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Featured Stories Issue #53

Selected stories from 9,400 writers supporting 94,000 readers on ILLUMINATION

Image designed by Dr Mehmet Yildiz — digitalmehmet.com

It is our pleasure to provide you fresh stories every day.

These interesting stories from our growing collection can inform and entertain you. External readers can access them via blogs on Word Press.

Thank you for the following ILLUMINATION and for reading the engaging stories shared by our creative writers.

Our previous digests are accessible from this collection.Collection of Featured Stories
Easy access to daily selected stories from engaging writers of ILLUMINATIONmedium.com

You may check this collection of book chapters in our special publication (ILLUMINATION Book Chapters) hosting published books from accomplished authors.Index of Published Book Chapters
Easy access to chapters for readers on Mediummedium.com

The primary purpose of ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications (IIP) is to give optimal visibility to content created and hosted on them.

All writers are invited to join a writing challenge as proposed by Dr Mehmet Yildiz. These stories provide an opportunity for writers and readers to cross-pollinate.Invitation To A Writing Challenge
Share your concerns and aspirations in a storymedium.com

How to grow and become a top writer on Medium in three months: 100 Day Challenge For New Writers100 Day Challenge For New Writers
How to grow and become a top writer on Medium in three monthsmedium.com

Please enjoy our fresh stories.

Keri Mangis

Get in the Arena with Us, or Get out of Our Way

Get in the Arena with Us, or Get out of Our Way
Writing in times like these is not about perfection. It’s about bringing our whole humanity to the table.medium.com

Karen Madej

ILLUMINATION Book Chapters First Chapter Writing Tips

ILLUMINATION Book Chapters First Chapter Writing Tips
Please help yourself to first attracting readers and then making it easy for them to read the next chapter.medium.com

The Maverick Files

To All Illumination Detractors — A Respectful Yet Befitting Response

To All Illumination Detractors — A Respectful Yet Befitting Response
Mud-slinging will most often stain your own clothes too.medium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

How To Create A 30,000 Words E-book In A Month

How To Create A 30,000 Words E-book In A Month
Practical steps to produce a manuscript with 1,000-word a daymedium.com

David Gerken

4 Life Lessons We Can All Learn By Playing Sports

4 Life Lessons We Can All Learn By Playing Sports
And you don’t have to be a good athlete, either.medium.com

Alana Rister, Ph.D.

If You Write for Money, You Are A Real Writer

If You Write for Money, You Are A Real Writer
Those who suggest you are not should check their privilegemedium.com

Alexander Yu

As You Seek, Don’t Forget To See

As You Seek, Don’t Forget To See
How a late basketball great, K-pop star, and kid’s movie offer insights into the meaning of lifemedium.com

Ian Vanderlinden

How to Instantly Improve Your Singing

How to Instantly Improve Your Singing
No, this is not clickbait.medium.com

Matthew Prince

Stop the Bullshitting, Too Many Freedom Cages You

Stop the Bullshitting, Too Many Freedom Cages You
Find the balance between freedom and disciplinemedium.com

Marcel Badia

The Necessity of Digital Disconnect to Increase Productivity

The Necessity of Digital Disconnect to Increase Productivity
An increasingly necessary digital detox that has employers on edgemedium.com

Paola Perez

How To Successfully Stick to a Healthy Diet

How To Successfully Stick to a Healthy Diet
Despite craving unhealthy foods all day long.medium.com

Floyd Mori

Japanese Americans Lost Their Homes But Were Not Exactly Homeless

Japanese Americans Lost Their Homes But Were Not Exactly Homeless
It happened during World War IImedium.com

pst tomowo

What Faith is: Faith is a lifestyle…

What Faith is: Faith is a lifestyle…
Faith is a Lifestyle… a choice lifestyle.. Faith is not a means to an end.medium.com

Shawn Ingram

Retest

Retest
A plague doc performs a retestmedium.com

Jonathan Thomas

I need to make writing my income source

I need to make writing my income source
I’m tired of my wage slavery — AfroPolymathmedium.com

Priscilla Yeung (Former Midori by the Sea!)

