Hello all! Today blogger, published author, and fabulous contest host Dan Alatorre has kindly agreed to visit the Naptime Author, and to share the story of his path to publication! Hi Dan! Thanks so much for coming. So, how did you begin your journey on the crazy path to publication? My path to publication was…
Here’s where I am so far. Marvel at my wordiness! You guys are supposed to be writing a story – a short story or part of a bigger novel, whatever – for the writing contest and anthology. So I wrote one, as I’ve mentioned a few times, and I started another project I’m keeping youContinue reading “Go, Dan, Go! (Part 3)”
When trying to write emotion into your story, this is not the example to use.
We’ve been having a Young Authors Camp at my house this week, and during the day we usually have two different writing prompts that the young authors write a short story from. As a project, they had to come up with writing prompts; the next day, they had to use one of the promptsContinue reading “Fun story prompt ideas”
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This blog has long been a friendly place to come and learn, and what better way to learn than to ask? You have questions. Writer stuff, marketing, motivation, you name it. ASK ME Your questions. Your challenges. Your issues. If I don’t know, we’ll put it out to my vast network of author friends andContinue reading “You have questions. Ask away.”
I think I agree with this in its purest form. Do it right, and give the effort, don’t just wish it. Then it matters. Thoughts?
I have this writing contest going on, and it’s tricky what to say about it. I’ve seen these contests change people’s lives! More or less. If I say, “Hey, we are getting more entries to date than ever before!” – does that scare people away because they think they’ll have less of a chance toContinue reading “What’s the best thing here?”
That is an amazing concept. Can you do that? Have you?
I said I’d never ask you guys to do something I wouldn’t do… Okay, I might. But not about this. You guys are supposed to be writing a story – a short story or part of a bigger novel, whatever – for the writing contest and anthology. So I wrote one. (A quick ad beforeContinue reading “Go, Dan, Go! (Part 2)”