I think a good start would be the NYTimes bestseller's list. if you go into any library or book store, look at what people are checking out. people read fiction to escape, I don't see that every dying.
there's a huge market for fiction if you know how to write well and have a good publisher.
Give it some time...I published 9 hubs that are short stories and a total of 7 that are novels in progress, which are too long for many to read. The best way to gain readership and comments is to read other people's hubs and to leave comments, plain and simple
My most successful hub is a piece of short fiction. Not even a full story, merely a scene. It will be continued(writing the next stage now), but it's very short, with no clear plot line and it still does very well.
Yes to be truthful, I want to earn money. I have started writing recently and published my first hub. Its attracting traffic but google adsense didnt approve it. So I dont think I can make money from it.
That's a good question, Parmarora. Thanks for asking it. I was thinking along those lines, myself, of writing a continuing story, one hub a week...Put it together after a year or so, and you get a book. I was wondering that same thing, if anyone here on Hub would read it, as much of the articles are topical and contain good info, but aren't fiction. I haven't come across very much fiction, but what I have, I've enjoyed. (dohn121 has some really good stuff out there, for one, and there's a couple of really humourous Brits that just slay me)...
Do me a little favor if you feel like it and post a reply to this with a link to your fiction hub, and see if traffic improves. (Click on formatting tips on the right hand side of the reply window to see how to do that.)
Good for you Paramarora. If you love to write fiction then I say go for it. I'll have to read it later have to get going and get things done around my apartment lol. Post as much fiction as you want dude. I am going to definitely be posting more myself soon
I'm totally pro fiction. But for the sake of my short attention span, I agree with breaking it up. Just post a few pages at a time or people like me will just end up skimming through.
I usually post fiction on my blog because I feel like I have more control over it there. I can edit it whenever I want, and there will never be any questions about who really owns it. But who knows, maybe I'll hub some fiction too.
(Wait, just realized I do have fiction hubs. God it's been a long night.)
Perhaps the question you should be asking youself is if you will have fun writing fiction. A non ficition book requires material which is accuracte in content. The reader is generally looking for information or perhaps satisfying a curiosity.When you write fiction you are taking the reader to a place they have never been guided by your imagimation. I wrote a hub recently about a book by Steven King entitled "a memoir of the craft..on writing" Have a look at my hub and give some consideraton to reading his take on writing fiction. You will not be disappointed. He brings up many good points for and against your question. It is also a delightful read.
I promoted the very same book on one of my hubs. The book was on the syllabus for my creative writing class when I was in college. It's one of the best you can buy, perhaps one of the most essential, besides Strunk and White's Elements of Style.
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