Medium is awesome. The quality of content and the writers, in general, is by far the best among every other blogging platform out there. The Publications, both by Medium and other voluntary writers, help maintain the quality of articles being published which elevate Medium's editorial excellence.
Joe Abercrombie wrote a character in his First Law Trilogy. A crippled war veteran who despises his life. He became a cripple after being tortured by the other side in war. And eventually, he himself became a torturer for his country. He wants to kill himself every day but somehow gets his miserable ass out of bed every morning, and goes on torturing more and more people.
I have watched a lot of videos on writing, plotting, editing and overall improving my language. But I think Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg is probably the best book you could own on writing. I put it higher than Stephen King's On Writing which was pretty great itself, but did not work for me as much as this did.
I am a Story Collector and Liaison for Newcomers here at Joy City. My day, rather my night starts as usual sitting at the reception desk. Mostly waiting for people to come in. Nighttime is a busy time for us at the reception but that day it was unusually quiet. There was no reason for it. Maybe everyone was happy down there. I knew that was impossible. But it was always good to hope for the best.
That one book to read if you have two hours before the end of the world.
How to make reading books more productive.