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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.
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.
My Strategic Flow of Reposting Content on 4 Different Levels
It's been 8 months since I have started writing. Till now, I have written over 150 unique articles on 7 different blogging platforms. And I didn't learn the power of reposting until one or two weeks ago.
I Reached My SECOND $20 Vocal+ Payout!
Well folks, your girl did it again. On January 9th, I was able to reach my second Vocal+ payout of $20. ($21.13, to be exact.) Yes, I know some creators on this website have literally withdrawn hundreds of dollars from reads. But hey...baby steps. There was a time when I thought it impossible to withdraw the first $20. I had no idea I'd be doing it twice in my blogging career. I'M RICH!