What Would be the Writer’s Dream Platform?

Brad
4 min readNov 16, 2021

While I don’t have the capital, maybe some of these are capital ideas!

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I’ve come and gone on Vocal (great people, and I’m thankful for those I’ve met) and I’m clumsily navigating Medium. I began concocting a wish-list of a dream platform for writers. There are other platforms, of course, but I’ve not used them much or at all.

I don’t want to delve too much into what is already out there and their pros and cons. Instead, I propose to summon wonderful pipe dreams of a writer’s platform!

If someone with much more capital than I will ever generate would like to use these ideas (which may just be me regurgitating or expounding upon existing concepts), feel free!:

Where Did I Lose You?

Stats are great, but in Medium’s case (again, a newbie so I could be wrong here), it doesn’t tell me where I’m falling flat.

I’d like to see stats for each paragraph. That should be granular enough to see where the reader left the story: Did I use a cliché or a bunch of ten-dollar words that turned the reader off? Was it my use of the word “chuckle” (I’m not sure why, but I’ve really come to hate that word!) or when the main character revealed this was all a dream?

All Reads Count!

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Brad

This is what I do: I drink and I write things.