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Craig Hansen

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in Duluth, MN, The United States
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Craig Hansen wrote his first SF published short story, “The S.S. Nova,” when he was fourteen. It was published in the Minnesota Writers in the Schools COMPAS program’s 1981 anthology of student writing, When It Grows Up, You Say Goodbye To It. That was when he decided to dedicate himself to writing.
Hansen earned two degrees at Minnesota State University at Mankato under the mentorship of young adult novelist Terry Davis. In the years that followed, Hansen worked a variety of jobs, including five years in journalism in northwestern Wisconsin, where he earned several state awards for his writing and editing.
His work has appeared in the Meadowbrook Press anthology, Girls to the Rescue, Book 1, as well as the true crime journal, Ripper Notes, i
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My latest short thriller, Nice Girl Like You, is now available. Currently, an Amazon-exclusive release.

Hope you all give it a chance and enjoy the read.
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Average rating: 3.69 · 105 ratings · 29 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
The Woodsman

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Fireweed Trail

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Most Likely

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Under Contract

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Shada

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Nice Girl Like You

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Ripe

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Stephen King
“It’s easy to become careless when making rough comparisons, but the alternative is a prissy attention to detail that takes all the fun out of writing.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King
“Two pages of the passive voice—just about any business document ever written, in other words, not to mention reams of bad fiction—make me want to scream. It’s weak, it’s circuitous, and it’s frequently tortuous, as well. How about this: My first kiss will always be recalled by me as how my romance with Shayna was begun. Oh, man—who farted, right? A simpler way to express this idea—sweeter and more forceful, as well—might be this: My romance with Shayna began with our first kiss. I’ll never forget it. I’m not in love with this because it uses with twice in four words, but at least we’re out of that awful passive voice.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King
“You can argue that it expresses a degree of difference between He closed the door and He slammed the door, and you’ll get no argument from me  . . . . but what about context? What about all the enlightening (not to say emotionally moving) prose which came before He closed the door firmly? Shouldn’t this tell us how he closed the door? And if the foregoing prose does tell us, isn’t firmly an extra word? Isn’t it redundant? Someone out there is now accusing me of being tiresome and anal-retentive. I deny it. I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King
“Is this a case of “Do as I say, not as I do?” The reader has a perfect right to ask the question, and I have a duty to provide an honest answer. Yes. It is. You need only look back through some of my own fiction to know that I’m just another ordinary sinner. I’ve been pretty good about avoiding the passive tense, but I’ve spilled out my share of adverbs in my time, including some (it shames me to say it) in dialogue attribution. (I have never fallen so low as “he grated” or “Bill jerked out,” though.) When I do it, it’s usually for the same reason any writer does it: because I am afraid the reader won’t understand me if I don’t. I’m convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King
“And no matter how much I want to encourage the man or woman trying for the first time to write seriously, I can’t lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers.”
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message 2: by BooksChatter (last edited Jun 14, 2015 06:44PM)

BooksChatter Dear Craig,

we are shocked and saddened to hear about your sad news, and all wish you a speedy and full recovery.
We really want to read and promote your work!

Best wishes to you and your family,

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message 1: by J.L.

J.L. Bryan Hi Craig, I enjoyed your masssive Amanda Hocking interview :)


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