- Books, Literature, and Writing
What do you say about writing HUBS? Is this skill an ART?
Quiz: are you a skilled writing artist?
To be able to answer a question like: "Is the skill of HUB writing an art"; one has to consider a few things first. Before I give you my take on the question. Take this Quiz just for fun. Keep track of your yes and no answers.
- Did you always have the urge to write?
- Do you hope (deep down where no one can see) that you will be the next Nora Roberts/Dean Koonts ?
- Are you motivated to write hubs just for fun?
- Is it to just get a few bucks on the side?
- Do you think you have something you might like to share?
- Are you having fun writing hubs?
- Do you pre-plan or pre-design your hubs every step of the way?
- Do you forget time when hubbing?
- Do you stop every-day-life to jot down a hub idea or an additional aspect to the hub on the "drafting board"?
- Can you picture your hub before it's written?
- Do you sit back and reconsider your Hub before pressing the "submit now" button? (even after you've tweaked and re-tweaked it)?
- Does seeing a white page or screen motivate you to create a Hub?
- Do you feel that some of the other writers at hub-pages are your extended friends circle?
- Do you have the technique for unique word applications?
- After it's been published, do you go back and tweak your hub on a regular basis?
- Does the aspect of making money become your only drive to write hubs?
- Do you sit down at the computer and say 'Inspiration be damned:Full speed ahead'?
- Do you prepare a list in point form?
- Do you talk about your hubs before-hand?
- Are you willing to spend hours researching?
- Do you love writing on hub-pages?
- Do you check your hub score frequently?
- Is it important to make money off your Hub?
- Do you compare your hub with another writers article on the same subject?
- Have you realized that these questions will get us no-where?
You've just spent three minutes taking a test that will only tell you that you are a dedicated skilled Hubber. If you're writing hubs on a regular basis, out of the twenty-five questions above five, no more then ten will have a 'no' answer. Even with those 'no' answers most hubs written are meant to be of value to someone, in explanations, in how to's, in spreading new information, or just in plain fun.
(BUT... you say some are here only to self-promote or to just become a nuisance to the more serious writers. Mostly by ignoring the "come see my hub at www. ????.com and buy my e-book on how to ???? " They will also fizzle away just as fast, as their type of hubs really have nothing relating to skill or art of any type)
We are here to determine if the skill of writing Hubs is an art form. I say yes; absolutely one hundred and ten percent.
Do you consider painting an art? 'Yes' you say, painting is the most obvious of all art forms. Has been since the beginning of time. 'Why' you ask? It was a way to communicate, a way to record happenings. A way to show Uugggg in the cave next door that you were responsible for killing the biggest, scariest saber-toothed tiger. Making the neighborhood safe for all the little cavelings again.
DaVinci, and all the other big masters are still the biggest of talkers around. Those poor fellows have been nothing but dust for many a day, yet their mouths are still flapping. Communicating, talking to all of us through their beautiful timeless art.
When you paint with oil you have your paint brush (in our case also known as electric typewriter, word-processor, alright, alright I'll get with the times, keyboard). On your canvas (computer screen) you lay down your background. You then layer color upon color (word side-by-side word) to depict or describe the scene. You blend all the colors (harmonize, and fuse your story line). For the painting to become the masterpiece it has to have a flow that combines all the components. The story , article or hub needs that flow also to be able to describe or portrait the exact meaning of the writer.
In our "new age" communication technology blogging, hubbing, staggering (oops I meant to say) stumbling or what ever else you want to call these articles. They have become the showing and telling. Our cave paintings to let our next door neighbor half way across the globe know such things like the sabretoothed computer virus has been slaughtered and its safe for all to be out frolicking in the cyber-space neighborhood again. If that is not art, in a different massive wondrous form, I don't know what else would be.
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