I have been a member of the ‘Elite Team’ (sic) for a few weeks now and I am very much surprised. Surprised that I have not yet found myself sailing through the air, assisted by the boots of the other ‘Elites’, my journey indicated by a dotted line and a few appropriate cartoon type stars and exclamation signs. How these clear and ruthless thinkers, these ‘Elites’, with their huge bulging foreheads – which are necessary to accommodate their massive brains - put up with me is a mystery to me.
They are too polite to imply that they have long ceased to be part of that selected small group for which the De Greeks have catered in literary fashion ever since our arrival at the haloed halls of HubPages and they are too cultured to suggest that the De Greeks might perhaps be a teensy weensy bit ivory-skulled. However, their manner is undeniably on the curt side at times and even a man with a less sensitive soul than the De Greeks possess might be somewhat troubled. To be fair though, they have dropped a few hints about the De Greek reluctance to demonstrate sufficient pleasure at the occasional chats with HubPages authority which become necessary because of my occasional lack of decorum. They have, for example, frowned at my discussing my wife’s ass on HubPages.
THE HUBPAGES TEAM with our Glorious Leader
Dignity has tried to resist the panic which is pounding at the door of my soul and shameful, morbid thoughts of suicide have been regular visitors of late. So, in order to calm myself and at the same time make a probably vain attempt to sooth a few Elite feathers and more importantly to avoid the boot, I shall now try to contribute to the high standards of the other ‘Elites’ work by giving advice to newcomers, since by definition HubNuggets are designed to accommodate and encourage neophytes. I ask them only to bear in mind that even though they might consider my approach to the subject to be a reckless and unconsidered one, and might disapprove of my methods, my intentions are pure and I am motivated only by my desire to educate and to kiss ass.
FOR THOSE WHO SIMPLY LIKE TO WRITE
If you are here because you either have a passion for writing or you simply want to improve your writing, then you have come to the right place. There are a number of authors on HubPages who are really made for much better things than just laying around here with the rest of us, but while they are still here we could all benefit by reading their stuff and trying to understand how they do it. Some of the ones I have come across and whom I seriously (and enviously) admire as writers are listed here:
First and foremost in my opinion is Feline Prophet. What a writer! She never fails to interest, whatever subject she decides to write on. If you want to learn to write, make sure that you read all of her hubs with religious care.
Pam is one of those naturally talented people who do not, I think, fully understand how gifted they truly are. Her writing is poetic and inspiring and I for one have learned from her.
I am fond of saying that plagiarizing tonymac04 should become permissible by an act of Parliament. He is that good, especially when he writes about the heroes of South Africa, who fought Apartheid with courage and consistency under very dangerous conditions.
What a talent this man has. Do yourself a favor and read every single one of his hubs, especially his humorous hubs and the ones about how to write a novels and/or short stories.
Though she has stopped writing of late, JamaGenee is one truly talented author.
****And if you are into poetry, then you are in luck.
To paraphrase the immortal Tennyson:
To doubt her fairness were to want an eye,
To doubt her pureness were to want a heart
To doubt her intelligence were to want a brain
For large her violet eyes looked, and her bloom
A rosy dawn kindled in stainless heavens,
And round her limbs, mature in womanhood;
And slender was her hand and small her shape;
In other words, simply a Goddess, both in appearance and in poetic talent.
One of Ken’s poems was so good that I thought he was quoting from some well known poet.
I have come to realize why Petra is an often published poet in Romania, after she overcame her language reservations and decided to write poetry in English. What a treat it is to read her poetry.
A versatile poet who often demostrates his immense talent with humorous material.
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO WRITE, BUT ARE NOT AVERSE TO MAKING A BUCK
FOR THOSE WHO WRITE FOR “CLICKS”
A lot of people are here with the primary purpose of making an extra income and do not very much care about literary achievements. Some talented people have taken the trouble to show them how to earn those extra dollars.
A very good story about making money on HubPages, was written by
And another by
Rebecca is a really talented person and you can benefit from her talent here:
If you are not impressed with any of the above, then all I can say is that you are pretty hard to please. But if you DO visit them, then please do let them know that they are mentioned here, as it may give them a small measure of satisfaction to know how much they are appreciated, at least by me.
The Voice of Sanity regarding human relationships MUST be that of DawnM at http://hubpages.com/profile/dawnM
The list here is not exhaustive by any means. There are many other talented writers here on HubPages from whom we could learn and whom we SHOULD encourage to continue to write. Please do not be economical with your praise if you come across a good author and if you do, please come back and tell us here so that we can all go and visit them.
Vote for Talented New Writers!
Finally, please do not be discouraged at the beginning. It will take some time to make solid friendships with people who have the same interest as you do.
And you can start searching for future new friends by visiting this week’s candidates for the HubNuggets competition and voting for your favorite one.
