• Alison Tennent

Sex Saved Me From a Christian Cult

This is a link to Chapter One of Four (so far), of my new work, a true tale that I've been trying to get down on paper (as it were) for years.

Never fear, Constant Reader, you don't have to pay to open a Medium account to read it, a free subscription offers you several free reads per month. Alternatively, you can also click my Twitter links, because (sshhh), something Medium doesn't like widely publicised is that clicking on a Twitter link offers you the article to read free of charge.

And if that's still doesn't work for you, comment or message me and I'll send you a free friend link to click.

I've been complaining about Medium for a while now, and swore I just wouldn't renew my subscription when it ran out. And then, along came an intriguing proposition: ILLUMINATION Book Chapters. The idea is to submit your long-form story in Chapter Form. Well, at any given time I'm working on 3 or 4 different projects, and it just so happens I had a Chapbook written, and all ready to go.

Offering bite-sized chunks of your work gives a fresh audience a chance to digest your words. In a bite-sized world, it's a way to offer long-form work in a more digestible form.

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”  — Vernon Howard

My hope is to gain an audience for a long-form article that didn’t, until now, have a real place on a blogging site. But what I didn’t expect was that I'm also learning new ways of shaping my work. I’ve discovered that although the story is already written, writing in installments and offering each chapter independently means having to re-think the structure, re-think the impact, and creatively edit accordingly.

I like to think I'm a life-long learner, and I like trying new things.

So, here I go again, trying something new. I hope you'll like it.

Copyright Alison Tennent 2021, all rights reserved. Scottish by birth, upbringing and bloodline, Australian by citizenship. If you’re reading this anywhere but The Garrulous Glaswegian, Vocal+ or Medium, this work may have been plagiarized.

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