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R.C. Hancock

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in Gilbert, AZ, The United States



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RC (Recalcitrant Conformist) Hancock began his writing career with a story about a dead cat which his second grade teacher thought was brilliant. Convincing others of his literary genius has taken longer than expected, but along the road he has acquired a domestic goddess, four hairy gnomes (who, thankfully, look more like their mother), and a degree from BYU in Recreational Management & Youth Leadership (which gives him license to act like a child.) An Uncommon Blue is his first novel and the cause of most of his hair loss.

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R.C. Hancock I think the three most important things you can do to quickly improve your writing are (in this order):
1. WRITE. The more you do it, the better…more
I think the three most important things you can do to quickly improve your writing are (in this order):
1. WRITE. The more you do it, the better you'll get. (Your first few novels won't be your best work. Just keep pumping them out until they are.)
2. READ. Both books you like and especially books on how to write. Some of my favorite craft books are Story by Robert McKee, Self-editing for Fiction Writers by Rene Brown, Save the Cat by Blake Snyder, and Character & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card.
3. Make it a point to AVOID CLICHES. The first idea that comes into your head is the same thing that comes into everybody elses. Whenever you're chosing a setting, describing a protagonist, outlining a plot, don't just go with your first idea. Make a list of increasingly original and more outlandish options, then look back at it and pick the freshest, most interesting. I'm willing to bet it won't be the first one you wrote down. Do this with everything you write. If it's been done before, give it a twist no one's ever seen. Write the unexpected. It's a lot of hard mental work, but your writing will stand out like a diamond in a sea of sequins.(less)
R.C. Hancock Sandra! Thanks so much for the question. I remember your great review and appreciate your interest. Short answer is that book 2 is written and will…moreSandra! Thanks so much for the question. I remember your great review and appreciate your interest. Short answer is that book 2 is written and will get published one way or another. Lol. My current publisher is waiting on sales for book 1 to reach about 2500 before they invest in the sequel. Not sure how close (or far) I am from that number, but I'm working on a new series and trying to get an agent. So, I promise you will get it eventually (if I have to self publish) or maybe cedar fort will contact me soon and ask for #2) either way, I thank you for reading and caring. :)(less)
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Teens that won’t read their scriptures?

This post has nothing to do with the Broadway musical. I just thought that logo was catchy.

Do you have teens that refuse to read the Book of Mormon or complain about it being too hard to understand? Take a look at my version and see if it helps. This is in Beta mode, so I’ve only uploaded the first chapter. I really am interested in feedback. Thanks!
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March book discussion: vote for the book you'd like to discuss. Page counts refer to Kindle editions.
NOTE: Poll is intended for people who want to read the book and discuss it, particularly those who have not yet read it or are willing to re-read if it's been a while. Do not vote unless you will follow up if your book wins. No recruiting by authors please (likewise voting to "Like" a book skews the results). Thanks, and happy voting!

Redshirts by John Scalzi
2012, 318 pages, average GR rating 3.82
Kindle $9.99 , cheap used print

  8 votes 29.6%

An Uncommon Blue by R.C. Hancock
2014, 288 pages, AR 4.34
$6.49 Kindle, used paper $9.49 and up

  7 votes 25.9%

The Last Man by Mary Shelley
1826, 342 pages, AR 3.31

  4 votes 14.8%

Flesh & Wires by Jackie Hatton
2015, 282 pages, AR 4.25
$7.95 Kindle, used paper &11.01 and up

  3 votes 11.1%

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
2007, 338 pages, AR 3.69
Kindle $11.99, cheap used print

  3 votes 11.1%

Apocalypse the Memoir by C.S. Oliver
2015, 309 pages, AR 4.57
Kindle $2.99, $12.59 and up in print

  2 votes 7.4%

27 total votes

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