I am used to writing long articles from from 10 to 30 pages long. How do I condense these into a hub
An article on HubPages is written as a response to what is typed in a search engine's (i.e. Google) toolbar. I suggest you take your long articles and condense them so that they:
1. Answer the query early in the article.
2. Capture the reader's attention so that they complete reading the article.
Some subjects require longer articles, some do not. Think of it as every word you put in your longer articles is important to the work.
Here's HubPages founder Paul Edmondson instructing a young Hubber in the early days of HubPages:
Hope this helps.
(Just kidding! The video is from A River Runs Through it, a biography written by Norman Mclean).
I've had this same issue where I need to take long paged articles for school and make them internet friendly. Never quite as much as 30 pages, but long none the less.
I think if your hub is reaching about 3000 words in length it's best to start splitting it up into smaller hubs. This was a suggestion by Hubpages staff in their FAQ's I think or something of the sort.
Can you split different subsections of the article into smaller hubs? For example, you write about religion so make one part "Religious books to read" another can be "Eternal destiny" etc. Whatever makes sense to split into small sections for that article. Hope that helped.
wow, if you can write that long, i suggest you break them into several hubs, each hub 1k words, link them together, too long hubs may not please every readers
List the main points in the longer article. Summarize each section more succinctly. The long articles can be made into e-books, the hubs can be short "tasters" that link to the longer e-books. Hope that helps.
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