Will Immigrants Go Home First Thing If Something Happens to Their Homeland?

Will Immigrants Go Home First Thing If Something Happens to Their Homeland?
Isolationist’s strange mindset against globalisationmedium.com

Shawn Ingram

Monolith 2

Monolith 2
FLASH Fiction Challenge 100 — Day 24medium.com

Rose Blog

Our precious time and its importance

Our precious time and its importance
At which time are you living? The past, present, or the future?medium.com

Sharique Kamal

Follow These 8 Medium Writers to Level Up Your Writing

Follow These 8 Medium Writers to Level Up Your Writing
You should follow these eight most popular writers on Medium to take your writing to a new level and learn a new way of…medium.com

Arunn Thevapalan

The Process of Achieving Anything in Life is Quite Simple

The Process of Achieving Anything in Life is Quite Simple
The only question that remains: will you do this consistently for long enough?medium.com

Ethan C. Wright

Introspection, Whimsy, and Catharsis

Introspection, Whimsy, and Catharsis
Reflections on My First Month of Writingmedium.com

Sapna M

I’ve been to prison multiple times; with no regrets.

I’ve been to prison multiple times; with no regrets.
Here’s what I learnt from those trips.medium.com

Ann Venkataraman

Murder Mystery at Sapphire Beach

Murder Mystery at Sapphire Beach
Exploring the Cozy Mystery Genremedium.com

Scott Coleson

What Is Love?

What Is Love?
Finding the meaning of love in a world gone mad!medium.com

Burk

5 Grooming Tips Most Of My Male Friends Neglect

5 Grooming Tips Most Of My Male Friends Neglect
Although they’re painstakingly obvious, I used to neglect these for the longest time toomedium.com

Catrina Cowart

I Wrote New Content for 30 Days

I Wrote New Content for 30 Days
Here’s what I learned about becoming a better writermedium.com

Dhanaraj Natesan

What Are The Foods To Avoid In The Summer?

What Are The Foods To Avoid In The Summer?
It is better to avoid non-vegetarian foods like crab, chicken, and shrimp in summer. This is because they can sometimes…medium.com

JJ Sum

How Plants Ease Boredom During Lockdown

How Plants Ease Boredom During Lockdown
When life slowed down for all of us, we found ways to be more productive. A lot of people turned to nature to relieve…medium.com

Kimberly B

7 Annoying Behaviours of Highly Entitled People

7 Annoying Behaviours of Highly Entitled People
Entitled people don’t understand that they are owed nothing.medium.com

P.S.P. French

The Elegant Anatomy of a Copywriting Offer

The Elegant Anatomy of a Copywriting Offer
When your offer sells itself, you don’t have tomedium.com

Sumesh P

The Anatomy of Scams and How to Stay Safe — Advance Fee Scam

The Anatomy of Scams and How to Stay Safe — Advance Fee Scam
With many variations, people — poor and rich, smart, and successful — still fall for it!medium.com

Ankit Singh

5 Deadly Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Startup

5 Deadly Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Startup
Make sure you don’t repeat them.medium.com

Terry Trueman

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan
People forget that Reagan launched his bid for POTUS in Philadelphia . . . Philadelphia, MISSISSIPPI, that is, hometown…medium.com

Jennifer Dunne

6 Key Principles for a Successful Mastermind Experience

6 Key Principles for a Successful Mastermind Experience
If you have the right attitude, a mastermind group can rocket you toward successmedium.com

JacquelineTV

The Letter That Matters #3 — to my Power

The Letter That Matters #3 — to my Power
Dear Power,medium.com

Dr Mehmet Yildiz

If You Don’t Like An Article, You Don’t Have To Read it

If You Don’t Like An Article, You Don’t Have To Read it
It is as simple as that.medium.com

John Ross

I Can’t Help it, I’m Yours

I Can’t Help it, I’m Yours
Poetrymedium.com

Deepak Sethi

YouTube Vs TikTok: Comparison of the platforms.

