A three step process to getting enough followers to join the Medium Partner’s Program.

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Step One: Write

First, write several good articles, and I mean good articles that people want to read. Let’s…


What do the Barbie doll, Richie Valens, and I have in common?

photo of Donna Brown/alias Cygnet Brown, Author

Who am I?

I grew up in Corry, Pennsylvania (USA). Both my grandfathers had been immigrants. Both of my grandmothers…


Garden 2020/photo by author

The Original Plan

I moved into my current home at the beginning of the pandemic. My husband and I had purchased our property at the end of 2019. We expected to build a tiny house and move into it during the summer of 2020. I would plan a large garden that I would work on during the weekends until we could move to the property later in the summer of 2020. I hoped to have a garden that was large enough to eat fresh vegetables during the summer, to can, and to save seed from for the following year. …


Bush Beans with their first true leaves


The stories you can share while sitting at the table. photo by Kevin Curtis, Unsplash


Why are you living paycheck to paycheck? You can break the cycle by doing what your grandparents did

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Whatever happened to the American Dream? The GI of 1946 was happy to come home and marry the girl of his dreams and live in a house with a picket fence and live happily ever after. Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash


Ignorance can be fixed, but stupid is forever. Photo by Michael Dziedzic on Unsplash

Stupid is forever. Ignorance can be fixed


A look at Romans 14

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A Difference in Christian Doctrine

Many years ago, a Christian man came to my door and…


Apply these writing skills to improve what you’re putting out

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It takes the right skills and the right tools to create great craftsmanship. Photo by Clark Young on Unsplash

Donna Brown

Author of The Locket Saga, a fictional American Historical Family, gardener, homesteader, chicken farmer, teacher.

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