What does this mean to you?


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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.

22 thoughts on “What does this mean to you?

  1. you should paint such a vivid picture that the reader knows what to think and how to feel even though you haven’t told them to think or feel it. King doesn’t tell his readers Frannie loves her dad, he shows it by all the effort she goes to to bury him on her own in the heat of July. Vividly constructs that scene so you feel her emotions, you smell her sweat.

  2. Each reader brings something different to the page – their own experience. That comes into play with every description. If I say a character walked to the refrigerator, you and I likely picture something different and what matches our own refrigerators. And unless there’s something unusual about the narrative fridge, nothing more about it need be said.

  3. I think of the contrast between two successful writers, Dan Koontz and the man you took the quote from. Koontz will take two pages to describe a single tree so that you feel like you’re looking at a photograph of the tree. He’ll describe the roots, the bark, the color, the movement of the leaves, etc.

    Stephen King will mention a tree that looks like it has arms reaching out to strangle you. He planted the seed in your mind and the rest is up to you to conjure up what that tree looks like. Ten different people may see it ten different ways. He sparks your imagination instead of beating it senseless.

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