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Why I'm Never Working a 9-5 Job Again
I go through a cycle almost every year. I get a job that seems great, good potential for advancement, swell benefits, and whatever else people tell you to care about. I fit myself into the mold and abide by the rules. Yet eventually, I can't help but realize how much time I'm spending at work. Someone else dictates what I do with my day. I lose my night to exhaustion.
What Medium Doesn't Want You To Know
The other day I wrote about why I left Medium and started writing on Vocal. I should add that I also canceled my Medium membership, which means that many publications are now refusing to post my articles.
14 Confidence-boosting Tips for Interview Success
A job interview is a gateway to a better career and a better life. Hence, it is vital to prepare for it in the best way, leaving no stones unturned. Employers and probable business partners are not looking for meticulous robots. Businesses need people who do better than follow instructions; leaders who can make decisions in their capacity to benefit the company in the long run. More often than not, an interview's success depends less on the technical skills and competencies and leans much more than you think on the attitude, and personality one exudes
Cracking the Code of Vocal Top Stories
I’ve been on Vocal for about a month. Actually today on the 28th January as I'm writing this is the one month anniversary of the publication of my first post on Vocal. In that time, four of my stories have been featured as staff picks (with the redesign, this is now called Top Stories) which is just mindblowing and amazing to me.
Everything I Learned From Editing 2 Million Words in 18 Weeks
The seasoned writer doesn't randomly edit; he stays true to his overarching story showing no mercy to each layer of freshly sowed words. Only then he ascends to greatness.
The Stranger Who Saved My Family That Day
It was a dog-eat-dog world and I was painfully aware of it as I chugged into the final round of the interview. Just 3 hours ago, in that same interview room over 100 people were jousting, over performing, and fighting tooth and nail for that one vacant programmer position. There were young boys and girls with dreams in their eyes, fires burning high in their bellies, and a ‘go-getter’ attitude fuelled by youth to succeed at any cost. Nobody was speaking to each other. Everybody was competing. Period.
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.