Rosie J. Sargent
Hello, my lovelies! Welcome, I write everything from the very strange to the wonderful; daring and most certainly different. I am an avid coffee drinker and truth advocate.
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Knowing Your Narratives
Hello my loves. I hope you are well and doing your best as always! I enjoy writing articles about the craft of writing like Finding Your Writers Voice, or Why Descriptive Writing is Key. This time round, I wanted to give you all a quick run-down on narrative structure.
Happy Disability Pride!
Hello my lovelies and fellow outcasts. I hope you are well and doing your best as always! If you weren't aware, July is - Disability Pride month. Since 1990, we have dedicated every July to celebrating disabled people's contributions to society. According to the founders of Disability Pride, the aim [of DP] is to promote the inclusion, awareness, and visibility of people with disabilities. Redefining the public perception of disability.
The Battle of the Bean Field
Hello lovelies, I hope you're well and doing your best as always! This week I wanted to soothe the little hippie that lives inside my black soul by telling you about the forgotten Battle of the Beanfield 1985. I grew up on the Hampshire-Wiltshire border, which is about a 16 minute drive from Stonehenge.
The Lady of Shalott
Among the sunbeams and shadows, sails the Lady of Shalott. From shore to shore, riverbed along riverbed. She passes yellow-leaved waterlilies and green daffodils - searching for her lost lover. He had perished in a tragic battle absent from the woeful ballads. His blue feathered helmet was the only item that was left. The kingdom he served loyally too had fallen into metal and dust. Where valiant stone towers once stood and diligent war-horses proudly pranced has since vanished into mist and myth.
I've Never Been to Paris, but I've been to Saint Petersburg
Hello lovelies! I hope you are well and doing your best as always! Welcome to my 100th story on Vocal. Yes, you read that title correctly. I've never been to Paris, but I've been to Saint Petersburg. I know, how can I, a Brit, have visited Russia, but not our neighbouring country, France? Well, keep on reading...
Re-Writing is the BEST Writing
Hello lovelies. I hope you're well and doing your best as always! In this article I wanted to tackle to art of re-writing. As writers, we naturally re-read over our work to make sure it makes sense and flows together. After this, we instinctively begin revising our words to make it sound 'better', or more 'poetic'. Congratulations, you have one or two lovely sentences, but how does one write a short story or embark on writing a book?
The History of Banshees
Hello lovelies, I hope you’re well and doing your best as always. I love mythology and I wanted to talk about an old legend that has been scarying people for centuries. So, grab yourself some snacks and maybe a cuppa and let me tell you the history behind the terrifying Banshee.
Why I Love Books
"Books are the best weapons in the world..." especially if you are travelling through time and you end up stuck in a library with your companion, Queen Victoria and some other gezza fleeing a werewolf [which is for some strange reason allergic to mistletoe] - oh and there's a bunch of bold monks waiting outside with guns.
The Tragic Tale of the Nine Days Queen
Hello, lovelies! I hope we are all well and doing our best as always. Huzzah, huzzah, huzzah, we finally, we now have the History Community on Vocal, and I cannot be any happier! History is a subject I have always enjoyed. What interests me most about history is how some figures, events and eras become falsely romanticised and condensed into fiction tales that hide the real truth, or forget it entirely.
- Top Story - June 2023
Finding Your Writer's Voice Top Story - June 2023
Hello lovelies, misfits, weirdos and fellow outcasts. I hope you are well and doing your best as always. I am not a big fan of AI being used for writing other than an editing tool. The one thing about AI writing I dislike is how monotonal the voice is. It is all the same voice, just clones upon clones; collective voices taken from other people's work. The voice lacks creative flare, and the pain and suffering that is the human existence.