Is my writing good enough to get published?

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  1. phtech profile image80
    phtechposted 5 years ago

    Is my writing good enough to get published?

    I would really appreciate some feedback. I feel like my writing isn't as good as I thought and feel like I'm getting discouraged. If I need to change anything, criticism is greatly appreciated.

  2. SidKemp profile image91
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    PhTech, I just took some time to review about five of your hubs. You are a good, well-rounded writer. I moved out of the IT world to become first a trainer (writing manuals and teaching) then an author. I had a bit more training and experience writing early on, as I was a writing major in college.

    I would say, you have what it takes, as long as you realize one thing: You can always improve. One of the great things about writing is that every single part of it is something we can get better at.

    Your basic grammar and spelling need very little improvement. Your writing style is okay, but read more great writers, and you can make it much better.

    Your focus is all right, but could really use some improvements. For each article, get very clear on who your readers are, and how they will benefit from reading what you write. Then write to them as an expert, saying, "I've been there, and here's how to get there." Make it a bit more education and a bit less story. (Or, tell a great story and inspire.) Right now, you sit somewhere between the two. Sharpen that focus.

    Some things you can do to improve:
    - Read the entire HubPages Learning Center (under help) and make a list of capsules and techniques to add to what you are doing.
    - Hop hubs using the New Hub Hopper. Learn the criteria very well. Know the difference between okay writing and great writing. And then make yours great.
    - Read great literature and essays, and learn from the best.
    - Never stop. Commit to it for the long haul.

    You will succeed, my friend.

    1. phtech profile image80
      phtechposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much for your help. I always appreciate constructive criticism. I will spend some more time on the HubPages Learning Center and will read some of your hubs to learn. Have a great day!

  3. FaithDream profile image78
    FaithDreamposted 5 years ago

    I think Sidkemp gave you some really great advice. The only thing I would add is to find your writer's voice. Know who you are and what you're passionate about. Write about those things and your writing will flow naturally. 

    Remember writing is a craft, you get better the more you do it. I read several of your hubs. They are very good. I would encourage you to tap inside and see what you really want to accomplish. What do you hope for? What are your dreams?  Find that and write about it. You have a story to share, I can see that.

    Remember the term, less is more? Try to show readers your idea with less words. Sometimes powerful and passionate words make a bigger impact. As with anything else, don't give up.

    1. phtech profile image80
      phtechposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I appreciate it. This is uplifting criticism.

    2. SidKemp profile image91
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, FaithDream. When I spoke of focus, I was really thinking about you first finding your audience (for each article, and/or in general) and then developing your unique writer's voice. I just didn't take my thinking a far as FaithDream did.

  4. cherryseeds profile image59
    cherryseedsposted 5 years ago

    hello phtech, it is good that you evaluate yourself and have some diligence in your writing. You also have to keep patience in your writing as you will not start by the peak, you have to grow up gradually, face challenges and be still as long as you write about what you really like and are passionate about. There is a great  hub you may like to read for your diligence: … s-Patience

    1. phtech profile image80
      phtechposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I will look into it.

    2. phtech profile image80
      phtechposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is a great hub. I'm glad you shared it with me. It definitely lit a new fire in me to keep pushing and build my own Great Pyramid. Thanks once again.

    3. cherryseeds profile image59
      cherryseedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's my pleasure. thanks too

  5. Diana Lee profile image82
    Diana Leeposted 5 years ago

    Practice as much as possible and read as much as you can about writing.  The more you get exposure, the more feedback you will get. This is a great place to get exposure to your work. The inspiration will keep you trying harder.  Be patient.

  6. erorantes profile image55
    erorantesposted 5 years ago

    Yes , you are a good writer. If you are not getting a respond. It is because you need to write about a subjet that people like. Try poetry. Look under art. Then poems. If they get feed back. You can get too. Go read other hubs. Make it simple and good. For Example, How to change a tire.  Take a picture of your tire. them give instructions. If you do not know how to change a tire . Write about something else. Something that you know with out harming another person. Good luck writing your hubs.


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