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How to Help Writers Spread Their Wings and Fly


Nikki Khan welcomes new writers and enjoys reading their work as much as she likes other writers’ work.

Help other writers no matter how little | Source

Help other writers no matter how little | Source

A Tribute to A Great Writer Bill Holland (Billybuc)

When I joined hubpages four months ago, I was a newcomer as a writer.Still learning though as this process never ends.You learn your whole life till your death.Anyhow I was new to the community here on hubpages, but I found some great friends here who really appreciated my work, no matter how bad I wrote.

Thanks to them for admiring my writings and for such a huge appreciation which may be I didn’t deserve, and don’t deserve still.I am so blessed to have such amazing writers on hubpages channel who helped me a lot in learning many aspects of creative writing.

But one writer who inspired me so much is such a wonderful person by heart.He deserves this admiration because I have seen him commenting on each hub which is interesting and informative, no matter it’s written by new writers or by experienced ones.

I have seen his articles helping writers fly in the sky with new wings or with old repaired wings.His hubs are a great source of support for creative writing or for commercial purposes.You would find a charm for every writer in his articles.He is a guardian for all writers who wish to explore writing field on hubpages or through their personal blogs.

Especially his Monday edition ‘ A Writer’s mailbag’ is an interesting way of sharing his ideas with all the writers in order to help them fly.Not only this, his other work is full of wisdom too for other writers to learn and apply in their writings.

I pay my tributes to a wonderful person, a kind hearted man, an inspiration for writers, an extraordinary talented man, one and only Mr Bill Holland (billybuc).

Please accept my tribute Bill, my friend and brother from my side.

May God bless you and your wife always, and may He give you strength to carry on good work for writers and for humanity.

Generosity is the key of popularity

You would be thinking there are many great writers on hubpages, why only Bill Holland.To be honest, the reason behind the tribute is his kind heart to welcome everyone on hubpages.And to communicate with others either through his writings or through comments.

He is got the guts to admire other writers’ work and even he teaches all the ups and downs of writing work to let others spread their wings and fly.He knows the true meaning of this what he says in his every writing.

“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

On hubpages, there are many talented writers, even more than Bill Holland, I followed many in the beginning but nobody bothers to follow back or even doesn’t reply to your comment thinking that you are nothing, just a new chap with many shortcomings like poor vocabulary, lots of grammer mistakes, no story structure or may be of different religion.

So why bother to waste your time to follow up on nobody, rather follow some popular writers who have written many books and it’s worth following them to get more famous.But dear great writers, being generous is a magic key to become popular and make special place in others’ heart.

I have seen a trend on here that some great authors don’t even bother to comment or even speak to anybody on hubpages, they silently publish their articles, get traffic and get the money.Accordaing to them, when you can get money by just publishing a hub, so why bother to make any friends or waste your time on newcomers.

And some tell new writers to get a degree first in creative writing before registering on their website blogs.As their blogs are only for specialist writers, not for new writers.

My message to such great writers who tell other writers to learn creative writing first before registering on their blogs is:

We newcomers, don’t need to register to your great fantastic blog after getting certificate in creative writing as we would have other opportunities then.Our purpose to register on some great writers blogs is to learn more.Why we would register if we already get a degree and experience in creative writing field.

Being Generous is a great way to get | Source

Being Generous is a great way to get | Source

Why have you linked your website blogs on hubpages?

I have a question for such writers who have linked their websites on hubpages just to visit them, with the label, cannot register without certificate in creative writing.

Why have you linked your website to your profile?

Well, I have answers which I think are the appropriate ones:

  1. When someone visits your website, you get clicks and that’s how adsense pays you.So linking your website is a great source of income on even one click.
  2. People visit your blog and comment there as well on your great writings, that‘s how you get more traffic and more comments.More people means more business, right.
  3. Whoever clicks on your website, checks your great books there, some on amazon, and some you have published through some other publications.They buy your books, so it means you get benefit through selling your books.
  4. Some people even hire you for their firms or for their businesses, so more money and more trade.

Is writing merely a trade business?

Now after examining all your writing trade centre, some questions arise into my mind:

  1. Is writing only a trade mark?
  2. Is this great profession is only for money?
  3. Have all the writers just written to get more followers and more traffic to get more money?
  4. A writer’s responsibility is to teach good values and to point out bad aspects of society.Where is that aim gone?
  5. Is everything only money and fame?
  6. History is full of such wonderful writers and poets who devoted themselves to serve humanity.Is all that just a book thing to learn?
  7. Practical writers are different from human fantasies about good writers?
I cannot smile after finding all this | Source

I cannot smile after finding all this | Source

A big sad face after digging this fact out

Well I say thank you to all such writers and want to tell them that:

Sorry, I don’t belong here then.

