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M. T. Dremer says
M. T. Dremer, a rather bleak response from you but I feel you may be right. But what is the point in keeping HubPages alive and functioning when one has joined to share and to show off one’s writing- whether good or bad. They may make their money f
It is kind of bleak, but business usually is (try publishing a book through the traditional market and you'll lose a lot of optimism). We can still showcase and link to fiction on HP, we just can't expect it to be featured or make any money.
By "publishing a book through the traditional market" I assume you mean those paper and board things?
I suppose Kindle doesn't count, because that's self publishing. Did I hear "Vanity Press"?
I meant the old school query letter > agent > publishing company method. It's all about marketability and what is hot, not whether or not the book is good.
M.T.Dremer, i would love to find a literary agent, but where and how? It's a minefield. A friend is a highly respected writer of Women's Issues and Islamic Issues but as I only write pretentious stuff (Yeah right!) I can't even ask to share hers.
If you're interested in finding a literary agent, I wrote a hub about it. I included links to all the agencies I tried. It's mostly for genre fiction, but it might help you out. The 2014 Guide to Literary Agents is also a great resource.
Thank you, M. T. Your advice has been really useful, I just went and looked at your hub.
I don't think I'm man enough. Good enough for some hard bloke like George Sand, but wow, what a lot of work!
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Carolee Samuda says
Well, that's me roundly and soundly told off.
Perhaps I should slink off and find somewhere else, or perhaps toe the line and lick a few arses.
Regardless, Cardisa, I thank you for your comment, but feel that I have misunderstood the whole concept. .
If you read the "about us" tab at the bottom of any HP page, you will see that HP states it is exactly a "sharing and exposure of writing, written creatively . . .etc." though they don't use those exact words - you should check it out.
Svetlana, once again you amaze me and entertain me in a way no other person has ever done. Your slant in life is so clever and so off the wall, but never do you come over as being bitter, Just brilliantly entertaining and cleverly deep all at once.
Thanks, Ian. I am not going to place any more comments because if there are too many, HP will close the question as the one being not a question but a forum. The best thing to do? Laugh it off.
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As always, Svetlana - you are witty, concise (in your own inimitable way) and a genuine pleasure to read and to know! I love and miss you!
Thank you, Nellieanna! I miss you, too. Your "deep well of knowledge". This response is a long version of "All Writing is Creative". Creative non-fiction is what we know as history. A great writer always has a strong and unique voice.
Yes, I agree! As subjective entities, all our human observations & responses are 'creative', for sure; - which naturally involves 'fictitious' as compared with objective facts which are outside our subjective realms! ;-)
I hope you do write because it is a pleasure to read your ramblings (and I mean that in a nice way) . . .
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Donald Beres Jr says
sinbadsailorman, thank you for your wonderfully insane and descriptive comment.
You are so right. In my foolish way, I thought that HubPages was a literary site created for writers, poets and those of an artistic bent, but maybe I was wrong. The
Twilight Lawns says
Hub Pages believes they have to do what they do to stay in good graces with Google (after the Panda release – the Hub platform was severally penalized by that release). Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet so Hubbers often suffer the consequences.
Couldn’t you have tried a little harder to be offensive, PoeticFailosophy? I am not one of those persons who just like to find things to be upset about; I just feel that greed & lack of respect for attempts at creativity to be somewhat pitiable
I believe they do want creative writing, the original question was about short pieces not getting featured (like poetry) but if you write a very long creative piece and add a few bells and whistles, it is certain to be featured . . .
I will try my best to be more offensive. You apparently signed up for this site with no idea of what its purpose actually is. Creativity is largely unwelcome here, and people with sense figured that out and left a long time ago. Start your own blog
PoeticFailosophy, may I ask, how old are you?
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