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Eileens Poetry and Fiction on hubpages

Updated on March 13, 2010

For years I spent time trying to write fiction in the form of Short stories, and a couple of romance novels and of course poetry.

I did a correspondence course on fiction writing and they said that I was doing well. hahaha So I persisted. I eventually had one poem published by a company although it was not very financial at the time so I did not get paid for it.

I was still thrilled that someone actually thought it was good. Anyway, after several more years I finally learnt that my writing abilities were not up to scratch for writing novels. And have since turned to writing articles here at hubpages.

And yes I am being paid at last for some of these. So I am compiling some of my poetry and fiction in this hub.

My Poetry

The first two are as a result of living and working in the bush and in mining towns

Golden Earth

The Lone Guard

These are more about sleepless nights

Long Hours of Darkness

Midnight Intruder

My Fiction short stories

This first story is a combination of things that happen during a persons lifetime and watching what other couples go through together.  Mostly from a fiction of my imagination though.  And no I did not do this it is fiction thats for sure.

My Secret

With this one I tried to imagine what would happen if someone had an accident in their home when left on their own.

When is the right time

I may add a few of my other efforts in time. Not sure yet.  Hope you enjoy reading them. And be honest and let me know what you really think.  I can take honest critiscm these days.

Enjoy your Writing

No matter what other people say, if you enjoy writing of any sort, then do not let them put you off.  Writing is a great form of relaxation.  Yes it can be frustrating too.

If writing gives you pleasure then why not continue, you are not hurting anyone else.  And you can meet lots of wonderful people throughout the process.  Look at how many friends you have met here since joining hubpages.

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    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Website Examiner, Thank you so much for that. Its amazing how different people see dialog and the written word in different ways. If I had had so much encouragement years ago I might have kept trying.

      Thanks again.

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      Website Examiner 

      8 years ago

      I read your article about the forums, then this one, and your story. It was interesting to finally get the chance to read some of your fiction. Dialog is good, and the story makes sense and is easy to follow.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Beatsme, thanks for that its just another way of revising old hubs into one. thanks for reading

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      BeatsMe 

      8 years ago

      Nice idea, Eileen. Putting into hubs all your fiction and poetry writing. I'll read 'em sometime, for sure. :)

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Sound advice, thank you so much for your great comments. You have to write what you enjoy. At least thats what I reckon. If you are writing topics that do not interest you then it will probably show. I know I sit and look at stuff and cannot get up the incentive to write on some of the topics.

      Weird isnt it. Some days I will write a couple of articles each day for a week then just seem to lose incentive and sit and read.. Thanks anyway keep writing your poetry thats for sure and write what you enjoy.

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      SoundAdvice 

      8 years ago from Australia

      Very impressive Eileen Hughes and very inspirational too. I have been writing pieces of fiction and poetry for years but unfortunately never gathered the courage to get them published. However, I felt the internet's potential readership prefers non-fiction and day-to-day informative articles more than the inspirational and creative fictional work, so I stuck to that. However, you and your work have certainly motivated me again. I may not get published but I won't quit producing fictional pieces. Thank you so much!

      Thanks for sharing your work with us. Thumbs Up :)

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      mwatkins, I know what you mean I have gone through my old scribblings and get ideas for new articles too. And if you dont write them down when you think of them they are gone forever you never seem to capture those words again. Thanks for stopping by

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      mwatkins 

      8 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      Thank you for being an inspiration to writers everywhere! Some of my best novels are in my journal! you have motivated me to get it out again! Looking through it now it seems like another person wrote in it over these last 14 years! Thanks again! ;-)

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      paxwill, No just have to have a go. We dont know what we can do until we try. And of course it is the challenge that is the exciting part wondering if you can do something or not.

      Whats the saying never give up.

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      paxwill 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your more artistic writings with everyone. You're a braver person than I am!

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      valeriebelew, thanks for your nice comment. but it was my sentence structure that was my problem. Political english for want of a better word. I put a few chapters of my novels up in helium, and found out just how wrong it was too.

      I would need a full time person correcting. At least writing articles I don't have to worry. Thanks for your encouragement. Also in hubpages you dont have to look for somewhere to sell it. This is great. thanks again

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      valeriebelew, thanks for your nice comment. but it was my sentence structure that was my problem. Political english for want of a better word. I put a few chapters of my novels up in helium, and found out just how wrong it was too.

      I would need a full time person correcting. At least writing articles I don't have to worry. Thanks for your encouragement. Also in hubpages you dont have to look for somewhere to sell it. This is great. thanks again

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      valeriebelew 

      8 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      I don't know why you decided you did not write well enough to write a noval, but don't give up too quickly. Being an unknown tends to cause us to feel we aren't good enough, but many books are out there that aren't any better, or as good, as what you have already written. Keep it up.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Sophs, thanks for stopping by. will enjoy your company thanks

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      sophs 

      8 years ago

      Great hub Eileen, look forward to reading more of your work :)

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      prasetio30, thanks for that, maybe you could write it in your language then convert to english on the computer it would be much easier, it may lose a bit of the meaning but would be close I think. cheers

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      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I like your point of view about this topic. Actually I like writing poem, but not in English. But I'll try to post it in hubpages. This hub very inspired me. Thank you very much.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      mpg narratives, yes I know what u mean, money helps us to pay those bills and keep the wolves from our doors.

      Writing is also a release of frustration, allowing us to show others our thoughts and feelings and also how to do things better and learning from others experiences. thanks for that

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      Marie Giunta 

      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I agree Eileen, writing is very personal but it is nice when you are able to make some money from it. Hubpages is my hobby but I make money writing for other companies, mainly ads and newsletters. I enjoy both but would love to spend more time on hubpages. Your writing is lovely.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Gus, Ok I will have a go at it, thanks for that.

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      8 years ago from USA

      Eileen - Why write new stuff when your current writings are way more than just "good?" They are VERY good. Aim them carefully and you will have some nice surprises.

      Gus :-)))

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Gus the redneck, Yes what you say I suppose is very true.

      I hadnt actually aimed it as you say to that area. Just poetry places on the whole. But you are right. Although I would have to write new ones and these have been on the net for awhile in hubs. Thanks again for your thoughtful comment. cheers

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Faye be, Yes I am glad we have met too. Writing is a personal thing and means different things I suppose to many.

      And lets face it there are many out there tapping those keys thoroughly enjoying what they are doing. Making money wwith it is a different thing. But as long as you enjoy it and meet people you are happy.

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      8 years ago from USA

      Eileen - Poetry "sells" best when it is aimed at a particular audience. You may already have aimed some of your work, such as Golden Earth and The Lone Guard, at some publications resident in the mining areas or with content dedicated to that sort of thing, but if not, you should do so. I enjoyed reading your several examples and I believe that many people with relation to the various fields would enjoy it, too. That way you could develop a reputation and go on from there.

      Gus :-)))

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      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      I remember a woman who told me it was just a waste of paper and ink; a waste of time that could be spent better doing something productive.

      I agree with you, it was never hurting anybody, and it was good for me. For us, writing is how we live and breathe. I am glad you found me, so I could find you, someone else who "breathes" as I do.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      breakfastpop, thank you so much for your compliment. Just trying.

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      breakfastpop 

      8 years ago

      You are very talented and your work is very inspiring.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      ethel, now come on dont go straining dat good eye by reading and writing too much yet.

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Well I loved the one I read. I will have to pop back. You are a very clever woman Eileen

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