No, Really, I Write Fiction on Medium

Judy McLain
6 min readMar 2, 2019

Other, more successful writers here on Medium probably shake their heads or roll their eyes, confused as to why anyone would purposely choose fiction as their writing genre. In the world of beautifully researched, fully fleshed think pieces, commentary on current events and the odd review (plus a million other things that writers write about here) fiction is Medium’s red-headed step-child.

I came to Medium in April 2018, unaware of its existence and following a piece by Roxane Gay. I read around for a few days, then joined so I could clap, then created a quick…

Judy McLain

Shit Creek survivor. Storyteller. Feminist liberal. Southern without the accent. Chihuahuaist.