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Each week we’re taking five, maybe ten, of YOUR writerly questions and setting about answering them for you. 


Skill level doesn’t matter. Newbie writer, veteran writer, you have questions. 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 what dialogue tags are, and why you don’t want them in your story?

  • Wanna know how to create a “page turner” story?

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

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 five, maybe the first ten – 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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5 thoughts on “Ask Dan ANYTHING

  1. For those of you wanting to ask me about my hurricane plans (we’re in Tampa), here’s the deal:

    These hurricanes have a way of busting up and losing power as they bounce into the islands of the Caribbean, which this one started to do this morning. Of course were going to keep an eye on it, and if we have to evacuate, we certainly will. I’m sure later today our local schools will announce they’re closed. I have no problem with driving to a hotel in Atlanta and spend a few days kicking back and eating room service, compiling an anthology.

    But odds are Irma will not continue on the exact path the forecasters have designated. If it does, then we’re in the “cone” of its path. But that means (in my mind) there’s an 80% chance that it will do something different and we will not be in the path.

    I’m sure we’re going to get a ton of wind and rain over the next seven days. But hopefully not much else.

    I’ll keep you posted!

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  2. Dan the only thing I needed to ask you’ve answered … keep us posted as you can … as a Brit what’s heading your way is beyond my experience … what can I say other than my thoughts are with you and your family … keep safe. Eric.

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