A Great Quote

Dan AlatorreMany times in interviews, I have mentioned that I basically type with two fingers.

My wife hates to watch me type, and I’m a little self conscious about it – an author who types with two fingers? So I bring it up in interviews to come off as humble and self-effacing, but I was always a bit insecure about it…

Until I read this:

“I never really learned to type. I’m totally left-handed, and I just started typing with my pointer finger, nothing else, just one finger, not even two. And I’ve now written 300 books on this finger.” – R. L. Stine



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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.

7 thoughts on “A Great Quote

  1. Amazing!

    I’ve had bosses who typed with 2 fingers and could get up to 35wpm. At that speed, it’s still faster than using a pen.

    Being dyslexic, writing is hard. I’m constantly turning letters and number around. But with a computer keyboard, both hands are flying at 90 words per minute.

    The key is this: Whatever it takes to write, do it. 🙂

      1. Actually, most of them. I used to sit in meetings and type the whole time (it helps me process what was said better). More than once, a speaker contradicted what s/he’d said and I read, word for word, what had been said previously.

        1. Bet they loved seeing you in a meeting.

          One time I was at the Florida Writer’s Association conference giving a presentation and I said the three most important things to remember (about my topic) were – and I listed the first one and talked about it, then the mentioned the second one and talked about it. Then I ran out of time and said Thank you, goodnight! One lady in the first row was like, what was the third most important thing? I was like, beats me. What were the first two?

            1. I think they all thought it was part of the act because I’d run out of time – that I was kidding.

              I wasn’t.

              But, no – my presentations were extremely popular at FWA. People would pack the ballroom (it was a sectioned off part of the big ballroom) and laugh for an hour as I talked about writerly stuff, and when they left, they probably couldn’t tell you one thing they’d learned, but they would say they had a blast. My reviews were always 5 stars there.

              It drove the other presenters nuts, especially if they’d rehearsed what they were going to say.

              1. I had a friend in the early 90’s who could go on-stage and talk for 45 minutes. It looked liked he’d planned the whole thing.

                I’m in awe of anyone capable of standing in front of a crowd and giving 5 star presentations.

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