DO MAKE SURE YOU VOTE THEM UP AND PRESS ALL THE GOOD BUTTONS!
The Games, Toys, and Hobbies Nominees
- Does it work? Tales of the Ouija Board
The Ouija Board is an interesting object. Many a person has found themselves infatuated with this Parker Brothers talking board. While it has been regarded as a harmless parlor toy, others have talked about...
- Sevens! A fun family card game.
Picture: © Duccio | Dreamstime.com Sevens also called Knock! Knock! is a fun, family card game. I first learnt to play the game as a young child when my father grew tired of playing back to back games of...
- The 5 Best Electric Go Kart Toys for Kids
It's no surprise that most of the top electric go kart toys are from Razor. This company gets things right. They deliver reliable vehicles of all kinds for kids. They offer great styling and kids love love Razor...
- Teacup Piggies Toy Are New Tea cup Pig Toys
New Teacup Piggies as a substitute for the much loved yet contraversial Teacup Pigs. There are a total of 15 new Teacup toys to collect.
- Creating your own Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game Scenarios
A murder mystery dinner party game is an interactive live action role-playing game where your guests take on the roles of suspects or sleuth’s and attempt to solve a murder. The host decorates their...
Which one of this week's Games, Toys, and Hobbies nominees is your favorite?
- 40% Does it work? Tales of the Ouija Board
- 9% Sevens! A fun family card game.
- 9% The 5 Best Electric Go Kart Toys for Kids
- 16% Vintage American Postcards
- 19% Teacup Piggies Toy Are New Tea cup Pig Toys
- 9% Creating your own Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game Scenarios
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Entertainment and Media Nominees
- Mommy, Why is Superman in His Underwear?
After sitting silently for 5 minutes (a new record) my daughter turned to me and said, “I’ve figured it out.” Figured what out? The meaning of life? Why coffee grounds smell good, but taste gross? Why...
- Violin Lessons Make Good Sense
Despite what you may have heard, the violin has not gone out of style. There will always be a need for the concert violinist and professional movie studios use their music as background scores all of the time....
- The Many Faces of Vinent Price
Vincent Price has done many appearances over time, and while he usually is known for his trademark thin mustache, he has had a variety of styles over time, no matter how macabre. There have been movies where I...
- What is irish dance?
Irish Dance Irish dance is an enjoyable, energetic and expensive passtime. It is quite complicated both to dance and to understand, as the steps are intricate and the way you compete in competitions changes...
- Be Your Own Dentist: Self-Dentistry For Dummies
Looking for a quick way to stop that aching pain from your wisdom teeth? Need a cavity filling re-done but can't afford to see a professional? Well you're in look, I've recently authored a new book called...
- Top 12 Inspirational Films of COMEDY & DRAMA
SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET Starring Brad Pitt: It is a autobiography travel book turned to film originally written by Austrian mountaineer and former Nazi SS Officer Heinrich Harrer. Based on his real life...
Which one of this week's Entertainment and Media nominees is your favorite?
- 35% Mommy, Why is Superman in His Underwear?
- 4% Violin Lessons Make Good Sense
- 6% The Many Faces of Vinent Price
- 7% What is irish dance?
- 7% Be Your Own Dentist: Self-Dentistry For Dummies
- 41% Top 12 Inspirational Films of COMEDY & DRAMA
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Business and Employment Nominees
- How to appear busy at work when you’re not
Perhaps your work comes in fits and starts, or your manager is terrible at delegation or maybe there is just generally less work to do than people to do it. So how do you avoid the razor gangs come budget-cut time and still maintain your sanity at wo
- Time Management: How to Manage Your Workflow Effectively
One of the most challenging aspects of the workplace is ensuring that your time management skills don't get sidelined by ineffective workflow management. Additionally, you struggle to mesh your personal workflow habits with that of those around you.
- Double Irish - Siphoning Corporate Taxes Away from the USA
America - the land of the free. America - the land of opportunity. For decades America has stood apart - a champion for the small business owner and the haven for the innovative entrepreneur. All that will...
- How To Have Power In Your Communication
“ You can’t not communicate. Everything you say or do or don’t say and don’t do sends a message to others.” John Woods Communication skills means power for you ...
- How to find happiness in a miserable job
You sat through a nerve racking job interview. Everyone seemed friendly and full of smiles; the job sounded like it was going to offer you some new and exciting challenges. You left the interview really...
Which one of this week's Business and Employment nominees is your favorite?
- 27% How to appear busy at work when you’re not
- 27% Time Management: How to Manage Your Workflow Effectively
- 10% America's Newest Sweatshops? Crowdsourcing
- 14% Double Irish - Siphoning Corporate Taxes Away from the USA
- 6% How To Have Power In Your Communication
- 16% How to find happiness in a miserable job
This poll is now closed to voting.