YouTube Vs TikTok: Comparison of the platforms.
How the two platforms rack upon various parameters.medium.com

Steve C

Lessons from Kierkegaard

Lessons from Kierkegaard
Insights on living life to the fullest.medium.com

Benazir San

My Truth

My Truth
Some people may say I’m a foolmedium.com

The Introverted Vet

The Predicament the Veterinary Industry is Facing

The Predicament the Veterinary Industry is Facing
And how it WILL affect you as a pet ownermedium.com

EJY

Behaviors Established During the Pandemic are Beneficial to Both You and the Planet

Behaviors Established During the Pandemic are Beneficial to Both You and the Planet
When the pandemic is over, maintain these Habitsmedium.com

Jan Vajda

What It’s Like to Dance in Front of 5,000 Cheering People

What It’s Like to Dance in Front of 5,000 Cheering People
And how to feel like it even if you’re not a performer.medium.com

Alice Vuong

The Ultimate Guide To A Truly Unproductive Day

The Ultimate Guide To A Truly Unproductive Day
14 habits you can easily implement if you hate making progressmedium.com

Abdullah Nadeem

3 Things Will Smith Does to Ensure Success & Inner Peace

3 Things Will Smith Does to Ensure Success & Inner Peace
On Jay Shetty’s Latest podcast, he talks with Will Smith and picks his brain about how he still maintains to stay…medium.com

Andrew Katz

On Hating Men

On Hating Men
How one French feminist repackaged standard-issue feminism with a provocative titlemedium.com

Ethan C. Wright

10 Things I’m Planning to Use Apple’s New AirTags On

10 Things I’m Planning to Use Apple’s New AirTags On
And the emerging battle of smart trackersmedium.com

Mandy Capehart

I Will Not Live in Fear of the Break

I Will Not Live in Fear of the Break
Practicing the art of embracing the precious scars.medium.com

Ntathu Allen

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#18)

One-Lined Poem: Happiness (#18)
A phrase about one simple pleasure in life.medium.com

Humaira Iqbal

Success Around Her Corner

Success Around Her Corner
A poem.medium.com

Linda Acaster

How Do Writers Turn an Idea Into Fiction?

How Do Writers Turn an Idea Into Fiction?
medium.com

Stephan Chatigny

Would You Relive Your Life As Is?

Would You Relive Your Life As Is?
In what is considered his exuberant return, Friedrich Nietzsche had this revelation in the mountains of Sils Maria…medium.com

Bill Abbate

How Time Changes through the Life of a Regular Person

How Time Changes through the Life of a Regular Person
What should you expect from time as you age?medium.com

Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Numbers

Numbers
a poem via a submitted promptmedium.com

maurice blocker

I AM not SORRY

I AM not SORRY
I love your apology.
When it’s backwards.
Words come forward,
meaning in reverse.
medium.com

Teresa Kuhl

Defining LGBTQ With Some New Words

Defining LGBTQ With Some New Words
L is for Learning All You Canmedium.com

Amethyst Qu

Three Encounters With Red-Headed Woodpeckers

Three Encounters With Red-Headed Woodpeckers
Watching birds can be mere watching — or it can be seeingmedium.com

Trisha Dunbar

It’s Time to Start Talking About the Strengths of a Neuro-Diverse Workplace

It’s Time to Start Talking About the Strengths of a Neuro-Diverse Workplace
Often when we think of diversity and inclusion in the workplace we think of race or gender, but to be a truly diverse…medium.com

