What Do YOU Think?

I’m interested in getting your thoughts about stuff I see and hear, quotes I read, stuff that passes as knowledge – and starting an authorey conversation.


This one falls into a broad category where there are ten sayings almost exactly like it. Basically, get off your ass and do it already! I always tell people I’ll be glad to help them. In person, I’ve told hundreds. So far ONE in-person would-be writer has taken me up on it. I hated it, cos it was a piece of crap, but 1 time wasn’t a bad deal for hopefully inspiring hundreds.

What are YOUR thoughts on this idea?

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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.

5 thoughts on “What Do YOU Think?

  1. This is one of the reasons I’ve stayed away from contests. Don’t get me wrong… they’re great for keeping involved with writing IF YOU DON’T HAVE (or don’t want to start) A CURRENT PROJECT.
    Being involved in forums, contests etc, can get you pumped up and that’s great, but it takes away a lot of time and energy.
    Like Ruth Rendell says, “Get on with it!”
    I just re-read what you wrote below the meme. If there was only 1 person who took you up on your ‘in-person’ offer…. well…

  2. Write, write, and write some more. That’s how you get anywhere.
    And to tie in with Allison’s post today, stop trying to write and just get on with it. LOL

  3. The only way to be a writer is to write. The only way to be a good writer is to study your craft, make mistakes, throw out scenes, add new ones, and keep at it. I don’t know how 12-year-old Jim Kjelgaard wrote and published “Big Red”, but I’m sure he had a lot of adult help in getting the words right and finding a great agent and publisher. When I was twelve I was just writing short stories and hoping some day I’d be a writer. He did it, but that means he was writing.

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