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Hank Quense

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Hank Quense writes humorous and satiric scifi and fantasy stories. He also writes about fiction writing and self-publishing. He has published 14 books and 50 short stories along with a few dozen articles. He often lectures on fiction writing and publishing and has a series of guides covering the basics on each subject.
He and his wife, Pat, usually vacation in another galaxy or parallel universe. They also time travel occasionally when Hank is searching for new story ideas.
Visit Hank's websites: http://hank-quense.com/wp and http://strangeworldspublishing.com/wp

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Hank Quense I've never experienced writer's block. Possibly this is because I always have at least three major writing projects underway. Usually, the three break…moreI've never experienced writer's block. Possibly this is because I always have at least three major writing projects underway. Usually, the three break down this way. One is in the final editing/revision stage. In the second I'm writing a first draft and the third I'm collecting ideas prior to starting the story design.
If I'm working on one of the three and my mind is a blank, I put that project away and move to one of the other two. After I while, I can return to the first one and make progress on it. (less)
Hank Quense The most important advice I can give to aspiring fiction writers is this. Know the ending before before you start to write the first draft. You should…moreThe most important advice I can give to aspiring fiction writers is this. Know the ending before before you start to write the first draft. You should also know what path will take you from the story's beginning to that ending.(less)
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Moxie's Problem

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Tales from Gundarland

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Zaftan Entrepreneurs

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Zaftan Miscreants

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Creating Stories

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Complete Self-publishing Guide

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Starting in August, I’ll roll out the Zaftan Troubles, a series of seven ebooks.  Contact: Book 1 will become available on August 15.  Books 2 through 7 will be relased at two week intervals. The...


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Wotan's Dilemma (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: What would happen if you took the libretto that Richard Wagner used for his Ring Cycle of operas and moved it from the Dark Ages to the future? And what if, the all powerful Ring became an all-powerful computer chip?  And what if, the fantasy creatures were aliens? You'd get Wotan's Dilemma.  It's a retelling of the Rhinegold Myth as scifi instead of fantasy with humor replacing most of the horror. Beautiful goddesses, magical gold, quantum electronics, aliens, a murderous god, great heroes: what more could a reader want?
Moxie's Problem (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Do you enjoy untypical coming-of-age stories? Well, you won’t find one more untypical than Moxie’s Problem. Moxie is an obnoxious, teen-age princess who has never been outside her father’s castle. Until now. The real world is quite different and she struggles to come to grips with reality. The story take space against a backdrop of Camelot. But it isn’t the Camelot of legends. It’s Camelot in a parallel universe. So, all bets are off!
Falstaff's Big Gamble (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: one of the main characters is Hamlet. This is his first scene in the novel
Zaftan Entrepreneurs (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Book 1 of the Zaftan Trilogy
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“To him, one of the most fascinating historical aspects of governments was their complete disregard for governing. Governments were single-minded and interested only in increasing their control and any governance that came out of the government's actions were purely coincidental. .... The lowest flunky as well as the most powerful bureaucrat was more interested in protecting his sinecure than in helping the citizens who coughed up tax money to pay the government worker's salaries.”
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message 3: by Sam

Sam I'll be honest, I haven't read work by either of those authors but I've only recently been starting to expand what and who I read, thanks to Goodreads. I'll keep an eye out for them at the library though

Oh I'm jealous, I bet the original is far superior :-)


message 2: by Hank

Hank Quense If you like authors like Chris Moore or Tom Holt, I think you'll enjoy Fool's Gold. My wife and I have seen both fountains. The original is much better if only because it's surrounded by Rome, an unforgettable city


Sam wrote: "Hiya Hank, thanks for the add :-)

I must say I did get quite excited when I read what Fools Gold was about, it sounds like the fantasy book with everything. I hope I do get it, if not I'm hitti..."





message 1: by Sam

Sam Hiya Hank, thanks for the add :-)

I must say I did get quite excited when I read what Fools Gold was about, it sounds like the fantasy book with everything. I hope I do get it, if not I'm hitting the shops :-D

Unfortunetly it's not the Trevi Fountain but the replica one at Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas. We were there last year for a friend's wedding. Still nice though but would love to go to Rome and see the original :-)

Sam


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