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.

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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.

FNN Report: Republican Senators Denounced

Today, The wife of the Vice-president expressed dissatisfaction with the impeachment hearings claiming the Republican Senators were all cowards. 

She praised the efforts of the Democrats in both houses and felt they had proved the case that the President committed crimes and deserved to be removed from office

She went on to say “My husband will make a good President and we’ll go to church every Sunday.  Maybe more often. He has plans to build a small chapel in the White House and it won’t cost the taxpayers more than fifty million or so.”

She added that the Vice-president suffered severe back pains from standing for long hours behind the President’s desk while he signed executive orders or held press conferences. “It’s time he sat in chair,” she concluded.

 

Reviews for: How to Self-publish and Market a Book

My series of lectures has received four 5-star ratings and three reviews.

And right now is on sale at over 50% discount

Lewis Brett Smiler said: The course gave clear and thorough coverage to the numerous tasks involved with self-publishing a book and warned of the many mistakes authors can easily make.

Carol Gyzander’s review read: I am delighted that he covers the early planning stages so well. There are so many things that we hear need to be done for self-publishing and marketing to be successful; it can be overwhelming! The thing I liked best is that Mr. Quense shows what we should do for the six months ahead (as well as the time after) the launch, and breaks it all down, month by month. Finally, some light in the darkness and shape to the madness! The handouts are very useful as well, ranging from simple task lists to sample questions to share with potential reviewers. All in all, a very useful course.

Mark Cain (author of the Circles in Hell series) said: The course provides welcome guidance for the writer who has never before self-published. It really delivers on its promise to help the newbie by demystifying the process. This is not the first Hank Quense offering I’ve examined. One of the things I appreciate about his approach is its “step by step” character. He ticks off all the major, and some minor, tasks for publishing and marketing, gathering them into a simplified timeline (6 months before publication, 5 months, etc.) that is easy to follow and to employ with your own manuscript