I am known for writing quickly and not doing a lot of rewrites.

I let people believe this.


Yesterday I wrote 3000-5000 words for the next three chapters in my story, and at 4:30 this morning I had an Epiphany that made me scrap all of it and go in a different direction.

Happens to the best of us.

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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.

5 thoughts on “Rewrites

  1. Must have been some direction from the outer limits. Quite often I am intercepted by a greater mind telling me……scrap that. At which point I do. Got to love the feedback from the ones that have passed. They still like to have a hand in the making of a book. I welcome all the great minds to help me along my writing journey……it’s what makes this journey so exciting.

    1. I wrote a chapter of about 3000 words, and then came back the next day and scrapped it, writing another 3000 words that day for that same chapter. Then I came back the next day and scrapped it again and rewrote it with another 3000 words in that day. So if I had stayed focused, I would’ve had 9000 new words instead of 3000 words re-written twice, but whatever it takes, right?

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