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Hubbers Invited To Participate in a Creative Writing Study

  1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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    Christy Kirwanposted 3 years ago

    Creative writers over the age of 18 who are native speakers of English are eligible. If you're interested, please check out the latest Blog Post for details and info on how to sign up. smile

    1. swilliams profile image83
      swilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the information Christy! This was a fun online experiment and it did not take long at all.smile

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      This was challenging and inspiring. I really enjoyed taking the survey. However, I could not save the results of my profile, there seems to be no option for that. Other than that little disappointment,  I found it to be fun.

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
        Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Re: "However, I could not save the results of my profile, there seems to be no option for that."

        Never-mind:  I found that I had to go to the bottom arrow to scroll right to click on 'Next' till I got to the end and could click on 'Submit' and download the results.  Silly ol' me.

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image79
          The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          To save mine Phyllis, I had written my story in Word first. For the "Inner Writer Study" I use hold "ctrl+D", choose where I want to keep it and click "Save" or "Done", whichever is on the bottom.

    3. Bakashgroup profile image60
      Bakashgroupposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the information

  2. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago

    Nice!   It didn't take long and it was an interesting challenge.

  3. Anna Marie Bowman profile image86
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 3 years ago

    That was interesting. It didn't take long, and it was kind of fun.

  4. TDowling profile image81
    TDowlingposted 3 years ago

    I agree. It was an enjoyable and stimulating challenge. It will keep your grey matter in the pink and you'll come away learning a little bit  about yourself and your writing. On the last page you can give them your email address and they'll send you a copy of the report when the study is concluded. 

    Peace, -TDowling

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 years ago

    This is an interesting exercise and I participated, because I don't write much fiction and was curious. It gave me my first taste of writing flash fiction and I like it! 

    The experience has encouraged me to read more of the fiction on HubPages as well.

    The writing profile provided at the end of the survey turned out to be much more accurate for me than I had expected, so I highly recommend participating in this study. It is challenging enough to be engaging and does not take much time.

    I think the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania is on to something good! 

    Cheers!

  6. bwhite062007 profile image90
    bwhite062007posted 3 years ago

    I just finished and I found it interesting and useful as well. Loved the flash fiction part and watching how easily that part came to me when it is not a way of writing I normally approach.

  7. MelanieKaren profile image80
    MelanieKarenposted 3 years ago

    I was happy to come across this.  I participated last night before I went to bed, and it was a really neat experience.  I have never taken a creative writing class.  So, the information given was great to receive.  I like the idea of all writers having a thinking, giving and healing component in writing.  -pretty cool, and I agree. smile

  8. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 3 years ago

    I enjoyed that! I was surprised at how quickly I was able to think up a plot for my flash fiction piece. Thank you for telling us about this, Christy!

  9. snakeslane profile image81
    snakeslaneposted 3 years ago

    I did the survey, and I agree, it was thought provoking, and a good creative exercise, and I hope, hope, hope I win a prize!
    Should we all post our flash fiction stories here? Would that be allowed? Or any other ideas for sharing those? I am curious to see what people did with that.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You are certainly welcome to post your flash fiction for others to read, but I recommend you create a new forum thread for it and post a link to that thread here. smile

      1. snakeslane profile image81
        snakeslaneposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Christy, I'm not sure if anyone has done that yet, will check now.

        I started a thread:

        Flash Fiction

        1. Jodah profile image86
          Jodahposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I put mine on snakeslane's forum as well.  It was an interesting and fun challenge.

      2. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
        Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Link to my flash fiction for the Creative Writing Study:

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/124886

      3. WindyWhirly profile image76
        WindyWhirlyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Have the winners for the $25 gift card been chosen?

        1. snakeslane profile image81
          snakeslaneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I haven't heard anything.

    2. TDowling profile image81
      TDowlingposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I like the idea of posting the flash fiction stories at a Hubpages board. If someone does this, please provide a link here. Also did anyone save the photo that was used to stimulate our stories? That would be helpful to see. 

      -TD

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I wonder if everyone was presented with the same photo???

      2. Jodah profile image86
        Jodahposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I wish I had saved the photo but when I thought of it you couldn't go back.

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
          Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I did not even think of saving the image. Darn ! My photo was a man standing in the middle of a city street with hundreds of shoes scattered all over the street. I thought of the shoes as memories of the people he had known along his path to success. What was your photo and what impression did it give you?

          1. Jodah profile image86
            Jodahposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Same photo Phyllis, but quite a different interpretation. Loved your however.

            1. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
              Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you, Jodah. Did you post a link to yours?

          2. The Examiner-1 profile image79
            The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I had the same photo Phyllis, it sounds like we all did.
            I thought that it was an interesting challenge to try it.

            1. Glenn Stok profile image94
              Glenn Stokposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Yes it looks like we all had the same photo. When I started reading the stories everyone wrote, I noticed how all the stories seemed to follow a pattern, almost like following a storyline. I don't think they and this intention, but a full length story can be put together from all the various flash fiction blurbs. Very interesting outcome.

          3. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
            DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I guess that answers it, then; we all got the same photo.  I took my story in a very different direction; more sci-fi.  ;-)

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    LisaKeatingposted 3 years ago

    Did it. Enjoyed it.

  11. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    That was sort of fun.  I've never tried flash fiction; I found the word limitation to be the hardest part.  I'm not known for brevity.  wink

  12. snakeslane profile image81
    snakeslaneposted 3 years ago

    good question Ms Lizzy

  13. Glenn Stok profile image94
    Glenn Stokposted 3 years ago

    This "Inner Writer Study" was a very educational experience. It didn't take much time at all, and I ended up being creative with a flash fiction story.

    This is something I never actually experimented with before, and yet, I found it easy with the method they taught - starting with thinking of a goal based on an image, then writing a short story leading to that goal. I posted my fiction story in the other forum.

  14. AliciaC profile image97
    AliciaCposted 3 years ago

    I thought it was an interesting and enjoyable exercise. My writer profile was accurate, too. I especially enjoyed creating the flash fiction story. I'm going to try writing more flash fiction - it's fun!

  15. Eazyshopping profile image57
    Eazyshoppingposted 3 years ago

    I am in

  16. Suzanne Day profile image95
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    Enjoyed this and got to write my first imaginative fiction in years wink

 
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