Do you have a story struggling to come out? Do you know how to write it down? Or how to tell it?Writing a story involves weaving many elements together to create a singular tale. If you’re stumped on how to get started, you need this book: Infographic Guide to Creating Stories
Hank Quense tells you how to create your story. He believes that stories come from the melding of three elements: getting ideas, story design and story-telling. Ideas have to come from the author. Infographic Guide to Creating Stories concentrates on the last two.
The book concentrates on developing characters including such rarely discussed requirements such as a dominant reader emotion and the character’s biography.
Plots are also covered in depth and a number of graphics are included to illustrate complex points. Another topic discusses subplots and how to utilize them and how to nest them within the main plot.
A separate chapter discusses the relationship between the plot and the emotional arcs.
Other topics covered are: character arcs, scene design, point-of-view, writing voice and more.
This book is a new edition of the widely praised Creating Stories. Here is what other authors say about that book.
Joylene Butler: Author of Matowak Women Who Cries:
This book is a true treasure and needs to be in the library of every writer worldwide.
Mark Cain: best-selling satirist, author of the CIRCLES IN HELL series Developing a method for writing a successful story — a system that can be understood and utilized by another writer — is an intimidating challenge, yet Hank Quense has managed it.
~Mark Henderson: author of Cruel and Unusual Punnishments Hank doesn’t purport to tell reader how to produce creative ideas, but offers guidance on how to turn those ideas into readable fiction.
I recommend Creating Stories unreservedly to fiction writers everywhere.
Reviews for the Book
Super cool Book What clever way of writing such an informative book hats off to this author. I will be honest I devoured it. It has so much awesome information I have even put my copy on the work in progress folder on my desktop. I have a series of written events but they are dramatic so I needed to figure out how to bring together and give the reader a bit of breather before moving to another intense scene. I never thought of sub-plots. I am so very, very glad I got this arc. If you are new at writing this is an excellent resource - Crystal Crossings
About the Author: Hank Quense
Early in his writing career, he was strongly influenced by two authors: Douglas Adams and his Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. Happily, Hank has never quite recovered from those experiences.
He lives with his wife in northern New Jersey, a mere 20 miles from Manhattan, thecenter of the galaxy (according to those who live in Manhattan). They have two daughters and five grandchildren all of whom live close by.
For vacations, Hank and Pat usually visit distant parts of the galaxy. Occasionally, they also time-travel.
Besides writing novels, Hank lectures on fiction writing, publishing and book marketing. He is most proud of his talk showing grammar school kids how to create a short story. He used these lectures to create an advanced ebook with embedded videos to coach the students on how to create characters, plots and setting. The target audience is 4th to 7th graders. The book’s title is Fiction Writing Workshop for Kids.
He has a number of links where you can follow his work and his occasional rants:
Strange Worlds website:http://hankquense.org
Follow him on twitter: http://twitter.com/hanque99
Facebook fan pages: https://www.facebook.com/StrangeWorldsOnline
Writers and Authors Resource Center:https://hanque.gumroad.com/
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