Good Deeds? Don’t Look Far. It’s Vocal
Dear Vocal, I simply wanted to say "Thank You!" The universe led me to your site, you accepted me and made me freely write my thoughts. Your moderators swiftly check my work, and my stories are live online even before 24 hours.
Why I Left Medium And Moved To Vocal
Five months ago, I started writing on Medium. I had the idea to share thoughts and experiences, and I was even more excited to know that Medium was willing to reward the effort with its Partnership program.
How to Write a Query Letter
Hello to whoever is reading this! First of all I hope that you have enjoyed the holidays however which way you spent it during this crazy time! Also, Happy New Year and here's to the first post of 2021! If you're reading this, it's probably because you were like me when I first started querying, went on google and searched "How to Write a Query Letter." Or, if you're really like me you initially searched, "How the #### do I write a query letter?!"
7 Things You Find in Vocal That You Won't Find Anywhere Else
I'm a newbie writer. Sure in the past I've written some short stories and kept them to myself. Initially, it changed from personal files on my hard disk to Blogger.com, where I kept my writings in private mode since I'm not the kind of person who shares my thoughts in public. Last year, I joined Medium during the lockdown, but my writing there was short-lived because it was not clear to me, the list of features that Medium supports, especially as an Indian writer (Medium Partner Program made too many changes for writers from India, Brazil, etc.). So, I was mostly writing on Medium to keep up with my passion for writing and not for audience or rewards.
Isaac Asimov's Secrets to be a Good Writer
In February 2018, when Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket left Earth, it was carrying an unlikely payload. A cherry-red Tesla Roadster and a mannequin dressed in a spacesuit occupied the driver’s seat.
Improve Your Writing Through Art and Observation
What a writer can learn from art Writing is one of the activities of a ‘creative’ mind. So it stands to reason that one who writes also does other things that fall into the ‘creative’ realm. In fact, the writers I know have many diverse interests.
I Started an Instagram Blog During Quarantine - Here's How It's Going
Instagram. Love it or hate it, it’s one of the fastest growing social media platforms and most popular amongst Millennials and Gen Z’ers. Add to that the fact that the world has been plunged into a new status quo that involves more time at home on the couch, Instagram is the place to be for anyone looking to put themselves out there in the social media landscape.
What I Wish I Knew About Writing When I Started
I’ve been writing a novel for over a year now. I know, I know. That’s way too slow. In my defense, it’s my first novel. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot on the way. I went from floundering to having a clear path to the finish line in less than a month and I’m a week away from finishing my first draft. Here’s a few things I wish I’d known when I began writing.
Ideas For Your First Online Store
After the COVID-19 outbreak, we saw how people earned from home by Freelancing or by selling things online. This is not just a trend because this is the future and is continuously growing and this is a good time to step into this industry and sell online on different platforms like Amazon, eBay, Shopify, etc. But the product you find must be unique and you can do some giveaways to top the list of that specific category. You can also give the option of custom boxes to your buyers.
Ways to Deal with Stress in the Workplace
It is very easy to lose our temper when something becomes stressful in our environment. Anyone who tells you that they have never been stressed in life is lying. Stress is a natural emotion in modern day life. In a society where money rules all, how can stress be avoided?!
My Secret Visualisation Technique to Dramatically Improve Your Stories
Do you feel like you’re lost at sea when it comes to telling your stories? You want to write a novel, short story, or screenplay, but keep drowning in the details. You know what it takes to write a decent story, and you’re in love with the story that you want to tell, but you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. You’re willing to write your ass off, and have written successfully in the past, but you choke at the sight of the blank page.
Dark Arts for a Dark Cause
Eyes on the red light, I sat dazed in my car staring as if it was the only thing I could see. My dramatic mirrored sunglasses shielded me from the beaming rays of the sun and protected me from the surrounding mundane while I surrendered to the moment of just another day. I enjoyed my day dream until it was broken by the loud screeching sounds of a bus pulling up beside me. I glanced to my right to see a huge blue banner across the side of it. "Don't Believe the Promises. Don't Believe the Lies. Don't Buy It" it said. It was referring to human trafficking. It pushed my pattern of thought into a new direction. Is that how it happens? Through manipulation? My face squinted the way it does when a micro-dart of realization hits you. I had always had one picture stored in my head when it came to human trafficking and I swear it’s a freeze frame from the movie "Taken." It was simply just something I never gave a lot of thought to. The light turned green and I pushed the petal to drive. Just a passing thought, or so I believed. As time went on it would be become clear that sliding moment was more than just that. It was a newly planted seed.
My Dream My Brand
The first thing I did when I woke up was reach over and grab my little black book. I turned to the first page with my logo, tagline, and mission statement, and smiled as my mind drifted to me running my own company.
The Story of Belle Reeve Book Company
Sierra Kondos leaned into the mirror and blew a red kiss at her reflection for good luck before she wiped her Fenty-red lip off and replaced half her face with a mask. She tucked the straps behind her ears before adding her specs to weigh down her ears as well. She hid the growing pain under her carefully dark-brown curled-hair and gave herself one last long-look in the mirror, her dark eyes scanning over her denim long-sleeve, Levis and Red cowboy boots, before heading back into her room to gather her weapons. She had to wear something red. It was her power color and she needed to feel confident and powerful for what she was about to do.
Best Social Media Practices to Boost Your Personal Brand
Nearly half of the world is on social media, according to the Digital 2020 July Global Snapshot. There’s simply no question that today, to build a personal brand, there's nothing else that compares to the power of social media. The potential audience, exposure, and ease of use it offers makes it one of the best methods for anyone to boost and grow their personal brand. Everyone who is pursuing a way this should use it, and the reasons why are listed below.
Hiring for hospitality's Great Reopening.
In my last post, I spoke in part about how hospitality workers might, off the back of Covid, be deciding to leave the industry. It seems only logical – and not too early, despite what some think – to prepare for a scaling up of workforce as we keep everything crossed for a gradual relaxation of restrictions in the spring or early summer.
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