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.

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This gives us permission to write our early works…

Many people have said it in many ways. J. K. Rowling said you have to kill a lot of trees first. Same idea. But you get better every time, and things you had to work to remember to do at first are now a habit, and thing that were a mountainous task at first are now  routine. You’ll get there. Your next story is always your best. Believe that. I do.

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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 Do YOU Think?

    1. I like the fact that established writers admit you have to have early works (obviously) and your early works are not going to be as good as your later stuff. Hopefully. But there’s no way to get to the later stuff unless you have the early stuff, therefore you have to write bad stuff first. You just have to.

  1. I just complete the editing process of my 3rd book with my editor. It was humbling, to say the least, but this is why we need editors! I had lost objectivity and missed many places where I’d used the passive tense. Also, my unnecessary, overuse of commas was embarrassing. Many words that should have been hyphenated were not. And yet I learned where my weaknesses are, which counts for everything. I kept the original mark-up so I can commit my errors to memory. I marvel at editors!

  2. I agree with this quote. Another one I have said time and time again over the remains of early work “If at first you don’t succeed. Try, try again.”

  3. I agree, but like Claire said, you have to have someone who is telling you what is bad. If you don’t seek out feedback, you’ll never know what you’re doing works or not. Putting down words is only a percentage of honing your craft: read editing books, read in your genre, join a critique group, edit for others, attend writing workshops.

  4. I’ve often read some of what I wrote, early on and thought, this couldn’t have possible come from MY head.. then I felt better realizing how much I have grown. AND I rejoice at the thought of much more I can grow.

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