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How about Hubpages starting a sister page

  1. Whispering Night profile image78
    Whispering Nightposted 2 months ago

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    I thought it will be a good idea if Hubpages can start a sister page dedicated for people who are passionate about writing short stories and novels. A lot can happen in stories. It is full of imagination and dreams.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago

    HubPages already has a category for short stories and novels, and a whole site called LetterPile for people interested in writing and literature.

    There are many other sites where you can write short stories, like Storywrite, where you would not have to pass the same tests.

  3. Whispering Night profile image78
    Whispering Nightposted 2 months ago

    Do I need to join at LetterPile as new user?

    Do they have separate feed over there?

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      No, it's one of the niche sites that your hubs get moved to if they are good enough. You can't join it.

      Of course, the other alternative is to make your own site. Have I mentioned that to you before? Maybe big_smile

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      No, you cannot join LetterPile direct.  All you can do is write Hubs for HubPages.   Each time you write a new Hub, an editor considers the Hub and decides whether it is good enough for LetterPile.  If it is rejected, it stays on HubPages.  If it's good enough, it is moved to LetterPile.

      There are lots of other sites where you don't have to wait for someone to approve your writing, why not try them:

      https://www.wattpad.com/
      https://medium.com/
      http://www.shortbreadstories.co.uk/
      http://storywrite.com
      https://www.booksie.com/
      http://fictionaut.com

  4. Whispering Night profile image78
    Whispering Nightposted 2 months ago

    When I first visited LetterPile it displayed write to us so I assumed maybe it is a separate page like hubpages. Can I post these stories in some other site intended only for books and novels so that many people can read my works or it is against the rules to do that?

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      No, your hub will be flagged as being copied. Not illegal or anything, but not a good idea.

      The best thing to do is create your own site, write your stories and post sections of them to review sites. There's no problem posting it anywhere you like, when it's on your own blog. HubPages is very strict because they don't want to upset the Great God Google. But that leaves you stuck with their rules.

      Setting up a blog is the easiest thing in the world these days if you use Blogger or Wordpress.com. Then there's Wix and Tumblr - easier still. Then you have all the freedom to post what you like wherever you want. You won't get paid, but that's not your aim, is it? You can eventually add advertising to a Blogger blog.

  5. Whispering Night profile image78
    Whispering Nightposted 2 months ago

    Nope no money intended at all.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      So, HP is primarily intended as a platform for writers to earn. That's why they have so many rules and strict standards. It is not a social media sharing site like some platforms.

      We've explained this quite often to you as it is obvious that it's the wrong place for you and your work.

      Getting published here does not mean that many people will automatically see your work. The site doesn't do promotion. Even your own followers are not guaranteed to read your writing. In fact, I predict that the facility to follow other hubbers will soon disappear.

      If your aim is to spread the word about your work, to write stories and deliver psychic messages, then HubPages is the wrong site for you and you should go to Tumblr. If your aim is to write top-notch non-fiction in order to earn money, then stay.

  6. Whispering Night profile image78
    Whispering Nightposted 2 months ago

    No I am not going to compromise on the quality of my work. Everyone wishes their work to be best or even to be top of the world. I am not purposely posting work of less standard but it happens to every hubber here no matter what subject they choose to write about. You see I am not posting psychic message in the paranormal experience category anymore. I am only focusing on building story from my own thoughts. I can post endless messages from them but I stopped doing it.

  7. Whispering Night profile image78
    Whispering Nightposted 2 months ago

    I think the moderators can still pull out some issues even if the grammar is perfect.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Yes of course they can, that's why it's not easy

  8. Whispering Night profile image78
    Whispering Nightposted 2 months ago

    I put my short stories link in the Facebook I think I should get many readers from there. I think it will take time for people to read them.

  9. Author Cheryl profile image87
    Author Cherylposted 2 months ago

    If you want your short stories and novels published go to a self publishing web site.  Most don't charge you to publish but you must have a certain amount of pages.

    1. Whispering Night profile image78
      Whispering Nightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the suggestion.

  10. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image95
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 2 months ago

    Whispering Night, have you looked into Kindle publishing through Amazon?

  11. Whispering Night profile image78
    Whispering Nightposted 2 months ago

    I just checked it. Looks interesting but are they strict about images I use?

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      If they're not, they should be.  Use copyrighted material and you may find yourself in front of a judge.

  12. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago

    I don't know.  Some of them do not use images at all, I believe.

  13. Whispering Night profile image78
    Whispering Nightposted 2 months ago

    Okay if i have to publish my short stories. Then I have to compile my stories into one book

  14. Jesse Drzal profile image87
    Jesse Drzalposted 2 months ago

    How about the ''Poet Exile's''? They ever get that thing running?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      You're thinking of this one:

      http://www.creativeexiles.com/

      Yes, it's still going. But they have standards too...

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image87
        Jesse Drzalposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Yes exactly... I had no idea they even launched a page. Looks nice.

     
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