Creating Stories by Hank Quense – A Book Review
When I started taking my writing career seriously, the book Creating Stories by Hank Quense would have been a great book to have, but that was some years ago.
Writers are people who evolve. We are in a constant process of learning and implementing. We never stop, and so as I began to read Quense’s Creating Stories I found myself treasuring the way he presented his expertise about the writing process.
Creating Stories is a precious jewel, which shows the beginner writer what he or she needs to have to write a novel, from story idea, to developing characters, settings, plotting, sub plotting, structure, design, and emotional arcs to the story ending. He doesn’t just tell you what to do but shows you how to do it with the charts and links that he has included in the book.
For the mature writer, it is a refresher and reminder of the writing process. It is a handy tool to have among your writing books.
Creating Stories by Hank Quense helps you stay grounded in your novel writing process and it is well worth reading. It is now a part of my writing craft library.