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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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Published on June 09, 2014 04:38 • 108 views • Tags: horror, thriller
Average rating: 3.68 · 121 ratings · 29 reviews · 14 distinct works
The Woodsman

3.78 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Fireweed Trail

4.20 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2015
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Most Likely

3.81 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Under Contract

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Shada

3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Spoiled (Spoiled Rotten Boo...

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Nice Girl Like You

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The Devohrah Initiative

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Ripe

did not like it 1.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2015
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hmm. Lincoln was more of an activist than most of today's GOP originalists.
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“He had seen a scribbled copy of a letter Lincoln had written to Justice of the Peace John King, who had been elected only a year earlier and had turned to him for advice on the administration of justice. The letter had been circulated by friends eager to push Lincoln’s political prospects, and Hitt had been so taken with it he’d made a copy for himself. He’d figured it was pretty good advice: “Listen well to all the evidence,” Lincoln had written, “stripping yourself of all prejudice, if any you have, and throwing away if you can all technical law knowledge, hear the lawyers make their arguments as patiently as you can, and after the evidence and the lawyers’ arguments are through, then stop one moment and ask yourself: What is the justice in this case? And let that sense of justice be your decision.”
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“In 1832, in Lincoln’s first attempt to win public office, the good Reverend Cartwright had defeated him for a seat in the Illinois state legislature. They met a second time in the congressional election of 1846, an especially nasty campaign. Running as a Whig, Lincoln objected strongly to Cartwright’s insistence on bringing his religion into the public square. The Democrat Cartwright responded by tarring Lincoln as “an infidel,” a man unfit to represent good Christians. Lincoln had won that election, and neither of the men had seen fit to apologize.”
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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.”
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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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