North Jersey author shares his expertise while prepping his new novels

Award-winning scifi and fantasy author Hank Quense from Bergenfield, NJ, has launched a series of lectures and workshops to share his story-design and self-publishing knowledge. While giving these lectures, he is working on three new novels.
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June 25, 2012 - PRLog -- In Quense's Create a Short Story workshop, the attendees come armed with an idea for a short story they want to write.  During the four sessions, Quense walks the attendees through the process of designing the mandatory elements in a short story.  After a lecture, and using forms developed by the author, the participants work on their own to build their story, element by element. These elements include setting, character building, plotting, character motivation and scene design.  After the design phases are covered, the workshop turns to story-telling techniques such as point of view and show don't tell.  Afterward, the attendees are ready to write the first draft of their story on their own.
This workshop is popular with libraries.  Quense has presented it in Cresskill, Hawthorne, Bergenfield and Maywood.  He will give it Englewood in October.  Several other libraries are considering it for their Fall programs and it will be given in September in Well Read Bookstore in Hawthorne

He recently started a new lecture series on self-publishing.  This two-part lecture isn’t a how-to.  Rather, the seminars discuss issues to be addressed, decisions that have to be made and areas that must be researched by authors.  The intent of the seminars is provide knowledge that will be useful to those interested in self-publishing.  This knowledge will also be helpful in making their budgeting decisions.
Part One addresses self-publishing and Part Two discusses marketing and selling the self-published book. It has been given in the Cresskill Library and is scheduled for the Oradell Library on July 30 and August 6.

Meanwhile, Quense is putting the finishing touches on his newest novel, Falstaff’s Big Gamble which will be available in the Fall.  He is revising another, Wotan’s Dilemma, a retelling of the ancient Rhinegold myth as a scifi tale and hopes to publish it before the end of the year. He has also started work on the third book in his Zaftan Trilogy.

Hank Quense is the author of twelve books including Build a Better Story which is the basis of Create a Short Story.  He also has over forty short stories published in a variety of markets and publications.
His novels and collections include Tales from Gundarland and two books of the Zaftan Trilogy, Zaftan Entrepreneurs and Zaftan Miscreants.
For more information on Hank's works go to his website
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