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How Vocal made me open up my writing
Okay, I just wanted to start out and thank the community of Vocal—-you guys are great. From the writers, the different and diverse communities, the editors, and the staff—thank you.
Vocal Writing 101: How to Write Better Stories
So, you want to be a better writer? Dude, you and me both. My experience as a writer started as guesswork. I began writing scientific papers for college assignments. Later, I got a job writing curriculum and found that a few of those guesses were sticking. Last December, I was pulled into my company's marketing team to write blog content. It was a comfortable switch; I received prompts and put pen to paper.
4 Ways To Infuse Humour Into Your Vocal Stories
I have exactly one thing going for me in my writing career. Is it my abysmal spelling aptitude? Or the fact that when my Grammarly app shits the bed, I have a mental breakdown because my readers will find out that I don’t know the difference between then and than (joke!)?
5 Ways Vocal Is Making Me a Better Writer
You could argue that the biggest draw of Vocal is their monthly and weekly Challenges, which lures writers to join the platform with significant cash prizes for the top entries.
The Experience Will Look Good On Your Resume
We live in a world controlled by status, money, prestige and fancy titles. We’ve learned to respect someone with the title of Chief anything, to be in awe of the bank account more than the hard work or passion, the fancy cars and big houses leave us drooling and wanting more than what we already have.
How VOCAL Turned Me into a Gambler
From a sane, mature, mother of five to an obsessive maniac walking around mumbling to myself and imagining the winning story for the next challenge.
Could your next best hire be... a dog?
To whom it may concern, Despite the banality of the greeting, the image of the friendly-faced candidate urges you to read on.
I Bought Online Hobbies and They Paid for Themselves
The start of the pandemic gave birth to my new hobby - blogging. I’ve always wanted to express my thoughts online, but I didn’t know where to start. For a tech-challenged mom like me who only knows how to use basic Microsoft Word and Google search, starting a website is too much to handle. But my determination to blog grew stronger.
Vocal: The Rookies Guide to Writing
I am officially a month into my Vocal membership, and with 25 stories posted, I have no intentions of leaving the platform anytime soon. I have written more in the last month, than I had my entire high school career, and I've enjoyed every minute of it. As a fan of instant gratification, Vocal’s ‘one cent per two views system’ keeps me motivated much in the same way running while looking at donuts would. After being on the platform for a month, I have learned a fair amount about the company and would like to share it with you now.
Books on Writing by Writers
There is no shortage of books on writing out there, just as there is no shortage of aspiring writers. Most of these books are written by people you’ve never heard of, which isn’t bad in itself - great players don’t always make great coaches, after all - but there is something reassuring in the advice you get from someone who’s actually successful in the area they presume to give advice about. What follows is a list of six books by well-known authors that can help you on your literary journey.
4 Unconventional Things Nobody Tells You to Do at Work
When you are young, the first job seems like a blessing. You diligently do what others say, sacrifice your time and energy to complete tasks, go above and beyond to prove you are worth your role.
How To Make Money On Vocal: Five Vocal Stories On How To Make A Profit
Vocal is an all-in-one platform where you can share your stories, build an audience, and earn money. This quote was taken directly from Vocal's website and it is uninhibitedly true. The only thing is how do you go about building that audience and earning money? Although receiving a cent per view is fantastic, it sure does take a long time before those pennies turns into real money.