I agree getting published in publications likely helps, Addie, and I suspect getting published in publications owned by Medium may make curation even more likely. Your point about quality of content is most important as it is more likely to lead to multiple good things: a better chance of being picked up by a publication with a large readership; a better chance of curation; more claps, comments, and followers; and a strong addition to a writer’s portfolio. I also find it incredibly satisfying to hear that readers have found something I’ve written insightful and/or helpful. All great reasons to keep writing, learning, and growing as a writer!

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Bylines in Publishers Weekly, the Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard, others. One Sister’s Song (novel). Not Nearly Everything You Need to Know About Writing (ebook).

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