Is hubpages a good place to get criticism/feedback on Fiction writing?

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  1. GavinWichmann profile image59
    GavinWichmannposted 7 years ago

    Hey, I'm a new hubber, and I have a big question concerning my hubs.
    I'm a creative writer, and I'm trying to use hubpages to get feedback on my work.
    Is there a place here where I would get in touch with other authors for feedback? Or should I just keep posting and hope I gain a following so that I have people to look at my stuff?
    Thanks for any answers, and if you wanna go look at my stuff and let me know how it is, I would much appreciate that as well!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you network with other writers here, you can use it as a place to get feedback on fiction writing, but I'd suggest you might be better off going to a site that's designed specifically for that purpose, such as Storywrite.

      HubPages is a place to publish articles to earn income, and the navigation and notification processes aren't really designed to make it easy to get critiques.

      1. xstatic profile image61
        xstaticposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        For fiction and poetry writers, there is a large community of readers and it is easy to get critiques.

  2. writinglover profile image83
    writingloverposted 7 years ago

    Welcome to HP! I, too, am a creative writer and, personally, I think it's a good place to get some feedback. I don't know what others have to say about it, but (again) I personally think it is a good place. That's actually one of my main reasons of coming to HP in the first place, so I totally get where you're coming from. I'm more than happy to check out your hubs! In the meantime, happy hubbing!

  3. Randy Godwin profile image61
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    There are many fiction writers on HP but it's difficult to see their work if you aren't followers.  I find HP great to get input on my efforts and I'm certain others do also.  You may be interested in the contest Habee is having now, but time is running out.  Here's the link: … rn-Fiction

    1. profile image55
      whoisitposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I read one of your stories the other day is was quite good. I probably should have left a comment but was in a hurry!

      1. Randy Godwin profile image61
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, whoisit!  I don't believe most Hubbers realize that comments are a fiction writer's reward on HP as CW makes very little in the way of moolah.  smile

  4. CloudExplorer profile image72
    CloudExplorerposted 7 years ago

    Time will help you with this one for sure, but you need to put in the work to meet folks digitally, and you can do it from a multitude of networks online, and including hubpages. (Reading hubs of fellow writers, commenting, and responding using their profile names when they comment on your hub articles)

    When I first joined, I felt all alone out here, but was quickly greeted by many awesome fellow hubbers as my articles keep being delivered by my desire and motivation to see what I could do here.

    The secret to this networking community of writers known as Hubpages is, communications and or also known as Hubtivity. The more active you truly learn to become, and more consistent you are as a dedicated writer here. The more feedback you will be able to churn out for sure, and it doesn't take any specific amount of time to do such a thing, the other variables involved is how you learn to implement your usage of the Hubpages learning center to master the craft of hub writing. (Learn to use the hubpages feed, notifications, and even your email inbox hub messages to keep track of current and past events)

    There are loads of useful hubs written on how to do such a thing as well, but it will all come in due time. Commenting on your fellows works after truly reading it all in its entirety helps as well to stir up communications. Being insightful while doing so is the master key to making effective communications here, and definitely for those people devoted to earning a true following, and for all purposes of receiving useful  relevant feedback.

    I hope this helps, you can also utilize any authors member profile here to locate them on other networks such as Facebook, G+, or elsewhere that's socially based. Then all it takes is a bit of getting to know folks virtually via social communications means. All in all Good Luck and Welcome to the team.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image61
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Er........ditto. CE!  smile

  5. xstatic profile image61
    xstaticposted 7 years ago

    Welcome to HP! It is a great place for feedback, though people are very generous here.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image61
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed they are, but you'll soon learn who to listen to if you're here long.  No, not a professional critics site, but still useful in my opinion.

  6. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    If you want feedback i think their are better options.  Hubpages basically just puts it online.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image61
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sure you're correct, but I enjoy interacting with a few people here, as well as, using HP's publishing format.  I use it for feedback and then unpublish for use elsewhere.  Works for me!  smile

      1. psycheskinner profile image84
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I use a writers group and online communities designed for critique.  They put the writing behind a password-protected security wall so it is not "published" online.  That is my approach to getting critique.  I prefer not to put rough drafts out in the public eye.

        I like creative writing a lot and earn a good proportion of my income from it.  But I would not consider Hubpages a good place to post it either from critique or monetization.  That's just my 2c.

  7. GavinWichmann profile image59
    GavinWichmannposted 7 years ago

    Wow, I honestly didn't expect such a strong reply so quickly!

    Thanks for the information and feedback so far, I'll try to give you guys as equal attention as you did mine, and for those who gave me advice, thanks, i'll start applying the ideas immediately.


    1. Randy Godwin profile image61
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As you'll notice, there are some here who don't like creative writing on the site and will try to discourage people from publishing it on HP.  They only want hubs which make money for them.  Don't let them keep you from enjoying your craft.  Welcome to HP!  smile

      1. Marisa Wright profile image95
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You're reading too much into the "discouraging" posts. 

        Why make do with HubPages when there are writing sites specifically designed for critique?   Apart from anything else, it's a risk posting work publicly on HP which you might want to publish as part of a book later - articles on HP are highly vulnerable to theft. 

        Psycheskinner's post says it very well.

  8. dailytop10 profile image90
    dailytop10posted 7 years ago

    There are a lot of good  creative writers here in Hubpages. Most of them, if not all, are very friendly and won't mind spending some of their time criticizing the work of an aspiring writer. Welcome to Hubpages and I hope you enjoy your stay here!

  9. Mr Archer profile image88
    Mr Archerposted 7 years ago

    I have received both positive (good for my ego) and negative (good for my work) critiquing here. For the most part hubbers are a positive group and more prone to positive feedback. But do not be afraid to contact someone directly via their email for more evaluation; more often than not when I have done this I have received valuable input. Welcome to the Hub and I hope you enjoy your time here.


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