• Medium,  Uncategorized

    March: A Curation Story*

    My curation rate was 100% in March 2021, yet I still haven’t figured out exactly how curation works… When I first started writing on Medium, I was utterly confused by the elusive idea of curation. I read articles and watched…

  • Creative Nonfiction,  Medium

    Precious Coral

    A color from the sea, and a color that’s always stuck with me… I realized today why I like the color coral so much. When I was younger, one of our family friends was named Coral. A daughter, like me.…

  • Life,  Medium

    Addey Vaters: Biography

    What makes up a person? Too many things to count, but here are some of those uncountable things. Although I said in my subtitle that there are too many things that make up a person to count, I am going…

  • Author Life,  Medium

    Should You Use a Pen Name?

    The answer is yes, and also no Up until I met my writing friend, Nicole, the thought of using a pen name literally never crossed my mind. I like my actual name and don’t plan on writing anything scandalous during…

  • Life,  Medium

    How to Be Happy Alone

    It might seem impossible, but you can be happy with yourself, even when you’re all alone. I’ve never considered myself a loner, per se, but I am by most definitions someone who would fall into that category. I spend much…

  • Medium,  Reading

    The Art of the Close Read

    Being an intelligent content consumer depends on the art of the close read. It’s not just useful in your college literature class anymore. I’ll never forget the day one of my English professors in college introduced me to the (extremely)…