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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That’s a pat on the back to my perfectionist friends.

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.

12 thoughts on “What Do YOU Think?

  1. Well, I am a bit strange. LOL and I am starting to learn about the moon more through Jewish writings and others. The sun represents the giver of light, and the moon is the receiver. “Like the moon, we experience times of decline, even moments of obliterating darkness, only to rise again to luminescent fullness.” The moon comes out of darkness into marvelous light and is reborn every month. I think there are times during the month when I have more creative energy. More light. I blame it on the moon. Hey, that would make a great song. LOL

  2. I don’t know.. I have people tell me that they “get” what I write from the moment they read it… others say there’s a delayed reaction, Therefore, I would imagine the burden of effort would be on the reader and not the writer. Often I have slaved over something and other times the pen knew exactly what to write, down to the punctuation.

  3. Definitely! I was just talking to a reader about this idea yesterday. He was saying he likes to relax when he reads and gets sleepy/bogged down if he has to figure things out (for the record, he said this in the course of saying how much he enjoyed my book. *clears throat*). IMO, anything that makes the reader stop reading (like to figure something out) is not the best case scenario.

    1. Figuring things out that they’re not supposed to have to stop and figure out.

      We have a term for that. Un-immersing your reader.

      They want to get “lost“ in your story. Let them. Polishing makes that happen. Good storytelling makes that happen. A good pace makes that happen.

      Making them stop to figure out what the hell you were trying to say? That’s the cardinal sin for a writer.

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