How did you get inside the mind of psycho killer in Double Blind?

From time to time I get a letter from a writerly type, asking me for input on a writing topic. Here’s one. Dear Dan, How on earth did you get inside the mind of such a shocking psycho in Double Blind? I’m having a very hard time with that myself – my killers aren’t thatContinue reading “How did you get inside the mind of psycho killer in Double Blind?”

Praise for Dan Alatorre, author of DOUBLE BLIND

From Amazon reviews of my murder mystery Double Blind “Dan Alatorre is one of the best mystery/thriller writers ever!” Cheryl Shearin, Amazon review “Shortly into this story I had already added Mr. Alatorre on my favorite authors list.” KayBay 1096, Amazon review “This is the first book I’ve read by Dan Alatorre; he quickly shot to theContinue reading “Praise for Dan Alatorre, author of DOUBLE BLIND”

Stayed up finishing The Gamma Sequence. First…WOW!

Hi Dan, So I’m really tired. Stayed up finishing The Gamma Sequence. First…wow! I love your voice. Your characters come alive. Your plot was action packed, should have a warning for those with a weak heart. I really couldn’t put it down. Hank was great for all his flaws… As a RN, I’ve done enoughContinue reading “Stayed up finishing The Gamma Sequence. First…WOW!”

#Bookreview #Giveaway – Double Blind by Dan Alatorre

What Amazon says Two detectives hunt a serial killer. The killer’s hunting them. A lone trucker is ambushed, shot, and brutally stabbed. A tourist meets the same fate while out for a jog. Facing two crime scenes that could have come from a horror movie, Detectives Carly Sanderson and Sergio Martin search for the crazed…

“Only Wrong Once”: A medical thriller that could be fact instead of fiction

Originally posted on Writing to be Read:
Only Wrong Once, by Jennifer Ruff is a fast paced medical thriller that deals with international bio-terrorism on a personal level, bringing it all home in a big way. Maybe the reason this tale hits a nerve is that there are similar stories in the news every day,…

“The Gamma Sequence”: Non-stop Action and Suspense

Originally posted on Writing to be Read:
The Gamma Sequence, by Dan Alatorre is a non-stop action, futuristic medical thriller. The suspense begins to build on the very first page and keeps on ratcheting up the tension from there, with twists and turns that will keep readers on their toes. Hamilton DeShear is a private…

Beats Help Make Your Scene Come Alive

You need small actions in a story almost as much as you need big actions. Beats do that. When characters move or talk in a book, they don’t just move or talk. They think, they react, they anticipate. They use body language to show how they feel about information they are receiving. Like what you’reContinue reading “Beats Help Make Your Scene Come Alive”

Show, Don’t Tell = Use Body Language

We have addressed hundreds of writing related topics here on the blog; use the search button to find the ones you need. This lesson is invaluable, so read carefully. Wait, does invaluable mean no value or lots of value? Quick internet search… Okay. Yeah, there’s gold in today’s lesson. BODY LANGUAGE = GOOD CRUTCH WORDSContinue reading “Show, Don’t Tell = Use Body Language”