Have a dream ? Write for Hubpages it can become a reality
Have a dream? It can become reality when you write for hub pages.
Since the age of seven being creative has been a gift. Writing little whimsical stories or jotting down words of poetry on a summer day has been a part of my life, since I was young. Attending college to become a nurse was priority; but secondary was taking the time to write. Deciding to take my work online four and a half years ago was frightening! Believing that only professional journalist wrote for a living, I decided to hone in on my writing skills.
When joining Hub pages it was not about making money; but about honing in on what I already had and writing from the heart. I found writing reviews about products not only to be mundane; but also time consuming. Realizing I had to find my own niche' , the focus was on what came from my heart.
What has been gained from Hub pages?
Overcoming negativity, bullying and even harassment from a handful of peers on Hub pages, has not placed a damper on my goals. Writing about " Close Encounters of a Heavenly Kind", I was sent an e-mail from Josie Varga who explained that she read my story on Hub pages and would like to know if she could include it in her up and coming book. Elated, I signed the agreement and my story will be in her book that will soon be released.
Holson productions is creating a new play about what our mother's mean to us and asked if they could use my article, " A love letter to my mother" in their play. I would receive credits for my story. Again I signed the contract and have given them permission to use the article.
The poem " Freedom" had been published on Hub pages for over a year and although it did not see an abundance of traffic; but now it is being placed into the prestigious book in the Library of Congress called "Stars in our Hearts." ISBN 978-1-60880-123-7. My poem has made history in our Country. All because the World Poetry Movement came across that poem on Hubpages.
An editor from the Examiner ran across my work and asked if I would like to submit an application to write for them. Knowing I had been turned down before, I gave it a shot. Low and behold I an now a Christianity and Spirituality writer for the Examiner. If you believe in yourself you should also apply to become all that you can be as a writer.
Across the web I have written for a client on lingerie and perfume. The long-term writing job has came from Hub pages. Not only have we built a business relationship across the waters; but we have also built a friendship. He has given me so many opportunities and for that I am sincerely grateful.
If you have read the hub about Megan Thomas who was murdered by Jacob Herbert, I am writing a book about her and what happened. I am committed to her family about letting people know about drunk driving. Their contact with me was all due to Hub pages and my article written about drunk driving.
Did I apply for Apprentice?
Yes, I applied for apprenticeship on Hub pages and was not accepted when I first applied. Hub pages gives us so many tools and being defiant I did not take the time to use all of them. Does being denied mean you are a poor writer? Absolutely not. It means that you need to work a little harder at achieving that goal. My goal is to apply again after I am through the grace period.
What can you gain from hub pages?
Hub pages is a place for opportunity. If someone points out grammatical errors, pix-elated images or misspellings, thank them. There are many professional writers' who are only critiquing your work because they know your ability as an individual writer. If you receive an e-mail and a person asks permission to use your work, read the agreement, ask questions an if both parties agree sign the agreement. Job opportunities come and instead of believing all of them are not serious, take the time to review what is sent and ask questions.
When others directly bully or attack your work, ignore it! "There issues are their own shortcomings". Spread your wings so you can build an online resume'; but never completely leave the place that you began.
Look at your online status as a work resume', the longer you remain the more committed and stable you will appear. If you bounce continually from place to place it reflects instability. Attacking others on the forums also reflects un professionalism as a writer. Would you hire someone within your company who handled themselves immaturely?
If someone harms you online be professional and if it really gets upsets you, report the problem. Hub pages looks out for their writers'; but they can't handle it without you.
Lastly. Acclimate to change, use all the tools, continue to hone in on your skills opportunity will knock at your door when you least expect it. "Believe in yourself and follow your dreams!"
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