My question is does this website help become a writter?
Im a 17 year old boy who was searching for a job online and this came up. Sounds interesting, but does this site help you if you are a young writter with a dream to get his book published?
It can help, Miguel. There are also templates to learn, though. The emphasis, too, seems to be on article writing. Some of the authors are writing fiction or poetry.
There are good articles here on writing and some about publishing ebooks. You have to type a key word into the Hub Pages search prompt to see what's available and choose what suits your interest.
To be a good writer, you have to read, read, read and write daily. Write about what you feel passionate about and be willing to do research.
Hub Pages does have a tutorial about how to use the site and templates. When you start your first article, an article format will appear with tips on putting your article or story together.
Good luck, welcome aboard, and keep writing!
Miguel, as every skill needs practice, practice and even more practice, I don't think it will hurt to write and publish articles here.
Besides the writing part there's also a marketing/promotion side involved. Being active on hubpages might even benefit you on this front too.
Welcome to the obsession, Miguel . I started writing online on a similar community-based writing site, and it ended up being one of the best things for my writing career. It doesn't directly help you write a book or get it published, but it is full of people who can help offer tips on how you can polish your writing. If you let your readers know in your hubs that your intention is to eventually publish books, they are more likely to leave constructive comments toward that end.
This site can also help you get an audience. Once you have a base of people who like your writing, it gets a lot easier to get the kind of feedback and support it takes to write a book.
So yes -- Hubpages gives you practice, feedback, an audience, and maybe a little income during the journey. I say "maybe" because I think you have to be 18 to get a payout, but that gives you some time to work on it until then. I started writing online part-time when I was 15 (okay, I might have lied about my age a few times, but shhhhh...never did lie to Hubpages ), and went full-time six years later, in 2007. Today, writing feeds my family of five. I've only ghost-written books so far, all client work, open-submission and my own domains rather than actually putting my name on the cover, but it can certainly help if a book of your own is the goal too.
Hi Miguel. First I want to tell you to pursue your dream and don't let anyone hold you back. Speaking from experience, it's a great feeling getting that first book published.
Hubpages won't help you directly in getting your book published, but as Marie said, there are many good hubs written by published authors that will give you some great tips and advice about writing and getting published. For any new writer, I think writing here helps in two ways. By writing articles, you get to practice writing and that can help you improve your skills. Also, you can get some great feedback from the people who read your hubs.
If you plan on writing a novel, you can write some short fiction and publish it under the creative writing section and ask people to give their opinions about your style, plots, and characters. Be warned though, some people may give harsh criticism, but you'll learn to weed out the good from the bad.
I think it's a good start; if anything educational. It may help you develop new ideas for yourself and in the long run, improve writing skills.
Having your own website gives you the sole authority to change your writing settings and layout of your own page choice.
I had lots of websites before but ended up here since I get bored with changing and making unending tweaks to have better page looks. This is a waste of time. Whereas, if you stay in Hubpages, all you have to do is write and publish your articles.
You don't need to manage your hosting payment monthly for your own website and domain payment yearly. Sometimes, hosting sites bug down for some maintenance reason.
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