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#1. Writers need to get over the fear of hitting the "publish" button. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#2. A humorist is a writer who's not funny enough to call themselves a comedian. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#3. It's amazing how my mind opens up right when I have to run on the treadmill. I've finished three chapters rather than run a mile. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#4. Writers get ideas all day every day. The FedEx guy delivers a package from Sears and the writer is thinking how it could actually be a ticking time bomb. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#5. Kids are flat-out freaking hilarious if you are paying attention. Not just my kid, but every kid. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#6. I write most of my stories the way people talk, complete with an occasional run-on sentences and stuff that seems to go around in a few circles before making its point. In a comedy, you can do that. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#7. It's rare to see a man step up and say "I can be a great father and learn about gymnastics with my daughter and take her to dance lessons because I love her." I can make time to blow bubbles on the back porch. It doesn't cause your man card to be revoked. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#8. If you write a bad book, mobs do not show up with pitchforks and torches - and odds are you didn't write something bad. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#9. I wasn't a class clown, because nuns have no sense of humor. They have rulers. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#10. What I can tell you is DO IT. Publish book one and get book two out as soon as possible. There are very few Harper Lee's. Most of us are going to have to write a few books to get good at it. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#11. Believe in yourself and start achieving your dream. It waits for you on the other side of the publish button. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#12. I think if a writer is being honest they'd admit to a file full of a dozen or more stories that are all started to varying degrees. They're like the kid who wants to be a firefighter and a police officer and an astronaut. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#13. I'm a Best-Selling author and humorist; my brother points out that a humorist is a writer who's not funny enough to call themselves a comedian. Gotta love family. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#14. Pound it out, get it done, write every day. No excuses. Kerouac said you can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. Damn straight. You'll sleep a lot better getting your word count in than another quick Twitter check or keeping up to date on the Kardashians. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#15. What's my writing style? Lazy. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#16. My first bestseller was a cookbook. That will make any novelist humble. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#17. Don't polish it forever, put it out there. At some point the changes aren't improvements, they're just changes. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#18. I believe in you. That is enough. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#19. I know each new story is better than the last. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#20. Great writing isn't safe. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#21. When you have writer friends, you have to ask each other awkward questions all the time. It's beyond embarrassing but they get it. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#22. You hold in your heart everything you need to know to write anything your story needs written. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#23. Not knowing stuff - like how your story ends before you start writing - is the seed of a lot of writer's block. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#24. You can do it. Don't let anyone say you can't. You can. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#25. Don't have every dialog go in a straight line to solve the problem. Let your characters argue, be sarcastic, disagree or joke around. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#26. People are suckers for the truth and they know it when they see it.

Open your soul and they will stop and watch. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#27. You have to put yourself out there as a writer, you can't play it safe. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#28. Writers need to be open to trying new things. My first bestseller was a cookbook, and from that experience I learned things about marketing a book that benefitted me greatly. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#29. Write the best thing you can, whatever it is. It is deeply moving to read a letter from Spain or somewhere that says they read my book and fell in love with my daughter. Or that a book I wrote changed their life. It is amazing to be on the receiving end of that. Don't deny yourself that. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#30. I usually end have one outrageous minor character. He or she says the stuff I wish I had said in real life. Readers will love that character. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#31. Who do I think would appreciate my book?
I'm surprised anybody does. Oops, did I say that out loud? - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#32. You can ask somebody just about anything if you say you're a writer first. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#33. Open your soul and put it out there and dare the world to read it, ready to have them stomp on you and laugh, but ready to do it again the next day. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#34. If it's funny enough, you can pretty much do anything. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#35. Don't listen to any advice from anybody who has fewer published bestsellers than you, or anybody with more bestsellers than you. Or anybody with the exact same number of bestsellers as you. Don't listen to any advice at all, even this advice I'm telling you right now. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#36. I come up with an idea and I'll start throwing little suggestions for possible scenes into a folder, but before I seriously sit down to write Word One, they whole outline is finished. Sue me. It works. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#37. Dig deep and go where the pain and fear and joy are, and put it out there. The minute you shy away from pure honesty in your writing, you become a liar. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#38. Honesty makes stories real and characters memorable. From there, taking them to where they need to go will be all the development they need. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#39. The best part of being a writer is you get to tell people you're a writer. That's still considered cool. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#40. On working with other writers: You develop honesty and you can then ask the really embarrassing questions. I have learned so many things I didn't want to know, and they were all a result of interesting interviews for background information. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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#41. I write in complete silence using only two fingers so I can't type faster than I edit at the same time, saving me from having to go back. Although it does create a lot of capitalization issues. And punctuation problems. I didn't say it was a good routine. - Author: Dan Alatorre
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