BOOK REVIEW - Creating Your First Novel by Hank Quense
Book Title: Creating Your First Book by Hank Quense
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 120 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self Help,
Publisher: Strange Worlds Publishing
Release date: Oct 15, 2023
Content Rating: G
Are you writing your first book? Or are you thinking about writing it?
Do you have any idea what you’re getting into?
No? Let’s talk about it.
Most aspiring authors concentrate on writing the book to the exclusion of all else. However, the reality is that creating a book is a long-term, multi-phase project and writing it is only one facet of the project.
The complete project involves five separate phases:
- Planning the book
- Writing the book
- Publishing the book
- Marketing the book
- Author business issues
Another difficulty with the creative project is that almost all information on the process only discusses one phase of it.
Creating Your First Novel covers all five phases.
It is written by an author who has gone through the project over two dozen times. Creating Your First Novel provides a road map to get you through the process without losing your sanity.
I was immediately drawn to the book’s thoroughness and how
it removes the intimidation by outlining the entire process, from start to
finish, in one comprehensive book intended to remove any surprises. I really
like the conversational style of the book. I also appreciate the author’s advice
throughout. It is clearly written and prepares the reader to avoid common
I look forward to reading more from this author. I highly recommend this book to all aspiring authors. The book takes a complex idea and breaks it down into manageable steps.
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Hank Quense has self-published his books for over 12 years. His non-fiction books cover fiction writing (Creating Stories), self-publishing (How to Self-publish and Market a Book, Self-publish a Book in 10 Steps), marketing (Book Marketing Fundamentals) and author business (Business Basics for Authors).
He also lectures on these subjects in schools, libraries and on webinars.
Hank recently started https://hankquense.podia.com/ The site provides solutions to pain points (problems) for fiction writers, self-publishing authors and authors who are trying to market their books.
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