Aldric Chen

These are my Secrets for Losing 10 Kilograms Daily

These are my Secrets for Losing 10 Kilograms Daily
Secrets to die formedium.com

Anthony Jackson

The Bird Without Wings

The Bird Without Wings
A poem about a second chance.medium.com

LJWriter

Reflections from a Recovering Hothead

Reflections from a Recovering Hothead
What I’ve Learned from My Last Bout of Ragemedium.com

Claire Kelly

I Used to Think I Could Fly

I Used to Think I Could Fly
What’s up with you, gravity?medium.com

Alex Ghaznawi

Letting Go Of Your Perfectionism Can Help You Move Forward in Life

Letting Go Of Your Perfectionism Can Help You Move Forward in Life
Re-frame your mind to see beyond the deceptive illusion that perfectionism createsmedium.com

Barbara Dalton

When A Marriage Fails

When A Marriage Fails
A Narrative, With a Solution, to Facilitate the Transition of Divorce for Children.medium.com

Stuart Englander

Day Tripping: April 23

Day Tripping: April 23
Pilsners, Pops, and Pandemicsmedium.com

Dave Richards

Beware Police Revenge For Chauvin

Beware Police Revenge For Chauvin
How Will Police Respond To The George Floyd Verdict?medium.com

Patrick M. Ohana

Georges Brassens

Georges Brassens
“Les Passantes”medium.com

Terry Mansfield

My Never-Ending Encounters With Medical Specialists

My Never-Ending Encounters With Medical Specialists
If only there was a Specialist of Specialists who knew everything, so I could just see one person.medium.com

ABINAS JAGERNAUTH

I Received an Email From India About Covid-19 Suffering and Deaths

I Received an Email From India About Covid-19 Suffering and Deaths
It hits home when you have a connection to those who suffer and diemedium.com

Celine Lai

What bothers me as a writer and what I want to do about it, and “the More Beautiful Question”

What bothers me as a writer and what I want to do about it, and “the More Beautiful Question”
I write because writing is to livemedium.com

Graceygee

3 Reasons Why You Should Invest Into Getting A Coach and a Therapist

3 Reasons Why You Should Invest Into Getting A Coach and a Therapist
Based on two lessons from a wellness coach’s perspectivemedium.com

The Maverick Files

Saving A Stranger from A One-Night-Stand Gave Me A Lifelong Friend

Saving A Stranger from A One-Night-Stand Gave Me A Lifelong Friend
The right thing can often be the hardest one to do.medium.com

America Zed

Dissolve In Peace

Dissolve In Peace
A micro poemmedium.com

Ilona D.

How to Learn Faster And 10x Better

How to Learn Faster And 10x Better
The best ways to learn everything faster and 10x better.medium.com

Neera Mahajan

Five Rules To Overcome Self-doubt

Five Rules To Overcome Self-doubt
I have often bemoaned over the writer’s self-doubt.medium.com

Yaqoob ahmad

7 Ways to Trust the Process

7 Ways to Trust the Process
When times are tough and you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, trust the process.medium.com

Dr Sachin pandit

Announcing 5 Factors of Marketing That Can Increase the Product Sell

Announcing 5 Factors of Marketing That Can Increase the Product Sell
Better Marketing Can Give you a Better Resultmedium.com

Veronika Kaufmann

A Story Worth Sharing

A Story Worth Sharing
Beauty is Everywhere ~ It’s not hard to find. Look up from your phone. You’ll see.medium.com

Mariza Writes

Want To Be Happier? Start Tracking Your Mood Daily

Want To Be Happier? Start Tracking Your Mood Daily
A step-by-step process to help you stop feeling drained and start smiling againmedium.com

Several new authors joined ILLUMINATION Book Chapters. You can enjoy chapters from their published books. Check them!

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Thank you for reading stories of outstanding writers compiled by ILLUMINATION-CuratedILLUMINATION and Editor of Technology Hits

Please check Book Chapters from our accomplished authors on ILLUMINATION Book Chapters.ILLUMINATION Book Chapters
Submit your book chapters in story formatmedium.com

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