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Hank Quense writes humorous and satiric scifi and fantasy stories. He also writes about fiction writing and self-publishing. He has published 14 books and 50 short stories along with a few dozen articles.  He often lectures on fiction writing and publishing and has a series of guides covering the basics on each subject. He is currently working on a series of two humorous novels that take place in the Camelot era.  
He and his wife, Pat, usually vacation in another galaxy or parallel universe.  They also time travel occasionally when Hank is searching for new story ideas.

Visit Hank's websites: http://hank-quense.com/wp and http://strangeworldsonline.com/wp
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    New Jersey
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Self-publishing a Book

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Description: Recently, I read an article by a renowned author who claimed that self-publishing is easy. You just upload the cover and manuscript files and the book is done. Technically, this is correct, but it also facetious. The statement ignores the thorny iss...


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Business Basics for Authors

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Self-publishing Guides Sampler

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Marketing Plans for Self-published Books

Marketing Plans for Self-published Books

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Publishing a book is only part of work. The marketing work also has to be done. That's the part most a...

hanque

This is an interesting setup. My one comment is on your writing style: you need to avoid using 'was' and 'were' in almost every sentence. Good writing requires the use of strong verbs, not wimpy "was" sentences. Although you can't avoid all usages of 'was' and 'were' you have to work to limit their appearances. For instance, the first sentence could be rewritten to ...snow lashed against the car... Other examples ...Mercedes rolled... Aeryn shivered... ..hair on her arms stood up...