Has anyone tried doing serialized fiction on hub pages???

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    Erin Hillposted 16 years ago

    Hello. I am working on a book-a novel- and was wondering if anyone had ever tried posting fiction on hubpages one chapter at a time to get input, develop a readershipt, yada yada? What is the best way to go about this? And is ther any way to protect your work from getting stolen when it's floating out there for the whole world to see before it's copyrighted? Thanx bunches for your input!

    1. GoogleCashMoney profile image59
      GoogleCashMoneyposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      It can be easily bar people to copy any content from hub pages if we adopt e-book style software.

    2. guidebaba profile image57
      guidebabaposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      fiction on hubpages would be good. I did not find any such hub.

      1. Inspirepub profile image72
        Inspirepubposted 16 years agoin reply to this

        They exist. Check out CJ Stone, for example.


        1. guidebaba profile image57
          guidebabaposted 16 years agoin reply to this

          Yes I just went through some of the Hubs of CJ. The latest one "What To Do at The End Of The World" itself is a kind of fiction. Thanks.

  2. Inspirepub profile image72
    Inspirepubposted 16 years ago

    All you have to do to copyright something is to put (c) copyright Yourname YEAR on it.

    No problem ...

    ... it's finding out it has been stolen and enforcing the copyright that's tricky!


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      Erin Hillposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      That's interesting. Der! Haha. I just wonder if doing fiction on something like this would go over well. My main goal is eventual publication, but if I get a lot of feedback then that would be helpful. Not even to make money. Or...does anyone know of a site that specializes in that sort of thing?

  3. embitca profile image83
    embitcaposted 16 years ago

    You may find Livejournal to be excellent for this sort of thing. There are a lot of fiction writers there and you can set up your LJ to not be spidered by the search engines and you can lock your posts at different levels -- public, friends only and private.

    If your main goal is eventual publication in print, most publishers (there are exceptions) won't be interested in something that has already been published for free online so keeping it locked down is your best option. That way you can still get feedback from a community without having it freely available.

  4. thranax profile image72
    thranaxposted 16 years ago

    I strongly suggest you do not list your uncopyrighted content on the net if its part of a book. They can easily steal it all, fill in what they need and publish your book as an eBook or a real Hard copy. If I learned anything about writing books is don't let anyone read anything you plan on marketing before it is copyrighted that you can't physically see. An example is a family member or boyfriend\girlfriend or your close friends. Anyone else can easily rip it from you. Remember, if it really is good if someone can read it they can retype it, and they often wouldn't worry about it if it is a great idea. I just want your work to be protected.

    Hope this helps,


  5. Marisa Wright profile image85
    Marisa Wrightposted 16 years ago

    Jenny is right - you can easily copyright your work, but once it's on the internet, how will you ever know if someone has stolen it?   It would take constant vigilance and even then, you can't be sure.

    If you want feedback, you'd be much better off to join a writers' critique group, either in the real world or online. Of course, you're not going to earn any money doing that, but then, I doubt you'd earn much on HubPages anyway.   Helium.com has a Creative Writing section and articles there earn even less than the pennies earned in the non-fiction sections. 

    I'm guessing the trouble is that Adsense would set the ads based on the content of the chapter, and that may not be related to the interests of the readers.

  6. Isabella Snow profile image85
    Isabella Snowposted 16 years ago

    There are better places -- more logical places -- to post fiction. Check out Embitca's suggestion.

    And if you ever intend to shop your writing as an MS, I'd advise you not first publish it on the net. Not even if you have copyrighted it first.

  7. cjcs profile image61
    cjcsposted 16 years ago

    Here's something important that a lot of writers don't consider: when you have plopped your fiction on a public web site, that is considered as first world-wide publication. It will greatly reduce the attractiveness of the work to some publishers (and the amount of money you can get) should you decide to take it to other media.

    That said, I've been known to throw out a thing or two myself...but it's usually stuff I didn't want to hassle myself with trying to peddle to publications.

    Your mileage/meterage may vary.


  8. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 16 years ago

    What about the idea of a "poor man's" copy right?  Basically what you do is mail yourself the pieces of work, you don't open them when they get back to you after going through the USPS.  Then, if it comes up in court, later on, you've dated proof of when you wrote your pieces.  (You just don't open them up until you're in front of a judge, I guess?)

    --- Nicole Winter

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 16 years ago
  10. crashcromwell profile image66
    crashcromwellposted 16 years ago

    My hubs started out as a way to publicize my recently completed novel, Antiquity Calais: Standing at Armageddon. Since I started out, I've expanded my offerings, but I've got them all listed in this hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/Table-of-Contents . I started out posting the first few chapters, but later I presented one of the chapters as a work in progress. It worked fine for me.

  11. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 16 years ago

    Aw, Uninvited Writer, you burst my bubble!  <cry>  I've heard of the Poor Man's Copyright theory since I was a little kid, I can't believe it isn't true!  Thank-you so much for posting the site, my apologies for the erroneous information, it must be one of those writing urban legends....

    --- Nicole Winter


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