What in your opinion is the future of 'Creative Writing' at HubPages?
By Creative writing, I mean, Poems, Fiction, Personal short stories and the like.
I find creating writing has a less scope here as people wish to read some serious hubs. For poems, fiction, personal short stories and the like, the best option is Blogger. It is my opinion and you can differ. But I have observed that these things attract a less readership.
Honestly, I don't think they should be published on Hubpages. But it is up to them to publish. There are plenty of other websites to publish creative writings, but here you make a little bit of money when they read. There's still more profitable websites out there.
I think the future of it depends on the hubbers who are writing it. I've said over and over that there is more creative writing here now than there ever was and hubPages has made many adjustments to keep the poets and fiction writers here. Creative writing, unfortunately, doesn't do real great when it comes to traffic and earning, however. So many hubbers get discouraged and think it unfair. The truth is, the fault doesn't lie with HP. If you want to write fiction here and you want it to get read then you will have to promote it yourself. Until hubbers realize that, it will be the same old complaints all the time.
So, to answer-the future of creative writing here is whatever the hubbers make it.
I love creative writing, and have tried a few items here on HP, but so few people read them that I removed them. I think this is the case with most people, and I think it is because people generally do not turn to the internet to read creative works...they usually look for answers to questions they may have or for information. This being the case, I think creative writers waste their energies on this site and get very little in return for their labors. If there is a site that specifically favors creative writing, that is the place where it has a chance for success and satisfaction. HP is not that place.
I'm not sure. I write both creatively (poems) and travel pieces. Whatever stays featured here on HP I leave here. If anything is not featured or becomes non featured, I move to another venue.
I enjoy Frank Atanacio's hubs but I read no other non fiction online or off. This is a tendency for a large number of people but not all. That said, I would imagine that the hubber has to do an extraordinary job of promoting themselves and their hubs online and off to get viewers and earnings. It's possible that HP may investigate or actually not allow these hubs because of the lower traffic they receive compared to other types of writing on HP.
It is a shame but I don't think HP is the platform for creative writing now. Back in the day when I first joined there was quite a lot of poetry and short stories. Fewer and fewer people are publishing this sort of work now on here and finding new platforms for their writing.
Thanks Sue Bailey, for answering!
I agree, even I don't see many poems or short stories being published here now as it was a year back. When there was 30 days 30 hubs challenge, many hubbers included their most Creative Content here.
Creativity is creativity, so far it is original and creative writing, I think, will never loose charm. Creative readers are also in short supply as creative writers but creative readers will spend most of their time reading the creative articles and the experienced creative writers will create further creative writers.
Works that are solely geared for creative writing, poetry, short stories, etc., are most likely destined for the HP cyber toilet. If creative writing is your thing, you'd be better off integrating creativity into your how-to pages, recipes, and informative articles. In fact, a few bursts of creativity can brighten up any dull, factual Hub, any day. As for the other, I think poetry (out of your list) would be the first item that gets flushed down the drain.
I'll be brutally honest when I say that there are people meant to write creatively, and there are people who are not. I don't know of anyone in particular, but it's hard to read any sort of creative writing on the world wide web, that's poorly structured or poorly thought-out.
From my short time at Hubpages, I'm glad to see that it's most often the people who can write creatively that succeed here. It all really comes down to the writing abilities of the individual, but I hope that we'll continue to do well at Hubpages.
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