Archiv des Autors: Hannah Steenbock

Über Hannah Steenbock

Hannah Steenbock is an author, dreamer, and coach.
She has published several short stories in English and German, as well as one novel in German. In 2013 she started self-publishing her work.
In 2014, she has won two awards for her short story „Sequoia“.

Thoughts on Freedom

I’m an indie author. I choose what I want to write. Sometimes, I aim for markt. Sometimes, I write for friends or fans. And sometimes, I just write for fun. This November, for NaNoWriMo, I wrote for fun. Admittedly, I … Weiterlesen

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Warum ich Bücher bei „der Amazone“ kaufe

Ein Buchhändler, mit dem ich ein wenig befreundet bin, hat sich vor Kurzem (wieder einmal) öffentlich darüber beschwert, dass Menschen bei Amazon einkaufen. Das ist nämlich schlecht, weil darunter doch die Kultur leidet. Und ein Buchhändler sowieso. Und das hat … Weiterlesen

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Recycling Story Ideas

  As authors, our stories are our assets. They are what brings in money, in the shape of published books that readers can buy. Now, there are many ways to take a single „book“ and use it wisely, by selling … Weiterlesen

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Graphic Steps

I need to brag a little. Because I created something I’m quite proud of. And it wasn’t easy. Well, it wasn’t really hard, either, just a bit complicated. You see, I wanted to create an add for „Dorelle’s Journey“. My … Weiterlesen

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Subconscious Plotting

So yesterday, I was thinking about the big, bad showdown for the last book in The Cloud Lands Saga series. When I do that for any fight, I start seeing scenes in my mind, a bit like a private movie. … Weiterlesen

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Lost in transition

There is one place in my life where thinking about my stories is absolutely easy and fun. Unfortunately, it’s not a place where I can actually write. Because that place is curled up in bed. When I get warm and … Weiterlesen

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Feeling the Pain

I haven’t been blogging lately. I just couldn’t. It started with the massacre in Orlando. I made the mistake of looking at the faces of those killed. Boy, was that a bad idea. I probably could have loved each of … Weiterlesen

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The Power of a Plotting Party

Yesterday, I had a plotting party with an author friend. And it was great fun. And to be honest, it was also very, very useful. It is funny how our brain can go into overdrive when we talk about something. … Weiterlesen

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The Power of Stories over Simple Facts

I was just reading about a study that shows children learn better from stories than facts. Duh. There is a reason why story-telling has been the preferred teaching method for millenia in our species. You see, our brain has what … Weiterlesen

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One Entrance to Creativity

I’m bored. I have to spend another hour before I can actually go somewhere and do something else. And I have nothing to do. There is an emptiness in my life that screams at me to do something, anything. Anything … Weiterlesen

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