What Writers Want

The proof of writing is in the deliberative reading.

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Why Writers Write

I know I am a Writer.

I know it in my bones.

And, like a music writer,

I specialize in tones.

My careful words and phrases.

come rushing to the fore.

I write in hurried phases,

as those others jot a score.

I have the proof to show it,

those reams of published works.

Many the times "I sold it!"

Though rejected by some jerks!


The reasons to read and write:

I have opened doors you have not opened.

I can help you to open them.

You have crossed some bridges I have not crossed.

You can help me to see my way across.


Joining a group of professional writers and photographers on HubPages.com has been an enduring delight, and after 55,000+ "Views" of my published pieces, and more especially after 8.000+ "Comments" from those fellow professionals, I can state with conviction that I love HubPages.

That the supporting system for HubPages is still ironing out some kinks and wrinkles is to be expected while this relatively new group and its modest staff cope with incoming and exiting members and the ballooning technology available to better serve group members.

As a writer/photographer and not a staff member, I am generally unaware of what challenges the support staff cope with day after day. But I know that when I have had need for their assistance it has been provided quickly and professionally.

That's what writers want, that and a convenient platform for getting the words out once they have been written.

Freedom of speech would be nothing without the protections and convenience of enhanced self-expression. HubPages.com literally allows my words and writing efforts to be available to the world as we know it.

By making my words and photos available, I have been empowered to become what I am capable of becoming, and with help along the way from talented friends and associates I am so thankful.

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My latest published book of poetry....

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© 2016 Demas W. Jasper

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RJ Schwartz 9 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

I agree completely. I've been writing my entire life but never shared anything I'd written except for a select few. Once I joined HP, I found myself enjoying the comments on my work, reading others works, and being part of a community with like minded goals. I've been fortunate to have several articles published in magazines last year and now Im confidently putting my poetry into a book. Thanks for taking time to open this great topic.


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Perspycacious 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Wishing you all the best on your collection and publication. Based on my experience, the editing is the hardest part. For example: I listed in the index a poem that wasn't in the book, and hadn't even been written! It doesn't get much worse than that, but if no one comments about its absence, how am I supposed to take that? A good editor is expensive, but many say "worth their weight in gold." I will be editing it again when I finish some other projects, and then (finally) it will be an ebook.


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MsDora 9 months ago from The Caribbean

Congratulations on your book! Thoughtful of you to recognize the support of HubPages! Best to you going forward!


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Jodah 9 months ago from Queensland Australia

I agree totally Demas, without HubPages I would only be writing the odd poem on special occasions for my wife. No one else would have seen my work. For that I will always be grateful to HubPages and despite the constant moaning and complaining in the forums I am sure the staff are doing their best for the writers and the site as a whole. I also agree that editing a book (and formatting) is the hard part. You have done well to have published a few.


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Frank Atanacio 9 months ago from Shelton

I agree with Jodah and you Demas..LOL @ Jodah;s sharing the odd poem on a special occasion for his wife.. There would have been other strong outlets.. what with today's technology.. so many closet writers now have opened the door to stepped on their stage.. great hub my friend


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Perspycacious 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Thanks Dora, John, and Frank. Technology is serving freedom of speech! Three cheers for all the big and little players that have made and kept that possible. Now use the freedom gained to speak out for equality, justice, and the common man, woman, and child.


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Perspycacious 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Thanks Dora, John, and Frank. Technology is serving freedom of speech! Three cheers for all the big and little players that have made and kept that possible. Now use the freedom gained to speak out for equality, justice, and the common man, woman, and child.

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