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Tips And Guides
How to Respond to Comments on Vocal
In this how-to article, I am going to teach you my tried and true method for responding to comments here on Vocal. You can use this on your own Vocal stories and maybe even in your responses to comments on other stories. Rest assured, it is quite easy although it can feel a tiny bit intimidating at first! Just hang in there and do your best.
Start Strong: Vocal's Guide to Mastering Chapter One
Thinking of entering the Next Great [American] Novel Challenge but unsure where to start? The blank canvas of a first chapter can be daunting. Dive in too quickly, and you might drown in a sea of unnecessary information. Tread too lightly, and you might not hook your reader’s attention. So, how do you strike that perfect balance? Let’s break it down.
A Transparent Look into How Vocal Curates Top Stories
Thousands of stories are submitted to Vocal daily. This continuous flow of creativity is truly inspiring. As we navigate through millions of words everyday, our primary mission is to elevate and champion great storytelling.
Nominating a Writer for the 2023 Vocal Writing Awards: A Step-by-Step Guide
The 2023 Vocal Writing Awards is not just a competition—it's a celebration of creativity, a platform for voices, and an opportunity to introduce more writers to our vibrant community.
How to Navigate Your Vocal Dropdown Menu
Let's Get Started! Have you found the dropdown menu yet? There are many tools hidden here that can help you make the most of your Vocal experience!
Welcome to the World of Discord: A Guide for Vocal Creators
In last week's update, we shared some exciting news about the newest addition to the Vocal community - the Official Vocal Creators Discord server! We were thrilled by your positive responses and eagerness to jump in. It’s clear to us that our creators are as enthusiastic as we are about the potential of this platform for growing our vibrant community.
Polish Your Prose: Vocal's Writing Tips Crib Sheet
At Vocal, we’re keen to help you succeed in your work—not just in Challenges, but throughout all of your writing across the site. To that end, we’ve put together a few notes on the fundamentals of punctuation, dialogue, and grammar. Really, it’s about getting a handle on those fiddly bits of language and mysterious laws of prose (and, let’s face it, we could all use the occasional reminder). Of course, the rules of grammar are only a beginning, and most of all we want you to develop your own unique and exciting voice; but if you’re ever in doubt about errant commas or pesky apostrophes, we hope it can be of help. Happy writing!
Mastering TikTok for Writers in 2023: The Definitive Guide to Boosting Your Audience and Influence
In case you have been living under a rock, TikTok is a wildly popular short-form video-sharing app that has taken the world by storm, attracting millions of users globally and revolutionizing the way we create, share, and consume content on social media.
Leveraging Social Media to Connect with Fellow Writers
Over the last ten years, social media has revolutionized the way writers connect, collaborate, and share their work. Online writing communities, like Vocal, have emerged as powerful networks for fostering connections with fellow writers, offering invaluable support, feedback, and inspiration.
100 Genre-Specific Writing Prompts: From Mystery to Sci-Fi and Everything in Between
Writing prompts are a great tool to help writers overcome writer's block and jumpstart their creativity. However, sometimes writers need prompts that are specific to their chosen genre in order to fully immerse themselves in their writing. That's where genre-specific writing prompts come in.
400 Creative Writing Prompts to Spark Your Imagination on Vocal
Looking for some inspiration to breakthrough writer's block? Sometimes all it takes is a creative writing prompt to get your imagination flowing. Whether you write fiction, poetry, or anything in between, the following prompts are sure to help you kickstart your creativity on Vocal.
150 Poetry Prompts to Unleash Your Inner Bard
If you're looking to unleash your inner bard and delve into the world of poetry, then look no further than these poetry prompts. Whether you're a seasoned poet or just starting out, these prompts will help inspire you to create beautiful and thought-provoking poems.