My writing journey on Medium continues, and so does my sharing of what I posted on the platform in the past month. Some of these posts might eventually make it to my blog, but for now you will have to read them on Medium.
Since my last sharing post, I have written eight original pieces for Medium.
Captured And Sent To Auschwitz — A True Story
This is another book I listened to on my daily walks, and this one literally made me cried during those walks.
It’s the heartbreakingly true story of Lale and Gita, prisoners during WWII, and told from the perspective of Lale. The author of this book is Heather Morris, and it’s a must read!
Autism & Schizophrenia
After a conversation with someone on Medium, who wanted more information on autism, I thought about my son and his mental health. I worked on this article for weeks, in which I share personal experiences with autism and schizophrenia.
No Trace Of Mother And Child
Another book review, and this was actually the first book where I added some negative comments to my review. The story is good, but some of the writing could have been better.
And yes, it feels strange to say this about a bestselling author!
Read my review, and then maybe read the book and decide for yourself whether my comments are valid.
The Carer Needs Care
Beast Meets Beauty
The Medium magazine Microcosm gives out a monthly theme, and inside the theme they give weekly prompts. Back in October 2021, I participated for the first time, and wanted to in the months following that, but only now found inspiration for it. The theme is Love/Hate and the first prompt was ‘Beast’.
Read Beast Meets Beauty
Ba-bo-tea… No, It’s Not Tea!
If we can’t share food in person, at least we can share the recipes of the food we like, right?!
I have several of my favorite original South African recipes I want to share, and the first of those is this delicious dish: bobotie!
Beauty Gets Beast
The second weekly prompt of the Medium magazine Microcosm was ‘Beauty’, and this is the story I wrote for it. You can read it as a standalone, but the four stories of this month will form a series.
Read Beauty Gets Beast
One Year Medium & Key Things I’ve Learned
I’ve had a Medium account for years, but posted my first story there only one year ago. The platform is different from WordPress, and it took a while to get the hang of it. In this article I share what I have learned in the past year.
Note: If you can’t read all the posts I linked above, consider membership on Medium, as there’s a lot of brilliant content to read. Who knows, you might even want to post there yourself, and earn a bit of money too. Membership is only $5 a month, and you get two months free if you sign up for a full year!