Complexity! In a hub you can get your message across without creating a web of plots and subplots, if you are writing fiction. To develop a non-fiction book you need a comprehensive investigation of the topic. You also need to establish your position when writing the book. All in all, a lot of work when you can write a hub within a given period of time.
Maybe people write short hubs because the world is becoming paperless and people want information as fast as they can get it.
I prefer writing articles between 500-1200 words because I don't have the attention span for anything longer. It allows me to write about a wide variety of topics.
From my perspective: a lack of creative inspiration limits my writing blogs and hubs-so not getting around to actually writing my long awaited book:
by Angela Michelle Schultz 6 years ago
I feel concerned that the reason google may prefer ehow as opposed to hubpages, is because there is an abundance of poetry and short stories. I am not by any means saying that those who publish the short stories and poetry are not good, but they are not usually searchable or high market. I...
by Wesley Meacham 5 years ago
How well do poems and short stories do on HP?I noticed a while back somewhere that HP staff had mentioned that creative writing such as poems and short stories don't do as well as informational pieces. I'm curious to know about the earnings of some of the people who publish a lot of these. Do you...
by Susan Britton 5 years ago
How are you promoting your poetry and fiction writing now that Hubpages is putting most of it on idle?
by Doodlehead 5 years ago
Are your writing as many hubs as you used to? Why or Why not?What are the factors that you have decided to write more or fewer hubs than before?
by Suzette Walker 5 years ago
Why are hubbers who only comment and criticize but do not write hubs allowed to remain here?In the past two days, I have had two hubbers criticize my writings after not even thoroughly reading the article/hub. When I check their profile page they have not even written one hub/article...
by Joseph Franklin Dunkin Jr 6 years ago
Let's support our own efforts by reading each other's short stories, then leaving a comment at the bottom of the hub (pro or con). I have three stories posted at jfrankdunkin.hubpages.com. They are, "The Baroness of Haut De Cagnes", "Recess, the Podium Light", and...
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