I earn more writing novels than short stories — and you probably will too

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash


Is it just me, or was the Medium Writer’s Challenge a complete goat rodeo?

Some graves at Kensal Green, the famous English cemetary
Kensal Green, London / photo by the author Amethyst Qu


Life Lessons from Poker

How you win more when you invest like you’re holding aces (even if they’re deuces)

Two deuces, two of hearts
Photo by Muaz AJ on Unsplash


Cypress trees at shoreline of Lake Ponchartrain
Harsh sunlight on Lake Pontchartrain, Fontainebleau State Park/ photo by the author Amethyst Qu

Small alligators think they’ve perfectly camouflaged


Many top self-publishers have dropped these strategies, and you can too if you want to write and sell more books

An antique lamp fixture
That flashing red light is trying to tell you to STOP / Photo by the author Amethyst Qu


Halloween costume party dogs
Halloween costume party dogs
Party pups in Tokyo in 2012 / photo by the author Amethyst Qu

I’d love to see your pets… and it…


When an author “borrows” from an unknown, maybe her famous friends don’t need to egg it on

screaming gargoyle
Screaming gargoyle photo by the author Amethyst Qu


Ivory-billed Woodpecker by Mark Catesby, 1754
Ivory-billed Woodpecker by Mark Catesby, 1754
Detail, Ivory-billed Woodpecker by Mark Catesby (published posthumously in 1754), under CC-by-4.0 license by RawPixel

Amethyst Qu

Author of “The Moldavite Message.” Seeker, traveler, birder, crystal collector.

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