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Each week we’ll take five, maybe ten, of YOUR writerly questions and set about answering them for you. When this post appears, get your questions in QUICKLY via the “comments” section below.

Simple enough, right?


Well, maybe.

See, a lot of you don’t know what you don’t know, and some of you know things others don’t; so the idea is for you – and I mean YOU – to just ASK the questions you have and let’s get the ball rolling. I’ll opine; maybe some others will chime in with their thoughts, and hopefully YOU will get several good solutions to choose from.

Or something like that.

  • Wanna know how to create amazing dialogue?

  • Wanna know why you need to build an author platform?

  • Wanna know how to write characters that are 3-dimensional and unforgettable?

  • Wanna know how to get more Twitter followers?

And it doesn’t have to be directly writing related. Sometimes you need to get in the writing mood by NOT doing writer stuff. Maybe you wanna know about doing author events, but maybe you wanna know about public speaking, or… I don’t know; the London train system. (I had some trouble there, if you’ll recall.)

Or why so much of Europe requires you to pay to pee…


I don’t want to suggest ideas TO you, I wanna know what’s on YOUR mind.

What are YOU struggling with?

So ask.

Ask me anything.

We have lots of smart people here; if I don’t know the answer, I’ll find someone who does. Or I’ll make something up.

Go ahead, you know you want to.


Post your questions in the comment section below. I’ll answer the first 3, maybe more – so don’t goof off. Post your question NOW!


danDan Alatorre is the author of several bestsellers and the hilarious romantic comedy “Poggibonsi: an Italian misadventure.” 

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7 thoughts on “Ask Dan ANYTHING!

  1. I’m tabling my first con that gets approximately 30k visitors over 3 days, though I suspect this year will be much higher attendance due to celebs. That said, how many books should I take? I was thinking around 30. I don’t want to over order because then I’m stuck with physical copies I can’t do much with until I book more signings (my office is organized chaos and I don’t like clutter, so there’s no way I’d wanna keep an extra, say 20 copies, for example).

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    • 30 is a good number for this reason: if you sell out, you’ll be happy, if you don’t sell out, hopefully you will sell enough to where you’re not taking very many home, that will give you a reduced per book shipping cost on the ones you do end up with, and then you can offer signed copies on your website that you can mail to people (via media mail).

      Ordering in smaller amounts, you pay a much higher shipping cost per book, and that can really take a bite out of profits.

      That said, you are cordially invited to do a guest blog post about the event, you can send us updates while you’re there and how it went for you as far as who the celebs are and what kind of attendance you saw. Would love to hear all about it!

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