I cannot survive in such a harsh atmosphere where everything is just business and nothing else.What I learnt through my literature degree is that writing is a great way of expressing your feelings, your emotions, your community’s failings in order to bring a positive change.

And yes, you get reward at the end, you get some money, some fame at the end, and of course, people consider you as their mentors.There is not much difference in teaching and writing profession.

A teacher works in a classroom where he builds some little pioneers of future to get a bright future for the society.

And a writer works in his house, on his writing table, where he teaches whole mankind some precious gems of life and points out some dark aspects in order to make future shiny for his people.

But such people whose passion is only money.Even their writings are only for fame and business.I would like to tell them:

I am sorry you have failed whole writing profession.

Writing is worship

Some steps to help writers spread their wings and fly

If you would help others, you won’t lose anything, rather you would be more popular and would be more praised.

There are some tips for great writers to help newcomers spread their wings and fly in the sky:

  1. Hubpages is a great website to explore your writing skills for new hubbers and for professionals.Please save sometime to comment on new writers’ blogs as well to encourage their effort.Encouragment brings more work and it helps new writers to work harder.
  2. Publish such hubs which can be useful for new writers like how to write, how to be creative, how to write a good short story, how to write good dialogues.I know many have done so but some whose aim is just money, this is for them.
  3. Please don’t give any option to register on your blogs if your blogs are only for popular writers.It won’t embarrass new writers then.
  4. Speak through your comments, as good communicating skills are very necessary for becoming a great author.
  5. Make such blogs which can help new writers learn how to write effectively and how to become a good writer, do not just produce money, focus on teaching some guidlines to writing as well.
  6. Support others as much as possible to gain their writing skills, as nothing can compare your generosity.
  7. Don’t take readers as for granted, if you are unkind, nobody would read your work as social media is full of knowledge these days, readers can learn from somewhere else.They don’t need your writings if everything is just for business.
  8. Be kind and have a good heart, if you have then it would be seen.If you don’t, this would be abvious too.Kindness bears some great fruit which rudeness doesn’t.

Writer’s Note

My purpose of writing this hub is not to humiliate some writers, but to tell the truth about this great profession.Please don’t sacrifice this great skill over money.

Money cannot buy good readers, it can just soothe you for a limited period.

Fame comes after being generous, not only after publishing many articles or books.

Hopefully, some will learn here to help others is the magic wand to become a great author.

© 2018 Nikki Khan


Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 26, 2019:

Thanks, Brenda for your comment and visit.

I’m humbled by this honor. Bill is truly an excellent person and author. No doubt.

We should definitely be willing to reach out for others’ support and encouragement over the HP.

Happy Thanksgiving dear!

Have a good one.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 25, 2019:

A wonderful heartfelt article.

Writers should be willing to be kind and reach out to others. We all need help now and then.

Bill is a great writer and has a good soul. I enjoy his work.

Here's to hoping you don't find us all bad...writing is fun.

Enjoy it...the path to freeing your soul is so rewarding with writing.

I love the first box you have ...where we might help one person. Great words to live by in life.

Nice write.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on April 23, 2018:

Thanks Eric for stopping and commenting as always you do!

I really admire your positivity and courage for us all, you’re always there for every writer to comment on the writings, bless you for that.

And yes Bill truly deserves this appreciation as he’s a wonderful human being and an amazing friend.

I’m so humbled by your encouragement, there are many who are there to taunt and discourage, this is their job I guess.

I don’t take much stress of them, I know that I love to write and read that’s what I’m doing and would do in the future too.But your comment is a huge compliment for my writing which would support me to write more and more.

Bless you and your family Eric!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 23, 2018:

Sorry I missed this earlier. Anything positive about my Billybuc is spot on. Boy I like my people who comment for me. That is awesome. But being the selfish brat that I am, I get more pleasure commenting on their stuff. I believe very strongly that I get more from helping. But sometimes these writers who give me heartfelt comments bring a tear to my eye.

