TUNNEL VISION, a short story by Hank Quense

A long time ago, (in the last century) I wrote and sold a bunch of short stories. They were collected and published by a small publishing house as Tunnel Vision. It’s filled with stories about knight-accountants, warrior-chefs, aliens visiting Manhattan, befuddled wizards Long out of print, I started reading them again and was surprised at how well they had aged. …

Phyllis Zimbler Miller – Making It Easy for People to Say Yes

No, this isn’t a marketing guest post, although I often give the marketing advice of “Make it as easy as possible for your targeted audience to say yes to you.” Here I’m talking about applying the same advice to our daily activities with others – whether friends, colleagues, family members, or strangers (and whether remote or in person). Picture this …

TRELLO et al

by Hank Quense I’m a big believer in planning.  As such, I rely on various software programs and apps to help out . For instance, I use five mind-mapping programs (they all have different features and different graphics).  I also use Trello to keep organized. The thing with Trello is, I keep trying to find something to replace it.  Now, …

IWSG – March ‘21 – The Angle of Flickering Light by Gina Troisi

Poignant and Heart Wrenching: The Angle of Flickering Light by Gina Troisi is a beautifully written and elegantly narrated memoir that I couldn’t put down. The little girl’s voice was wise yet innocent. I wanted to wrap my arms around her, protect her, save her. It became an urgency. During the worst of it, my heart pounded. I cried because …

Phyllis Zimbler Miller – In Defense of Zoom (or Similar Online Technology)

I recently spoke to a fellow screenwriter to remind her about an upcoming Zoom networking opportunity. I did this because I had originally met her when, before Covid, this particular group’s networking meetings were held in person. She said that she felt Zoomed out and thought she’d wait until the in-person meetings resumed. Afterwards I pondered what she had said …

2020 is over! Yeah!

by Hank Quense   So, 2020 is in the past and good riddance. I decided to summarize that year.  Perhaps the analysis will lead to uncovering some truths. Once again, the Pulitzer Prize Awards Selection Committee ignored me and my writing. That’s more than 20 years in a row.  One has to wonder if the Committee is biased against writers …

Chrys Fey’s New Release: A FIGHTING CHANCE

Please join me in congratulation Chrys Fey on her newest novel A FIGHTING CHANCE. Chrys Fey is an advocate for ending domestic abuse and has used her voice to bring attention to this unacceptable horror. But Chrys’s books do even more than that. They give hope to survivors. I asked her recently, “Chrys, what scene in A Fighting Chance was …