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    SHOUT it out! Out of that turkey-induced stupor, who's writing?

    On February 14, I’ll spend the day in Norwood (NJ) school giving my Fiction Wriitng Workshop for Kids to all the 7th graders. It’ll show the students how to create a story.
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    Business Self-publishing Mini-course with Hank Quense

    This workshop is targeted at writers who are thinking abut self-publishing their first book but aren’t sure where or how to start. It provides basic information on a number of important topics relevant to the self-publishing process.
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    Watercooler What are you reading this week?

    Maski: Broken but not dead b Joylene Butler
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    Genre Writing Satiric Stories with Hank Quense

    Dropping a few jokes into a story doesn't create a satiric story. To write a satiric story, one has to deliberately start out to produce such a story. In other words, the satire has to be baked into the story right from its inception. This workshop will describe a process for creating a satiric...
  5. Story Design: a series of lectures.

    Story Design: a series of lectures.

    Do you have one or more ideas for a story but aren’t sure what to do with it? Learn how to develop your idea into a story with author Hank Quense. During his Story Design series of lectures you’ll build your characters, create a plot, design the scenes and more.
  6. Self-publishing Starter Kit

    Self-publishing Starter Kit

    This Starter Kit will get you on the correct path for successful self-publishing. If you are unfamiliar with self-publishing, the Starter Kit will get you going in the right direction. There are 4 short lectures in the Kit.
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    Comment by 'hank-quense' in media 'How to Self-publish and Market a Book'

    Based on my book with the same name, this Udemy course consists of 16 lectures with many handouts. How to Self-publish and Market a Book
  8. How to Self-publish and Market a Book

    How to Self-publish and Market a Book

    Book publishing and book marketing aren’t separate projects. They have to be worked on as an integrated project. That's what this course does: it integrates ...
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    Watercooler What are you reading this week?

    The Andromeda Evolution by Daniel Wilson. It's a continuation of Michael Crichton's book. I"m about half-way through it and I won't be finishing it. The author's writing style is very annoying. He switches tense in mid-paragraph and makes authorial intrusions abut what is going on.
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    Planning_A_Novel.jpg

    Creating a long story such as a novel requires a great deal of effort and creativity. It is easy to get lost in the details and to lose focus on the main issues. This book describes a process to plan your story project prior to writing the first draft.
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    Wotan_New_1.jpg

    Wotan is in trouble. The Rhinegold has gone missing and an alien has it.
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    TFG award cover.jpg

    Six humorous short stories and two novellas filled with elves, dwarfs, yuks and even humans.
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    All things writing What do you guys think of this?

    Nice graphic. A picture really does save a great many words.
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    Speculative Fiction

    Now that NanoWriMo is over, I'm curious about something. I don't do this November gig and I have never visited the website. So what does everyone do with the novel they write during the month? What's the next step in your process?
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    SHOUT it out! Out of that turkey-induced stupor, who's writing?

    there is so much garbage standing in our way of becoming a famous author:giggle:
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    SHOUT it out! Out of that turkey-induced stupor, who's writing?

    Writing no, marketing yes. Also figuring outwhy I can't long into my wordpress site
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    Falstaff_Award_ebook2.jpg

    This novel is Shakespeare's Worst Nightmare. It takes two of the Bard's most famous plays, Hamlet and Othello, and recasts them with fantasy characters in a place called Gundarland. Hamlet is a dwarf and Othello is a dark elf. Iago and his wife, Emilia, are trolls.
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    TKWD EbookCover.jpg

    A long time ago, at the beginning of this fantasy adventure, Bohan was a king. But that was before the sleep spell. Now that he’s awake again, it’s time for a quest to get revenge. Fantasy humor doesn’t better than this.
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    SHOUT it out! NaNoWriMo article

    Angie's Diary published an article of mine. You can read it here: What Happens After NaNoWriMo? | Angie's Diary
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    Promo & Marketing Facebook algorithm changes reducing organic post reach (anyone surprised? grrr)

    I gave up on facebook a while ago. I rarely use them to boost a post. That's just throwing money away. Getting "likes" for a page seems to be a waste of time since the people who liked my page will rarely see a post, even if I spend money to books thte post