Successful Strategies For Any Writer On Medium

Be sure to Choose Your Own Adventure while you're here.

By Shannon Ashley

Who remembers those Choose Your Own Adventure books? Along with R.L. Stine and Caroline B. Cooney thrillers, I lived for those tales. Shoot, I lived vicariously through most books in the 80s and 90s.

I think an awful lot about choosing your own adventure in life. How none of us can really anticipate what’s going to happen. We just have to make a choice and keep moving.

Last spring, Shaunta Grimes and I were interviewed by Medium Staff regarding our experiences with the MPP.

One of the most memorable parts of the interview for me was when I suggested that writers give up on their specific notion of success. I think this is imperative for every writer, and it’s something I try to talk about a lot.

I’ve never gotten sick of talking about that, actually.

See, it’s great to have big goals, but when it comes to your vision of success, I think it’s much more effective to open yourself up to the possibilitiesinstead.

None of us really knows what’s possible, which is why I share my personal experiences here. At the end of the day, we’re all on a different Medium journey and we each choose our own adventure with every step along the way.