Hey, whatcha doing October 19-22?

your humble host

“Dan Alatorre achieved President’s Circle with two different Fortune 500 companies before becoming a full time writer. He now has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance to action and adventure to comedies, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry — or hang onto the edge of your seat  — has been enjoyed by readers around the world.”

Gang, that’s my bio for this year’s FWA conference, where I’ll be presenting IN PERSON on writerly subjects. 

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16th Annual Florida Writers Conference

“What A Character” October 19 – 22 in Altamonte Springs, Florida

4+ DAYS of writers, writer topics, publishers, agents, presentations you need and people (like me) you’ll wanna meet!

Check out the packed schedule HERE

Jenny and Allison both wrote blog posts about how beneficial the 2016 conference was
  • Check out Jenny’s post about FWA 2016 HERE
  • Allison’s post about the 2016 writers conference is HERE

Workshops I’ll be presenting :

Come see me talk in person about cool stuff like settings and outlines. You’d think those are dull topics but most new writers mess them up. Are you one of them???

1. Settings & Descriptions: How Much is Enough, and What’s Too Much?

A common mistake writers make is going on and on about things that don’t matter. Learn how and when to add detail – and when to avoid it. Create stories that flow because you provide enough information to engage the reader and not so much that it bogs down the story.

2. Outline Your Way to a Compelling Read

Plotters unite! Pantsers be gone, I say!

Gang, if you don’t have a map to your goal, it’s hard to get there. Learn how to create chapters with gripping openings, cliffhanger endings, and unforgettable characters. A page turner is a page turner because readers want to keep going. Find out how to bring that to your story.

some other people are presenting that you may also know

Plus, come discuss stuff with me during a panel!
PANEL: Dredging Up Your Dark Side

Few novelists are serial killers or homicidal psychopaths, that we’re aware of, anyway, but writing darker fiction requires us to mine the shadowy veins of our psyche. Where do those villainous characters come from and how do you write about the nasty things they do when you’re basically a sweetheart of a person? Ken Pelham moderates this panel.

And YOU can sit down with ME for  a Private Interview on any number of topics:

Be amazed by me in a one on one setting, just you, me… and I guess a bunch of other people at other tables, but you can have my mostly undivided attention for a time slot to talk about YOUR specific writer stuff. Haven’t you always wanted to do that? I know I have. (And it’s not even at the bar, I don’t think.)

As me anything, ad get input specific to you. Beta reading, editing, marketing, book fairs, networking, building an author platform, building a fan base, blogging, doing interviews, and more!

And no, I don’t make commissions for doing this or anything.

Register today and be sure to tell them that I told you about it.

Let’s pack the house!

Jenny will be presenting on

  • Turning Your Crappy First Draft into a Spectacular Novel
  • Manipulating the Hero’s Journey for a Better Book

Allison will be presenting on

  • How I sold 20,000 Copies of My Debut Novel in the First Year
  • I’m Not a Scientist, but Story Physics Works for Me

And you can interact with all three of us during the event, in privates sessions or at the bar during happy hour. Poolside, maybe, or at a restaurant. We are amenable to you buying us dinner. Just saying.


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