Does anyone use this venue for serialized fiction? I'm thinking it might be fun to write something along the lines of Carrie Bradshaw's Sex and the City column, or Armistead Maupin's Tale's of the City. Maybe this is not an appropriate place to do this...please do give me your impressions or suggestions.
Some people do this - just search "fiction" in the search box and you'll find some.
People are of differing opinions on this subject. I personally support using the forum for any appropriate purpose, and that includes fiction (which is why I have posted several chapters of a novel I've written as hubs here.) I believe anything well-written should be posted.
Yes I've published fiction. I also did a spoof romantic serial called Coffee! which I ran for three episodes. I made it clear I would only publish episodes if people wanted me to (based on reader comments) and by the third episode there were no comments!
Traffic is relatively low for fiction and therefore adsense earnings are also very low. Good fun but not a good way to earn a living!
I also experimented with what I called a HubWay network. Linking one word hubs together through word associations. Also check out Gamergirl's Hub Tennis hub for an interesting way to link different author's hubs together.
I think your column idea is good. I see HubPages as an experimental platform where you can try anything as long as it is original.
I also enjoy writing fiction from time to time, and no I have not made more than ten cents with it. However, it is relaxing and fun to create.
My mom has a whole blogload of serialized fictionalized reality. It works fine as a blog though. I got 75% of it blogged.
I`ve recommended Hubpages for this friend of mine, he is a novelist, and only writes fiction novels. He asked me where to start gaining some new audience and truly Hubpages is the place. After all hubs can get an impressive amount of search engine and social media traffic so Hubpages`s users wouldn`t be the only audience for any one hub. I have entertained myself with some great hubs for the past few months on various subjects, so pretty much everything would work on HP if it`s well written.
Rene - The problem with a serial or a regular column is maintaining a readership and hence traffic. Hubbers are very supportive of new Hubs but in my experience are less likely to keep coming back and reading new additions or episodes. So unless you can get an audience via search engines (difficult for fiction unless you are 'famous') then the traffic will fall away fairly quickly.
On the positive side, Hubbers do give encouraging feedback - more so than you'd get from the wider Internet audience. On balance I think a column is worth a try but don't expect big audiences or significant earnings!
by Erin Hill 10 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...
by Schandee Decker 4 years ago
I'm not sure how I can contribute, I like writing fiction but the only thing I've ever felt confident about was my religious belief but even then, I haven't read the whole bible. I was a cook for years but I still don't feel like an expert. Do you only want people who write about facts. Thank you...
by Susie Jane 4 months ago
I have written under the guise of different pseudonyms on HubPages since 2010. I never earned more than $5. Can you earn money on this site from writing fiction or is this site more a 'self-help' 'how to' blog that needs 'polls, pictures and links etc?'
by Peg Cole 3 years ago
What do you like the most about writing articles on Hub Pages? The least?The Hub Pages community is changing daily with the influx of new members and new guidelines. What do you enjoy the most about the opportunity to write here and why?Are there things you would like to see change? Please explain...
by Paddy 5 weeks ago
I've just finished boot camp recently and I feel like I have started my journey.I have yet to achieve any meaningful kind of traffic to my hubs, but I figure I'm just starting out and these things take time. My question to everyone is how do you find the most success on HubPages.What resources...
by CatBar UK 10 years ago
Can one write one's own fiction on HubPages?Mine is currently inspired by Asimov's Robots and Robot Love, and sci-fi and spacetravel in general.I do admit to using strong language, but hopefully only where appropriate, such as banter, arguing and adversarial situations between characters, or in...
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