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Why to Join Vocal Facebook Groups, and Some Internet History
Once upon a very long time ago (over 20 years), there lived a website that paid writers a dime every time someone clicked on a link and read an article. This is a good deal, the writers thought. Maybe we could make a living with this new-fangled technology and stop having to pitch magazines and wait months by the mailbox for replies and rejections. And for a while, things went swimmingly. The writers wrote, the readers clicked, the website paid.
- Third Place in Black in Business Challenge
Blossoming In STEM... And Other Spaces
Yamila is a Dominican Republican who relocated to Canada to pursue her tertiary studies in Biology on a full scholarship. Suffice it to say, she has been making big waves ever since. Yamila Franco is a force to be reckoned with, and I don't mean that in a cliché way. I battled with writing this as I tried to decide how to do Yamila's story justice. I felt her list of accomplishments was too long to squeeze into just one article. Regardless, I chose not to pass up the opportunity to use a medium like this to share her achievements with the world. She is just that good.
Writers Should Be Using Vocal+
I very much doubt that I am the only writer this side of the universe or any other side for that matter that struggles to stay focused. A creative mind is a wonderful and beautiful thing but it has a tendency to buzz and run from one creative project to another. For the longest time I struggled to stay focused on any one writing project and even harder to stay motivated when I did. Writing like any other craft takes practise.
5 more outstanding Little Black Book Vocal Challenge stories that top my list!
Who will win the top prize in the most exciting Vocal Challenge yet? The Little Black Book Challenge sponsored by Moleskine is the most exciting yet! It has the largest amount of submissions (10,500+ at the time of writing this article!)
“When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser.” - Keith Richards
5 stories I think *could* be Little Black Book Challenge Winners!
Have you been reading through the entries to the Little Black Book Challenge, wondering who is going to win? For me, this is a bit of a challenge. I want to see if I can pick who might win the top places of the LBB Challenge. In my 9–5, I work in non-fiction editing ... so I would like to think I might be able to pick out some of the best submissions (but time will tell!).
Why marketers are losers in the world of competitions
Vocal founder Jeremy Frommer’s celebratory story about growing the creative community to more than 20,000 Vocal+ members made much of the Challenges that have helped motivate them to keep writing, as well as attracting sponsors to pick up the tab for ever-more-lucrative prizes.
Sooo...are you like, a Vocal junkie?
Confession time: I have not always been an active Vocal member. I joined in April 2019 and posted one poem, Find Them. I didn’t post anything again until February 2020. The daunting number of balls I juggled during that period could have been considered an admirable safety hazard violation worthy of Guinness World Records status.
4 Reasons to Enter Vocal's Writing Challenges
When Vocal introduced their challenges, I was really excited about them. In fact, forget was, I still am really excited about them.
How to Earn More Tips on Vocal.
There are ways to garner more reads and then there are ways to garner more tips. Both often overlap but there are quite a few unique differences and ways you can increase your tip earnings without even needing to get a massive boost to your reads. Wanna now how? Wouldn't it be great if there was a neat little guide to help you.
Low Earnings? New Membership? Here's How I Surpassed the Required Withdrawal Limit on Vocal+ in Two Weeks!
Wow! Welcome everyone! Jeremy Frommer’s article Celebrating 20,000 Vocal+ Member Milestone comments on the influx of Vocal+ members that this platform has seen in the last few months! I must admit that I am one of you; recently joining and submitting my first story on February 15th, 2021. I am super excited that Vocal found me, and gave the writer in me a jumpstart!
5 Lessons From Writing a 5-Story Series on Vocal
I challenged myself to write five related but completely freestanding stories over the span of two weeks for Vocal's Little Black Book Challenge. I'm not going to lie, it was harder than I expected. It was also rewarding to send each the stories, one after another, to Vocal for consideration.