Practice Makes Perfect

Who influenced you as a writer?

Um… books.

At what age did you know you wanted to write professionally?

Yes.

If there was a novel about your childhood, who would write it?

Mark Twain

He’s dead.

That’ll take longer, then.

Practice your answers to interview questions, folks.

People expect writers to be articulate.

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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

4 thoughts on “Practice Makes Perfect

  1. LOL – “yes” is my favorite! Although I might have said “uh, no?” instead.

    But I hear you: I’m always impressed by how articulate the authors are who are interviewed on, say NPR. Then I realize that gee, they’ve probably been answering these same questions for a while, practiced this, and -gasp- even planned ahead!

    Bonus: I imagined doing an interview like that myself, and the pretend interviewer asked about my POV characters. And I realized at that moment that I had too many POV characters to describe in an interview, and worse, I didn’t know what to say about them. Wake up call! Now I’m down to three POV characters and have a *much* better idea of how to describe their different perspectives and what they bring to the story.

    1. Great point. Meanwhile, this was about how brain fried I was when I was answering these interview questions. Good thing it was a written interview and I had a chance to go back and add to it!

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