Author Archives: Hannah Steenbock

About 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".

Finderlohn – Ein Konrad Zarezky Roman

Entstanden ist der erste Entwurf für dieses Buch im November 2006, während NaNoWriMo. Ich habe es dann ein paar Monate später fertiggestellt, überarbeitet und schließlich meiner Agentur gezeigt. Die hielt es für nicht vermarktbar. Dann lag es etliche Jahre in … Continue reading

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Musings – What can an Author do?

Like most of us, I expected the 21st century to be good. I thought a lot of the amazing things from Star Trek and other SF would come true, or be closer to becoming reality. And we dreamed about all … Continue reading

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The Aware Author – Relationships

Stories always are about relationships. They can be loving, hateful, dangerous or supporting – but a story rarely works without the main character having a relationship to someone or something. Which makes it interesting for me to observe relationships, and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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