Janice Tovey
2 min readDec 3, 2021


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I have been on Medium since September but only started writing consistently in November. I have published 56 articles!

I have learned a few things along the way and would like to share.

These ideas emerged organically as I wrote. From experience I guess you would say. From refining, editing, polishing and reading other posts.

From watching some articles do well while others not so much.

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These are my tips!

IMAGES: A picture is worth a thousand words! Take advantage of this old saying! Because it is so true! Add images to your posts. I know many writers submit one initial image. I have started to sprinkle images throughout my writing. They add punch and pizzazz! A beautiful image is memorable! And we all want to be noticed and remembered.

KEY WORDS: Again, to add staying power and stand out, I have found it advantageous to once again SPRINKLE key words from you title throughout your story. You want to stand out. You want to be noticed. You want to make an impression. And you want those reads! Make you post reader friendly, make it memorable and make it enjoyable. Adding key words throughout your writing will accomplish this.

REMEMBER TO PIN: If you have an article that is doing especially well, PIN IT. When you do it appears at the top of your page! Readers will see this story first and your views and reads will explode! Really! Give it a try!

PUBLISH BEFORE PERFECT: I wrote an article about this! Do it! Publish your work before it is perfect. It has to be good, but do not waste time trying to find the perfect word, phrase, or image. These are minutes wasted. Time is money. Get your story out there. Let people see it! Go back and edit and re-edit at your leisure


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There is an abundance of advice for new writers!

I hope you found these tips helpful!

Happy writing!

Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.