Award-winning author Hank Quense lives in Bergenfield, NJ with his wife Pat. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. He writes humorous fantasy and scifi stories. On occasion, he also writes an article on fiction writing or book marketing but says that writing nonfiction is like work while writing fiction is fun. A member of …
Finding a good literary agent is a challenge this days. Agencies are busy, the slush piles are getting larger and larger, and writers are becoming more and more inpatient. This article addresses a few of the issues that come along while searching for a new literary agent, providing a few practical techniques to use. It’s definitely not a complete guide, but it gives you the basic information you need to start looking for your literary agent.
Editing takes twice as long as writing a novel and most writers dread it. Learn these simple techniques to make the process easier and faster.
There are thousands of books on fiction writing, but some of them stand out. They excel in delivery, in presentation, in uniqueness, and some even captivate you in a way that makes it sound almost not non-fiction. As a writer myself I have come to read these books, cherish them and have them become my go-to every time I feel I need a push.
If you are like most writers, you probably have a job. Something that brings you money, just enough to keep you going. But your dream is to write, publish, and maybe one day be able to quit that job and replace your income with royalties. Good thoughts, shared by many, but not as easy as you might think.
Getting published is hard work. Sometimes authors seek the help of an agent to take on some of the more difficult tasks in the process of publishing. But finding a good agent is itself a challenging task. WritersMarket.com shows us the concentration of agents using this nice infographic.
I passed by a Barnes and Noble bookstore today, and I decided to stop in. It’s one of my favorite places, even though I wish they had a standardized system of organizing stuff, so I don’t wind up going through the entire store looking for what I want… Anyway, since I am writing a fantasy …
This is the third installment in my series on stand-up comedy. Here I am bringing you 10 more of my favorite stand-up comedy routines from various stand-up comics. If you want to read the previous two posts, just look at the bottom at the related links. Otherwise, enjoy these 10 videos as they will bring you lots of joy and laughter!
A blog can be anything where one or more people share their ideas related or not to a specific topic. It’s like a journal open to the world that allows the visitors or readers to interact with the content by adding their comments, suggestions, and own ideas. Usually the blogger is more than a writer. A writer publishes a book or a story and then only limited interaction exists between the writer and the readers. Bloggers are social creatures. How do you become one?
If you loved my first post, 12 Best Stand Up Comedy Routines , than this is just a follow-up bringing you more of these amazing, best stand-up comedy routines I saw over the years. I hope you enjoy this group of videos, I believe these will make you laugh and feel really good about yourself!
All of us have been angry or upset at someone else at least a few times in our lives. No matter how accepting, reconciling and peaceful you are, you are bound to get into a situation where you get angry with a friend, co-worker or a member of your family. It seems as if the anger in our lives is growing in the last few decades, but I am not sure that this is an actual true statistic. I think that nowadays we have a lot more tools to express our anger in a public manner that it has become much more obvious and in our face.
As a huge fan of music of all kind, rock ballads always had a special place in my playlist. And there are really dozens and dozens of ballads, some more “rockish” than others, that I could include in my top list, so compiling it was not an easy task. I know that some of you will argue that some of the songs I picked can hardly be qualified as “power” or even “rock” ballad, but most of the time I find there is a fine line between genres, and I chose to group them all under this category based on how I feel.
I am a huge fan of stand-up comedy. I watch it every time I get a chance. I watch it so much that I actually started to learn the routines by heart and I am able to recite some of them… Yeah, I know, it’s a little weird. But I love fun, man! I love jokes, I loooove comedy. If there is anything that I wish I was, besides a rock-star, it’s definitely a stand-up comic. But since I don’t have what it takes, I decided to put together a list with some of the stand-up routines I’ve seen over the years and are by far the top in my favorites.