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JoHarrington
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on 08/18/2012

Hiya,


I'm asking on behalf of someone else (because I'm a gobby git, and she isn't!) - is fiction allowed on Wizzley? 

 

yours

Jo

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chefkeem
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on 08/18/2012

In general, we're a bit wary of fiction. 

The "useful content"-bit is often questionable.

Yes, we feature a few authors with somewhat fictional stuff or poetry, but we prefer at least a mix: some fiction, perhaps, but then also some sure-fire helpful content.

I know - every author thinks their prose is gonna change the world. And maybe it will. But there are other portals out there that specialize in those things, which may be even more beneficial for the author.

I know it's a bit of a vage answer. But the real question is: why would someone want to publish their fiction on Wizzley? It disappears among all the other articles, and we are no literary promoters. There must be a better way to get your novels out there, don't you think?

One idea: publish a Kindle-book and then promote it with an inspiring article on Wizzley. Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Jerrico_Usher
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on 08/19/2012

I think what Jo is asking is can someone publish a fictitious peice, a story perhaps, that is about 1000 words long. I don't think anyone is going to try to publish a book here, but telling short stories is a great idea because it has many benefits for the site in SEO and in fan base. I can't see this being a bad thing and here's why:

1. It is an SEO benefit for the site

2. It could draw fans and potential sign ups (who write nonfiction or other types of writing)

3. It can link to several articles that may explain further parts of the story thus driving traffic to those articles some which may be product based

An example is someone wrote short stories surrounding the Matrix type of realms, then linked out to articles covering various psychology points in the short stories (1000 word stories), those articles offered books on psychology and enlightenment, and the various things discussed, even "the matrix" box set with 8 discs of psychology discussions between world leading experts in the various fields of study.

Hubpages has A Lot of these pages and the authors are doing well who follow the aforementioned format... 

Besides, stories are a huge staple in modern literature, and online pages with stories are found a lot on stumbleupon and reddit, often linking out to a "money page" the story excited them about (i.e. someone read a story about the light saber and maybe someone fictitiously building one- then they include links to an article that shows you how to build an amazingly real looking prop- that article offers ads for the pieces discussed.... 

see how they work together? They also add SEO to the site because they are genuine content, people like it, and it keeps us diversified as well as the writers. Uniqueness is almost guaranteed too!

Jerrico


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chefkeem
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on 08/19/2012

Jo asked a general question - I gave a more or less general answer. 

There are exceptions to any rules, of course. We'd have to see the article first, before making a clear decision.

Yes, you can create a useful article with fiction, if you know what you're doing.  Smile 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
JoHarrington
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on 08/19/2012

I would have to clarify, but I believe it was posting a story as a Wizzle. :)


chefkeem
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on 08/19/2012

What makes a good Wizzley article?

Well, you certainly know the answer, Jo.  Smile

  • interesting topic - searched for on Google, Bing, etc.
  • relevant content that satisfies searchers' inquiries
  • attractive presentation with images, videos, links to further resources
  • relevant products for sale (optional but desirable)

A good writer should be able to provide a mix of interesting, useful content and self-promotional materials. After all, that's what online-writing is all about.

If you're only after promoting your own stuff, you're better off with a personal blog. But even then you'd go nowhere without using social media, where you'd have to mix useful stuff with your self-promotion. See?

People won't be interested in you, if you're not first interested in them.

People always ask, "what's in it for me?"

If you can define that need, and then fulfill it with a piece of prose...great! Add the proper packaging (images, vids, etc.), and you have a good Wizzley article.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
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