I’ve long been a huge admirer of Litquake, which to me is one of the most vibrant and engaged literary festival anywhere in the world. So I am delighted to have Ransom Stephens, Litquake host and organizer, participate in the “On Writing Well” series. As a novelist, writer and Litquake event organizer, Ransom’s advice, both…Read More
Tips on Online Commenting
Commenting – it has become an extremely important part of the online experience. Are you, as a writer, leveraging comments to their full potential? Listen in to this week’s Online Writing Insider podcast (Tips on Commenting) as Jason Menayan and Simone Smith, two long-time netizens, share the top dos and don’ts with leaving, accepting, curating,…Read More
Vote for the HubPages Panel for SXSW 2012!
Have you ever had the chance to attend SXSW? Otherwise known as South by Southwest, this annual conference which takes place in Austin, Texas is the place to share, see, and discuss cutting-edge technology, entertainment, products, music, and film. HubPages has proposed a panel for SXSW 2012 at which our CEO Paul Edmondson would talk…Read More
This week’s Fascinating Fiction podcast features another Western short story by WillStarr: Western Short Story – The Proposals It’s a delightful Hub, and if you don’t have time to listen to this podcast, be sure to read the original (or do both). There’s a delightful twist at the end. Reading this particular story is the always…Read More
How to Survive a Zombie ATTACK!
For the first time ever, I am joined in the Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts Podcast by Marina Lazarevic, and we decided to address a serious (or at least seriously awesome) subject: preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Because there are so many great zombie articles on HubPages, this podcast (Zombie ATTACK!) had to be about…Read More
On Writing Well: Writing Groups
Writing can often feel like an isolated occupation, especially when you want feedback on your writing, or are working on a longer piece that takes a great deal of time. Many writers work from home, and miss the companionship and collaboration that other occupations provide. Joining or creating a writing group may alleviate the sense…Read More
Establishing Your Personal Brand
When you hear the word “brand” you may think of companies, not writers, but creating a strong personal brand is very important if you wish to make it as an author. For this week’s Online Writing Insider podcast, Pia Chatterjee and I discuss four simple things you can do to build your personal brand as…Read More
New HubPages Site Design – Give Us Your Feedback!
As we mentioned in a previous post, the site widening that is about to take place is the first step in a more involved redesign of HubPages.com. James Edmondson has been working on this redesign for some time now, and we’d love to give you a sneak peek at the new look. Have a look…Read More
Once Upon a Childhood: Pirate Gold
I’m a sucker for short, funny stories, so when Hyphenbird shared Once Upon a Childhood: Pirate’s Gold with me, I knew we had to make a podcast of it! Though she created her own fantastic recording, some technical glitches have prevented me from using it for the time being, so this week’s Fascinating Fiction podcast…Read More
Job Hunting, Kermit, and Indiana Jones-style Adventures: An Interview with Dave Powell
Each day, more and more amazing writers join HubPages, and it is an absolute pleasure to get to know them. One particularly cool new Hubber is Dave Powell, who has already published a handful of excellent Hubs- and brings with him some fascinating background to boot! Though busy getting started on the site, Dave Powell…Read More