What in your opinion is the future of 'Creative Writing' at HubPages?

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  1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image76
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    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.

  2. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image24
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image76
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I completely agree with your views and I do use my Blogger site for this purpose.
      Thanks Sunil, for answering and sharing your views!

  3. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image76
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks lburmaster, for replying and sharing your views. I completely agree with your views.

  4. To Start Again profile image77
    To Start Againposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image76
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Rightly said! Thanks for answering and expressing your views.

  5. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image76
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are quite correct, in saying that people usually turn to Internet, searching  for answers to questions and relevant information. Probably,  HP is trying its best to meet that requirement.
      Thanks TIMETRAVELER for replying!

  6. profile image0
    Joanne M Olivieriposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image76
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good idea! I also write short poems or short stories on my Blogger site.
      Many thanks Joanne M Olivieri, for your interest in the question!

  7. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image76
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Express10, for responding to this question!
      I agree with you that promoting the 'Creative' content is very much required to get more readers.

  8. Sue Bailey profile image81
    Sue Baileyposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image76
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.
      Thanks anyway!

  9. wqaindia profile image43
    wqaindiaposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image76
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks wqaindia, for sharing your views and that too so creatively. I agree with your views. Its difficult to change one's style of writing or interest in reading.
      Thanks!

  10. Insane Mundane profile image61
    Insane Mundaneposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image76
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Insane Mundane, for your interesting answer!
      You suggested a good idea to those who are good at Creative writing--that is to fit in,--'---a few bursts of creativity'----- to a ,---' dull factual Hub'.
      Thanks again!

  11. Jared Miles profile image86
    Jared Milesposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image76
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Jared Miles,  for your honest answer! I also hope that we will continue to do well at HP.

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