Really - you are a novice writer? No way. I wonder who told you that. Some folks are just born with writing in their soul I guess. Clearly that is the case for you.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 13, 2018:

Wow,,what an inspiring story you told me Doris, I am so honoured to follow you too.

And Bill Holland must be thankful to you for such an amazing description you gave of him.He is truly a wonderful person and a great friend to all the writers.

As I said, he knows his job very well ‘how to help the writers to spread their wings and fly.’

And I’m very impressed by your story now and Bill deserves a big thanks for helping all like you and all like me.

HP discourages writing only for money, you are right on this dear.

Writing and readers are connected together if writers don’t give importance to one of them, then writers can’t be successful.

So your connection with readers is very important to encourage you and to create a magic bond between readers and writers.

Thank you so much dear for sharing your side of story with me.I fully encourage to comment on other’s writings and to support new writers here on HP, this is necessary to let others fly higher in the horizon.

God bless you always Doris, you are a wonderful lady, and I’m so blessed to have you as my follower :)

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on March 12, 2018:

Nikki, this is a wonderful tribute to Bill Holland. He is a real friend to all on HubPages, and I think he is the reason I've remained. At first I was discouraged by the lack of response, but I don't think he knows this, offered me the encouragement to stay. BTW, I've been here as long as he has, so that is saying a lot.

"They don’t need your writings if everything is just for business."

I agree with your statement. In fact, HP discourages writing just for the money. I wonder how many of these people who write only for the money will be invited to write for Maven. Unfortunately, a few of them are some of HP's best writers from a "proper writing" standpoint.

It is discouraging that authors don't reply to comments made on their articles. I try to reply to each one within a day or so and I apologize to those whom I miss replying within a reasonable time. I've been wrestling alligators lately and have missed some of your fiction, but I will try my best to catch up. I am impressed with your honesty and sincerity, and I am honored to follow you.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 12, 2018:

Thanks William for your visit, I really appreciate.

Bill is been a real blessing for all of us.I totally agree with you.

Thanks for admiring my purpose of writing this hub.

God bless you.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on March 11, 2018:

I have to say Nikki, there is only one Bill Holland. He's been a blessing to all of us, I'm sure. Thanks for standing for what writing is all about! Excellent job!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 10, 2018:

Thanks Brian Leekley for your precious comment.

Bill, of course, is a mantor for many writers to learn more from him.

I am so humbled by your appreciation.I am glad that you read my hubs.Thank you so much.

Many Blessings.

Brian Leekley from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA on March 09, 2018:

​Nikki, I wholeheartedly agree with you that Bill "billybuc" Holland is an admirable person for his kindness and generosity in encouraging other writers through his comments, HP articles, and writing blog. Bill is one of my role-models in that regard, and for the quantity and quality of his output, and because he does his best to live by ideals.

I've been enjoying your fiction. I can't always think of a comment. Bill is much better than I at thinking of something apt to say.

As for your writing ability, mastery of vocabulary, grammar, rhetoric, and style is important, but heart is even more important, and that you've got. The rest you're learning fast.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 09, 2018:

Ah thank you so much Sean brother!


I am on seventh sky at the moment!

Just speechless!

That’s how I am since my childhood, not afraid of anything except God.And I am so blessed by God to have such brevity, I guess.

Thanks again for being proud of me as I am just trying my bit to help others fly higher.

God bless you always brother Sean :)

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on March 09, 2018:

You are a Smiling Soul, my Sister, as I have told you.

For me, your writing style is unique because you are not afraid to show to the world your truth. I don't care if you are famous or professional. I just enjoy that you are a WRITER WITH HEART AND SOUL!

I thank you for the help you have given me with your kind words on your comments. Let's help more new writers as you describe.

Writing is giving Love!

I am proud to consider you as my Sister,

I am proud of you because of this article.

God Bless you Smiling Soul.


Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 09, 2018:

Welcome Hari on my hub!

Thanks for admiration.

Bless you.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 09, 2018:

Thanks for your comment and opinion Jack, I agree with you that money is important but still my point is that experienced authors should establish good communications over social media and shouldn't humiliate newcomers by ignoring them.And especially over hubpages should comment and try to create community atmosphere rather than publishing in silent mode.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on March 09, 2018:

So comprehensive and beautiful dedication. Bookmarking Nikki.

- hari

jgshorebird on March 09, 2018:

This hub brings in a lot of ideas, but the tribute to Bill is certainly seconded by me. I also peruse his hubs.

