J. R. Lowe
I confess, I don't exactly have a specific topic or writing style, or an organised train of thought for that matter. On the plus side, that means there's probably something here everyone ;)
How to Write a Top Story for Vocal
Even if you're brand new to Vocal, chances are, one of the first things you saw when you popped onto the site was a list of Top Stories that had been published within the last few days. Generally speaking, these stories are selected because they're the most likely to attract reads and appeal to a broader audience.
5 Celebrities Who Would Survive the Apocalypse
Have you ever wondered what would happen to celebrities in an apocalypse? No? Well now you have. Welcome to my obscure train of thought. But seriously, when you really think about it, would celebrities be more or less likely to survive than the general population?
Vocal Memes for Established Creators
Life can be tough sometimes. No, scratch that, life can be drop-dead awful sometimes. But when times get tough, I find that humour and seeing the lighter side to things always paves the way to a more positive outlook. I think Maurice Chevalier summed it up quite nicely when he said:
An Absence of Colour
Jayden moved his pencil back and forth across the face of his colouring book as he lay belly-down on the living room floor. His face was a depiction of pure concentration. Not even the loud car horns which emanated from the busy traffic on the streets below the apartment could stir him from his trance. Laya watched curiously from her position on the old vintage couch, her laptop had sent itself to sleep due to lack of use, and the barely started essay for her psychology course had been long-since forgotten.
I Borrowed my Housemates' Pets this Halloween for a Photoshoot
The only thing better than Halloween and pets is pets dressed for Halloween. Not convinced? Well, there's a good reason why Americans spend an estimated $350 million each year on Halloween costumes for their pets.
Spook-tacular Tunes: the Perfect Halloween Playlist
So, you've organised your costume, made plans with friends, prepared the candy, and delicately arranged a series of intricate decorations. Great! Now what? The playlist of course! No event or holiday season would be complete without an appropriately themed playlist of songs.
How The Pandemic Helped Me Finally Come Out
What better way is there to tell a coming-of-age story than with a ‘coming out’ story? Well, to set the scene, this all took place at a time in my life that was perhaps a little later than the average coming out story - I was 22 when it happened. I'd been putting it off for years, and while I'd had the courage to talk to some of my close friends about it, and what bisexuality actually meant, my family had no idea.
It’s strange to think about how different life was back in 2006. For me, it seems like an entirely different life altogether. I was eight years old, my sister would have been ten, and my younger brother, Daniel, was barely two. We’d often spend our days running amuck on the seventy-two-acre property. There was an abundance of opportunities for summer swimming activities in the creeks which weaved through the property. But on the rare days we weren’t outside, we would find things to entertain ourselves with indoors.
- Second Place in Fan(dom) Favorite Challenge
Lessons I Learned from Game of ThronesSecond Place in Fan(dom) Favorite Challenge
There’s nothing worse than that feeling of emptiness you get when the rolling credits appear after the last episode of your favourite show finishes. There’s a sense of panic as you start to sift through ideas and different shows you could maybe use to fill the hole in your evenings, but nothing is quite the same.