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Designated Area for Creative Writing and Hubber Fiction/Poetry

  1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
    Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago

    Whether you think that HubPages is- or is not- an appropriate venue for creative writing, it may be beneficial to designate a specific area for it, complete with all of the subheadings found within the non-fiction categories {For example, a hubber who wanted to write a short story about a college baseball team would categorize it as: Creative Writing--> Short Stories--> Sports--> Baseball}.  Additionally, creative writing could be exempt from the assessment process, and independent of Hubber Scores, as this kind of work would benefit from a separate- and more suitable- evaluation process.

    Separating creative writing on HubPages from informative hubs seems like one logical way to reduce frustration from: Non-member netizens searching for one or the other; Or, hubbers who publish creative writing works and see their stats negatively affected, as the evaluation process on HubPages is not geared towards user fiction/poetry.

    Community awards, as well as genre specific "Hubbies," "Hub of the Day," or "Editor's Choice" accolades could also be implemented with a "Creative Writing" designation.

    1. 2uesday profile image90
      2uesdayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Is this link any use  to you

      http://hubpages.com/topics/books-litera … riting/631

      I find the sections like that more difficult to find than I use to so it took me a while to get to the link.
      It is a bit like a library where the books you want are hidden behind several doors.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this


      We discussed this in our community meeting and have decided not to create a separate section for poetry and creative writing content at this point.
      We may, however, consider it for a future feature.

      1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
        Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, ok-  thanks for responding, Matthew.

  2. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
    Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago

    Yes, but they are so nicely organized doors.  However, in HubPages: Books, Literature, and Writing--> Commercial and Creative Writing--> Creative Writing is a catch-all, that is not fully distinguished from the how-to's and other informative articles that comprises the site's core focus.  Also, the categories aren't fully fleshed out. 

    It seems much easier to navigate to a branch of the site that is differentiated from the others, that is topically organized, and that is not combined with creative writing and "writing" about creative writing.