IWSG – July 2021- Overcoming Difficulties

IWSG was created by Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh — because Alex understands we need a safe place to congregate, insecurity is part of our creative nature, and together we’re stronger. On the first Wednesday of each month, you can write on any subject related to your writing journey or adopt the option of answering the month’s question. Either way, you’re in safe territory. …

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. …

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, …

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 …

excerpt: SELF-PUBLISH and MARKET A BOOK

SELF-PUBLISH AND MARKET A BOOK by Hank Quense The book marketing possibilities are endless, so which ones are the most important? This article provides such a list and it’s based on the author’s own experiences. What if you can’t work on all the marketing tasks you’ve read about? After all, life has a way of butting into one’s writing and …

PUBLISHERS and PACKAGERS

by Hank Quense When you self-publish a book, you, the author, are the publisher. Hence, you don’t need a publisher. But you do need a packager. Many people think publishers and packager are the same thing: they are not. The situation isn’t improved by many packagers trying to pass themselves off as publishers. What does a packager do? It performs …