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 …

How to Write Really Bad Fiction and Enjoy the Benefits of Rapid Rejection

by Hank Quense I’m an author of twenty books — both fiction and non-fiction — and over forty short stories along with a number of fiction writing articles.  From my experience, I’ve learned a number of important lessons and I want to pass them onto others.  One important lesson involves getting a book published; it changes your life.  No longer …

Characters File Lawsuit – Hank Quense

(Author’s note: In my last report https://joylenebutler.com/help-i-need-advice-hank-quense/.html I explained that my characters have their knickers bunched up.  My research has uncovered some of their activities.  Here is a report I’ve managed to piece together.) Characters File a Lawsuit In Dun Hythe, Gundarland’s largest city, the bailiff called out “All rise!” and Judge Oakenleaf, an old elf, hobbled into courtroom.  He …

Hank Quense writes satirical fantasy and sci-fi!

It’s my great pleasure to welcome back Hank Quense and to announce he’ll be a regular on my blog. Hank’s got a ticklish sense of humour, he knows plenty about marketing, fiction writing and what sells. Please check out his book and his blog. You’ll be treated to a delightful and crazy twist on all sorts of life’s adventures.  Plus …