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What Kind of Writer Do You Want to Be?
Confession time: I’m a hack writer. An online content hack writer, specifically. It’s not the only writing I do, but it’s usually what pays the majority of the bills. I used to be a little ashamed of it, but these days I’m feeling defiantly proud.
How Much Can You Earn As A Freelancer?
I know many freelancers and although this does not mean it is a rule, they are all annoyed when they hear these questions:
Am I my job? Are you? Oh hell no.
Today, I was thinking about my job. And then I was thinking about my worth. And then, I was thinking about how the correlation I made between my job and my worth made absolutely no sense.
What happens when a girl who knows nothing about cars tries to sell one?
I woke up Friday morning, two snoozes past my actual alarm, oh how I terribly didn't want to go to work. I just had this feeling that it wasn't going to be a good day. Besides, I hadn't even attempted to look at the briefing that was sent prior. It was a 20-minute video and pages and pages of documents about the new Kia Carnival GUV car that was going to be positioned in the middle of Chermside Shopping Centre, yay.
30 Days, 30 Articles: What I Learned After Publishing Daily for a Month Straight
"What are you doing?" "I'm writing." "Every day for a month?" "Yup. 30 days, 30 posts." That's the mini conversation I had with myself when I started this 30-day writing challenge.
I’m My Worst Critic
Footnotes and Journalling An avid writer than when rejected, only asked to be edited to to add more words. The delete button couldn’t be clicked fast enough. If I get an uneasy feeling after writing a story, it doesn’t get submitted.
I Took a Break From Writing to Fall in Love Again
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Ever been away from a lover and felt the ache in your heart? It's a physical sensation, a palpable pull in the core of your being. I used to get that feeling about writing. I couldn’t wait to get my stories out.
The 4 Thoughts That Help Me To Keep Publishing Articles (and That Might Help You, too)
You -and I- may wish that someday our work will have proper recognition and exposure, yet, we all know we write for a specific reason in the first place.
#Instagood: How to Use Instagram Hashtags for Digital Marketing in 2021
If you're like me, you started off using the Instgram hashtag "tbt" to note that a picture was for Throwback Thursday, even though it was clearly Thursday and your picture was clearly a throwback. Thankfully, we now know much more about the important role that hashtags play in the digital world.
Why ‘Write Drunk: Edit Sober’ is Terrible Advice
I’ve been putting off the first draft of my (undoubtedly wonderful, unquestionably award-winning) debut novel for months. It’s been researched, and mapped out to the nth degree. Trust me — less organizational effort has gone into Antarctic expeditions. Well, maybe not Shackleton’s — that one could have done with a smidge more planning.
My Advice After 500 Vocal Stories
This has been four years in the making. When I first joined Vocal in 2017, I didn’t really have an idea how many posts I would make. I wasn’t even sure if I was going to stay on Vocal. I kept having my stories rejected for ‘low quality’ pictures that weren’t the right size, broken links, under 600 words, spelling and grammar and their personal favourite; vocal does not accept religious content. The only work I’ve not been able to publish was a poem was was an open letter to God. Just the mere fact that I’ve mentioned those words is enough to my work to be rejected. I’ve seen it happen to others and it happened to me lots of times. Other than that, I’ve had no problems uploading my writing on Vocal.
11 Platforms Where You Can Share Your Vocal Stories
As I am now getting over 2K reads a day, this is high time to write a detailed guide for some bloggers. I run a Facebook group with the name of "Vocal Media creators hub" there are a lot of submissions from writers who don't get enough reads on their Vocal stories. There are two ways to get more reads; Through targeting search engines and the second way is to do little hard work and share your stories on other platforms. One of the good things about Vocal is that you could share your stories on other social media and writing platforms and can get reads.