Hank Quense: Meet the Author at Indie Book Source

Let Hank Quense teach you the art of writing books on an archived edition of the Meet The Author Podcast at Indie Book Source, hosted by Rob and Joan Carter.

Early in his writing career, Hank Quense was strongly influenced by two authors: Douglas Adams and his Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. Happily, Hank has never quite recovered from those experiences.

He lives with his wife in northern New Jersey, a mere twenty miles from Manhattan, the center of the galaxy (according to those who live in Manhattan).

They have two daughters and five grandchildren all of whom live close by.

For vacations, Hank and Pat usually visit distant parts of the galaxy. Occasionally, they also time-travel.

Besides writing novels, Hank lectures on fiction writing, publishing, and book marketing. He is most proud of his talk showing grammar school kids how to create a short story.

He used these lectures to create an advanced eBook with embedded videos to coach the students on how to create characters, plots, and settings.

The target audience is 4th to 7th graders. The book’s title is Fiction Writing Workshop for Kids.

He has a number of links where you can follow his work and his occasional rants:

Hank’s blog: http://hankquense.org

Strange Worlds website: http://hankquense.org

Hank Quense

Creating Stories

Do you have a story in you?
Do you know how to write it or how to tell it? Creating Stories has the answers.

Hank Quense, the author of more than twenty books, tells you how to do it. He believes that stories come from the melding of three elements: getting ideas, story design, and story-telling. Ideas have to come from the author.

Creating Stories covers the last two. The book concentrates on developing characters including rarely discussed requirements such as a dominant reader emotion and the character’s biography.

Plots are also covered in depth, and a number of graphics are included to illustrate complex points. Another topic discusses subplots and how to utilize them and nest them within the main plot.

A separate chapter discusses the relationship between the plot and the emotional arcs. Other topics covered are character arcs, scene design, point-of-view, and writing voice.

Here is the Table of Contents: Part 1: Setting & Characters Chapter 1: Getting Started Chapter 2: Setting Chapter 3: Characters-1 Chapter 4: Characters-2 Chapter 5: More Character Stuff Part 2: Plotting Chapter 6: Plotting Chapter 7: Subplots Chapter 8: Scene Design Chapter 9: Plot and Emotional Arcs Part 3: Story-telling Chapter 10: Basic Stuff Chapter 11: Point-of-View Chapter 12: Writing Voice Part 4: More Stuff Chapter 13: Parody, Humor and Satire Chapter 14: Odds & Ends Chapter 15: Other Stuff Chapter 16: Appendices Chapter 17: About the Author

Book Marketing Fundamentals

Don’t try to market your book without finding a mentor! So, what if you had an experienced author to guide your marketing plans?

Author Hank Quense has self-published and marketed over 30 books. He’s written and marketed both fiction and non-fiction.

He also lectures and holds webinars on self-publishing and on book marketing. Imagine developing a detailed marketing plan for your book and then implementing it.

In this book, you’ll learn: – How to develop your author’s platform material – How to write your marketing content – How to engage in marketing activities – How to get more book reviews – What kind of events to hold – How to get publicity- How to use (or not use) advertising. – What other authors say about book marketing.

Buy this book and begin telling the world about your book!

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