How long have you been writing seriously?
Not writing for grade school or a journal, but writing your own content whether for publication on HubPages or other online venues or for print publication or for some other serious purpose on a regular basis.
I have been writing seriously for a year now, but have been writing for a hobby since high school about ten years ago.
I enjoy writing; it relaxes me and helps me to escape the reality for a short while.
I think most of us on HubPages enjoy writing and find it relaxing--you've hit the nail on the head, so to speak. It also helps me to relax and "escape the reality for a short while"--great line! Thanks for sharing your comments, jabelufiroz!
I wrote my first novel back in 2009. I would say that's the first serious writing and I'm not about to stop writing those any time soon. I've tried both blogging and having my own website, but for some reason neither held my attention for very long. I really think I found my on-line home here at Hubpages. I like the format and the people. I'm taking writing hubs seriously even though not all of my articles will be serious.
I have been writing seriously since 2008 for many writing sites and finally got to HP which above all is my best
Hi DDE! I know what you mean--HubPages almost pulls the great writer out of the inside of all of us. We're a helpful and intelligent bunch of diverse personalities and topics, and the feedback is so helpful! I've learned a lot here! Cheers!
Excellent! And you've already got a score of 77--sounds like you're a natural to me, DMSTYLES. Don't get discouraged if you trip and fall on a given piece, (my advice for "new" writers): we dinosaurs turn out just as many losers. :-) Cheers!
I started copywriting in my 20's for various companies and publications but I feel my real writing started later when I wrote stories and articles for my own enjoyment more than about products. Joining Hubpages has helped, so including my time on Hubpages I'd say about 10 years. I've enjoyed every minute because without writing I don't know what I would do.
I think many of us share your sentiments, "without writing I don't know what I would do." and "I've enjoyed every minute". Thanks for inspiring use, MPG Narratives! It's always nice to hear that one can do the same thing for years and not get bored.
I would like to say three or four years. However, I question whether this answer would be appropriate. The truth is that I have seen so much improvement in my recently penned articles that my earlier stuff embarrasses me, and it's only material from the past six months to a year that I feel okay with having available.
I am now at a point where I am comfortable with the quality of my writing. However, I have to wonder if further improvement will make me feel as bothered by this work as I am by my previous work...
Chris Qu, don't over-think it: you had to learn. Your earlier works were simply part of that process. We all go through it if we stick with writing (or anything) long enough. Accept your earlier works and be proud of your progress since then. :-)
I have been writing for 4 years and have published 4 books on top of what I write and publish on HubPages.
WOW! I'm always blown away by someone who can write a book. I'm a tech writer, so I've written a few hundred manuals, but nothing fiction aside from short stories. Four years + 4 PUBLISHED books--"you go" milleramanda53! You're inspiring to us all!
Laura....I have always enjoyed writing, however after acquiring this auto-immune disorder and losing the precious art of walking, and " normal " everyday taken for granted abilities 5 years ago , I knew there had to be others facing the same frustrations. Since my retirement from Medicine, I have done Medical Research,so I started a website and began to write about the issues many have to deal with on a daily basis and have published two books, of which I took a " tongue in cheek" humor approach. Using the metaphor of " weeds " as survivors in the garden of life and I have heard from many people whose lives have been changed by my writes, so in this way I have found my " purpose " in life... letting others know they are not alone in this world.
Great question...looking forward to hearing other responses....
kj force, if you touch even ONE life in a positive way, you are a hero in my mind. "letting others know they are not alone in this world" is such a positive thing that I'm sure you've touched even more than you realize. Thank you for your good works!
I've been writing for my own purposes since 1958, starting out writing science fiction.
I've published a novel. I've won first place honors for an essay ("Outsiderness in the Scientific Community," Krupnick Award, Los Angeles), and first place honors for a short story ("Toady," Dutton Books Award, Los Angeles).
I now have over a dozen websites and six blogs. I also write for clients all over the world, including Paris, France, Sydney, Australia and Houston, Texas.
Now, I'm working on several science fiction novels and two non-fiction books.
WOW!! An inspiration to all of us (at least to me)! You're smiling in your picture, so life as a writer must be pretty good. As a professional tech writer, I share your smile--get paid doing what we love. I have to look up your other works! Cheers!
I've been writing poetry since I was 12 years old. As far as short stories and articles I've only been writing for 6 years total.
wisdom25, "only" 6 years gave me a chuckle; and, poetry counts as serious writing! Best of luck on your upcoming years of writing. I hope you never tire of it because you're obviously a versatile writer with a wide background. That's cool!
Thanks Laura. That mean a lot. I'm still trying to improve my writing as much as possible. Much Love and Respect.
by Laurel Rogers 10 years ago
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by grumpiornot 10 years ago
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by mastergreen 7 years ago
Do you still enjoy writing on Hubpages?Do you think it's worth it? I mean, what makes you want to continue here? Is it still worth it? What do you think? Do you enjoy it anymore? So tell, Do you still enjoy writing on Hubpages?
by Edward Zhang 10 years ago
Do you write on HubPages for the money, or for your own enjoyment?Or maybe even neither! What's your reason for writing at HubPages?
by Kathleen Odenthal 7 years ago
Other than HP, where do you enjoy writing online?Im sure most writers on here don't have all their eggs in one basket, and write elsewhere. I was wondering what sites you all write for and what you think of them?
by Ginny 10 years ago
What are your HubPages goals for the next year? Income, number of hubs published, writing goals?
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