WritersARC Organization Chart

In the graphic, you can see how the Writers and Authors Resource Center is organized.

The content is aimed at specific groups:

  • Fiction writers looking for help.
  • Authors struggling to get an understanding of self-publishing.
  • Authors trying to market their book, whether self-published or traditional published.

Not all the content in the graphic is yet available.  Additional material will be constantly added.  Visit the home page for more details and content links.

The Notion Website is an auxiliary website for the types of material not suitable for a WordPress site. Kanban style boards and databases are examples

 

Writers and Authors Resource Center

I’ve been writing fiction for over twenty years, I’ve been self-publishing for more than ten and I’ve been lecturing for at least ten years.

During that time, I have gathered a lot of experience, and gained some expertise in fiction writing and publishing. I’ve also accumulated a lot of material relevant to fiction writing, self-publishing and book marketing.

I have often thought about creating a library of some sort and collect all his articles, lectures, books, videos and other material under on a website where writers and authors looking for help could find.
I’ve finally done it!

I created a separate section on his website for all this material. It’s called Writers & Authors Resource Center. The main page is at http://hankquense.org/wp/writers-and-authors-resource-center/. It has links to all the other pages.

Check it out and see if there is something you need.  You may want to bookmark this page because more content will soon be added.

Webinars

I’ve started a new project: webinars.

 

Using the EZTalk website and software, I’ll be presenting live webinars about once a month.  The first topic is How to Self-publish and Market a Book.  It will be a free 2-part lecture.  The details are:

Part 1: June 23: 1:00PM  Click here to register

Part 2: June 25: 1:00PM Click here to register


Future webinars will cover:

Writing satire

Mind-mapping a novel

Converting a manuscript to an ebook

Book marketing fundamentals

and other topics

 

Hoarding? Or Surviving?

I know a lot of people are upset about the empty supermarket shelves and have complained abut hoarding by a few shoppers.  I don’t see it as hoarding.

Normally, many people go shopping a few times a week to restock food and supplies.  With most, if not all of us, facing a two week quarantine, it is necessary to stockpile food and supples in order to make it through the quarantine period.  So it isn’t hoarding that is going on, it’s simply getting prepared for an extended quarantine period.  

If our incompetent government hadn’t told us “everything is fine, nothing to worry about”, suppliers would have time to ramp up production to meet the quarantine supply situation. 

In time, the supply situation will work out but not before all of us have a quarantine stockpile of food and supplies.

Excellent Comprehensive Guide on Self-publishing and Book Marketing

My latest book How to Self-publish and Market a Book received a new five star review

How to Self-publish and Market a Book is available in both ebook and print editions.

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

FNN Report: White House plans an online store

The White House issued the following press release this morning.

President Trump is delighted to announce the soon-to-be open online store where innocent felons can redeem their freedom.  The store will alleviate anxiety and confusion over the pardoning process and eliminate the unfair delays often found in the current process. 

The store will allow imprisoned citizens to overcome injustice by providing a simple method to obtain a pardon or to have a sentence commuted.

Both pardons and commuted sentences will be available in single, named and signed documents or single blank, signed documents where the recipient can be filled in later as appropriate.  A cost-saving family plan is also available for both pardons and commuted sentences. 

The price list for documents is as follows:

  • Single named pardon: $2 million
  • Single blank pardon: $5 million
  • Family plan with five blank pardons: $18 million
  • Single named commute: $1.5 million
  • Single blank commute: $4 million
  • Family plan with five blank commutes: $16 million.

Purchasing a pardon or a commute will make a great present for a loved one. 

Checks should be made out to the Donald J. Trump Reelection  Committee.

Cash payments will receive a ten percent discount.

As soon as the store opens, the web site location will be announced in a =nother press release.

 

Fiction Writing Workshop for Kids

My Udemy lecture course Fiction Writing Workshop for Kids is now available

This workshop provides grammar school and middle school students with a simple, step-by-step approach to creating and developing a short story.  Three separate story ideas are explored and in each one, the students are lead through a process to develop the characters, the plot and the story setting.  Text boxes are used to record the student’s ideas and these text boxes are then used to develop the story.

FNN Report: Pentagon Refuses A Trump Order

Faux News Network’s political reporter, Stacy Conundrum, filed this report from Washington.

Today, the Pentagon refused to obey a direct order from President Trump.

A Pentagon press officer explained to reporters that it was against the law for the military to conduct operations against civilians or their property within the USA.  Therefore, the Air Force could not bomb Senator Mitt Romney’s home in Utah as ordered. Similarly, Navy Seals could not conduct a stealth mission to blow up the Senator’s home. 

The Pentagon spokesperson went on to say the situation was completely different if Sen. Romney owned a chateau in France.  Then, if the French gave the USA permission to penetrate its air space, the Pentagon could bomb the chateau although the French government would surely protest the bombing of its territory.  The French would likely retaliate by sending a covert team into Scotland where they would destroy the greens at Trump’s golf course.

Ms. Conundrum will continue to follow this breaking story.