There are all kinds of writers, however. Those who build community, motivate others, work for news agencies, text book companies, or hack at their keyboards at home -- alone.

For those who do not wish remuneration for their work or have ample resources, writing is said to be more 'pure.' That, some how, earning money or writing for a reward is less spiritually fulfilling. This is not necessarily true -- to me.

Money is only a tool. An economic lubricant. It is, for most of us, an absolute requirement to live. Being rewarded for words is a great motivator, but each of us chooses our own course. One type reward is not necessarily better than the other.

What matters is, what is written. A multimillionaire novelist can produce works with as much 'truth' and grace as a devout monk.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 09, 2018:

Thanks Linda for sticking along,, it is very important to help other writers, especially beginners to learn more and to aspire their work and to teach them how to expertise in this field.

As learning is a great source to get great results in writing.

Bless you dear.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 09, 2018:

Thanks Harish for visiting and for admiration.Well Bill deserves this tribute as being a great human being.

And it was necessary to pinpoint some shortcomings of writers which should be improved to keep this profession honourable.

Many Blessings.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 09, 2018:

Thanks Manatita ji!

It’s an effort to bring out some good points in writing field and on hubpages community.

Peace bhaia ji!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 08, 2018:

This is a kind tribute to Bill, Nikki. It's important that we help other people and support other writers.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on March 08, 2018:

A wonderful tribute to a distinguished and great writer Bill Holland. Nikki, you've spread a great message through this hub ; encouraging others, not only in writing but in other areana also , makes a huge differance.

manatita44 from london on March 08, 2018:

A brave, honest and reflective piece. Nice one Nikki. A Loving article for a great human being. Om Shanti!!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 08, 2018:

Welcome Md Akbar Ali on my hub!

Thanks for this wonderful admiration and honour.

Writing is an honourable profession and we should value it accordingly.

Thanks for visiting, bless you.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 08, 2018:

Thanks Ann, I just tried my best to point out some issues which bother me.

And Bill deserves this tribute, he is such a great person by heart.

Many Blessings dear.

Md Akbar Ali from Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 08, 2018:

Nikki, I am in support of your points, If I say 'your points', It is not a proper justification, it is better to say, significant and priceless points. Love it! You may ask-why? In this earth, most of us really do value the paper (dollar, pound and so forth), but not the great profession....

"Money cannot buy good readers, it can just soothe you for a limited period."

Accepts heartfelt gratitude and thanks.

Akbar Ali

Ann Carr from SW England on March 08, 2018:

You make some good points here, Nikki. Lovely of you to do such a tribute to Bill; he is indeed a good writer, good supporter of newbies and encourages us all to do our best.

You are coming on in leaps and bounds too.


Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 08, 2018:

Ha ha,, of course Frank,, I have masters degree in English Literature and have bachelors in education,, but not in creative writing :)

And I know you,, you comment because you like and enjoy otherwise you won’t.

And I write because I feel like, not for money though.

Thanks for visiting Frank, God bless you.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 08, 2018:

Thanks Bill for stopping as always and thank you so much for accepting my tribute.

Thanks for agreeing with me on this issue which needs to be heard as building a community feels much better than just writing silently.

God bless you always Bill :)

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 08, 2018:

Hey, get a degree! Before you start writing........waiting.....waiting....did you get one yet? waiting...waiting....waiting...oh Come on! LOL.. just kidding we are all good writers at least to ourselves... I have so many on here that I like and I follow because I like their work.. they never checked on my mind.. but that doesn't bother me.. such as your work. I read because I want to.. and I enjoy what I read if you read my work back.. then so be it.. if not.. hey I still read....Make sense?

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 08, 2018:

That was such a lovely thing for you to do, Nikki! I am honored and humbled by your praise. Thank you so much.

I've written several articles about this topic. I do not understand writers on a writers' site who do not comment and build community. I never will understand it. I totally agree with you.

Blessings to you, dear sweet lady.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 08, 2018:

That's right Flourish,,some hubbers don't bother to comment back,,even some new comers, and some just follow you without even bothering to comment or introduce themselves.

Hubpages is a great community site more than a business work.

All writers should consider this.

Thanks for coming along dear.

Bless you :)

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 08, 2018:

Bill should really feel honored. It’s unfortunate that you were treated this way by some people. I still recall the first person who commented on my work and welcomed me. It was very encouraging. I have done that for some newcomers and they don’t comment back. It’s very strange at first as one tries to understand the norms of the site.

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