A Few Words is All You Need For A Powerful Medium Story

Darrin Atkins
3 min readJan 9, 2024

Inspiring hints are hiding right in front of us

Photo by Nick Hillier on Unsplash

The other day I was thinking and wondering. Then I went for a walk. After that, it was time for coffee.

Before I knew what happened, half of the day was gone and I wasn’t closer to finding a solution to an ongoing writing project.

“Maybe it’s not going to work out this time," I said.

This is not my first rodeo, I thought in response to something somebody said to me a day earlier. What do they know?

But in reality, I was in denial. It actually is my first rodeo, as the saying goes, because I always find myself with a blank piece of paper or an empty screen.

A new piece of written content always starts at zero, at nothing, at a big emptiness that is asking to be filled.

New Inspiration

Getting inspired about a potential writing topic can happen out of nowhere, often when it is least expected.

Here are some possibilities:

  • A comment by a fellow commuter
  • New words in the tech industry
  • An interesting outfit or winter cap
  • A witty retort
  • A cool social-cultural convention



Darrin Atkins

Medium writer and content producer. Tips and ideas for writing success. Suggestions for you to make more money this year. Ways to get inspired to write more now