Gaurav Jain.

Technical Tip of The Week

Do you draft your stories on Medium editor? If so, you have probably seen the magic trick where you inadvertently hit some random button on your keyboard and poof! Sayonara, crapanara.

Don’t worry. Follow the black arrows in the screenshot below and retrieve your old drafts using See Revision History and voila! Get your cat back into the bag.

It’s time to take your leave

I know you want me to go on and on. Geez! Get a life.

If you have any feedback on the newsletter or the pub, let us know. Please continue to read, write and go forth and multiply. 😉

Catch you on the next bounce,

Mr. G 🤗

The Tag Blanket

All of you were very good about reading the newsletter and submission guidelines last week. So, I will still let the tag blanket on. Enjoy the phone notification. 💀

Adam Nathan Wieland, Amanda Payne, Amy Strommer, Christa Gabriel Rossi, Dawn Michele, Brennan Phillips, Jeanne Marron, Jenna Mars, Kate Hathaway, Lena Quinn, Logan Goerlitz, Noel Meshack, Robert Pomeroy, Sadee Bee, Sharing Words, Sharing Randomly, Sheharyar Mumtaz, Slow train, Sreese, Stella Atrewu, Summer Koester, Adelina Vasile, Aefa Mulholland, Agnes, Alex Godley, Alexandra Christensen, Alison Lyons, Amy Von Blickhahn , Story Taller, Karen Rand Anderson, Andria Kennedy, Angie Smartt, Ann van der Giessen, Anneke Campbell, Adrienne Parkhurst, Araci Almeida, Ashley, Barb Dalton, bakagaijin, Bec, Rebecca Morton, Bernie Pullen, BichoDoMato, Bonni Brodnick, Ayoub Bouamri, Bryn Del Mano, Buse ermen, Scot Butwell, Heather Martin (@cadenzacreates), Cass Whitaker, Cathylouise, Charlie Cole, Cherie Jamison, Chrissie Marie Massey, Christian Emeka, Cindy Heath, Clare Sandy, Corina Oana, Shereen Bingham, Crina Banarescu, Cubby Momsen, Irene Fassler, Cynthia Colson, Daniella Cressman, Danielle Monique, DC Palter, Deborah Camp, Judy Derby, Dina Alexander, Divya Karwal, Donal Greigh, Alayne Unterberger, Bebe, Jacob Flanders, Caroline Egan, Elise Paxson ☕️, Ellen Andaya, Ellie Jacobson, Robin du Plessis, Emlyn Sharp, Erica Marie, Eric Eichhorn, Farheen Farwa, Gabriela Francisco, Gail Gauthier, Gauri Sirur, Gem Blackthorn, George Blue Kelly, Grace Moore, Loren Lieberthal, Helena Anne, Alex Heninger, Hogan Torah, Hope Carter, Isabel Villasmil, Kat Medium, Analee, Rose Butcher, J Isom, Jacqui Smith, Janet Meisel, Janet Mary Cobb (she/her), Janice Macdonald, J. Salvatore Domino, Jessica Gale Friesen, Jo An Fox-Wright Maddox, Jim Fritzen, Jenny Mundy-Castle, M.S.T, Ed.Spec, ENL, Ed.Lead, Gaurav Jain, Joanna Funk, John Pucadyil, Joe Palermo, Juanita Ellingson, Juliane Bergmann, Julie Amidon-Conklin, Julie Ringwood, Julie Borden, Karishma Shrishrimal, Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD, Kathy Copeland Padden, Katerina Zitta, Kausik Datta, Kayla Vokolek, Kendra Gayle Lee, Kevin Finkbeiner, KL Simmons, KM Fullerton, Kannan Natesan, Karen Oliver, PhD, Kristine Laco, Krystyn Lowe, L K Smithe, Lissy Wrey, Laura Khoudari, Laura Lind, Ruby Lee, Tony Leo, Lilith Helstrom, Linda Kowalchek, Alex Loinard-González, Pam Saraga, Madelyn West, Madison Sasser, Mandy McElroy, Marilyn Flower, Maya Strong, Sean F Corbin, Iván Melicoff Abril, Melissa Marietta, Melissa Sirois, Meryl Baer, Merve Ustuncelik, Black River, Judy McLain, Rebecca Matthews, Marketa Zvelebil, Nikhil Srivastava, Noemi Ergas Bitterman, Octavia Tate, Paul Walker, TeeJay Small, Preeti Ramachandran, Rane Kelze, Emily Forman, Kartika Lestari, Robin Christine Honigsberg, Robin Klammer, Jessica Rocha, RGomez, Runda Alamour, Saanvi Thapar, Sally Prag, Sam Ochstein, Sam Braithwaite, Sam Branstner, Sandy Gold, Sara Burdick, Sarah Lyall-Neal, Scarlett Fanshaw, Scott Schuler, S. G. S. Abel, Sheon Little, Shirley Jones Luke, Mike Hickman, Snigdha Nandipati, Sofia Chen, Stephanie Gentile, Susan McCorkindale, C.A. Jaymes, Suzanne Pisano, Sylvia, Tammy Hader, Theodora, R P Gibson, Tim Crossland-Page, Tori Morales, Toya Qualls-Barnette, Travis Truong, Tamil, T Mann, Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles, Richard Steele, Wendy Snyder, Scott Younkin, Nicholas Scott, Yvonne Borgquist, Zee Khadijah Karim, Zoey Hale, KiKi Walter, Alex Frederickson, Anjali Joshi, Heather S. Wargo, Carey Lynn McIntyre, Emma Sachsse, Mark Tulin, Mary Alice Long, LiCSW, PhD, Catherine Dunn, Shay D. Potter, Trisha Ready, Mary Allen-Lynch, katelombardi, Elizabeth Kaldeck Smith, Cate Harris. cateharris37@gmail.com, Don Drewniak, Jo Salas, Ruth M, BeccaW0603, Mary Lou Heater, Rodrigo S-C, Stephanie Stephenson, Lisa Boyl-Davis, LICSW, Nikki Barr, Pat Romito LaPointe, Brianna Heron, Michelle Hargett, Kristen H Short, Christopher Lancette, Katharine Valentino, Tara Zoë Roshe, Nancy Solak, Shirley Chang, David Ll Williams, Melissa Tsuei, Shobana Musti, Carol Burt, Lorie Kleiner Eckert, Val Francis, Domato Green, VRITANT, Whitney Hogue, Lola Rose, Terianne Falcone, Drashti Shroff, CARMEN F MICSA, Deborah Barchi, Bernice Puzon, Serenity Jean, Sarah Z Writer, Laurie Livingston Nave, Jean Elizabeth Glass, Annette Lyon, April M. Hamm (they/them/theirs), June Kirri, Judith Faye, Elle Hanley, Patrick Witz, Kimberly Hampton Nilsson, Lara da Rocha, Pranjal Singh, Judy Walker, Ethan Johnstone, Karen Traub, Aimee Fenech, Jody Alyn, Eric Pierce

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