Food For Thought (a.k.a. A Writely Kick in The Rear)



I love this. I’d even change it: If Goliath is in front of you, you’re David.


Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

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.

15 thoughts on “Food For Thought (a.k.a. A Writely Kick in The Rear)

  1. I feel like that all of the time. But it is self indulgent to believe that your whole life revolves around problems. Being an established author is good, but as I have found it is not the solution to all of your problems. There is a David inside of everyone, but sometimes it can make you feel depressed to find that there is a Saul in the shadows once you have killed the giant. The main way of looking at things is that for every success there is a setback, and for every setback there is a success. In the words of Winston Churchill, ‘Never, never, never give up’

    1. New writers get discouraged for various reasons. There’s a lot to this writing thing. But a failure for every success, or vice versa? I’ve never seen that.

      Each new task or challenge tends to seem monumental when we arrive at it. In hindsight they aren’t Goliath, but they may seem like it at the time.

      The key is finding the inner strength to keep going. Too many new authors don’t believe in themselves enough to keep going, or don’t reach out to sources who would help them, etc.

      But they all could, because they all have the ability.

  2. In most of our lives, pessimism reigns. In most of life, failure is more common than success. In basketball, a 50% shooting percentage is considered awesome, but that means only half of your shots are going in the basket. In baseball, hitting at a .300 clip is considered huge, yet that means you are getting an on base hit just one third of the total times you step into the batter’s box.
    So the above statement about Goliath and David should be a gigantic inspiration in terms of possibilities, just as it was intended to be in Bible scripture! For it is the possibilities in life that truly drive us, not the successes!

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