This past week, I ran into an individual I hadn't seen in a coon's age. We'd worked together years ago and since, we'd lost contact. It was wonderful to see her again. We caught up on the details of our lives since we'd last seen one another. She asked about the rumor she'd heard I'd … Continue reading Why I Share the LOVE
"Dale, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, is one of Travis County's most well-known AIDS activist" - Central Health Austin Like many writers, I write to work through my own personal challenges. Some of those challenges may include physical limitations, some are mental, some are emotional. Other writers work through the nightmares of their own … Continue reading Escape from demons and such
Just released a quick read short story originally written six years ago. The story was filed away and never saw the light of day, until now. It’s a free download for a limited time. You don't want to miss it! Download now to get your copy. If you have friends who have not read my stories, this … Continue reading Free Short Story to Download!
An unidentified individual lets his imagination roam as he weaves detailed fictional stories based on his observations of ordinary folks he encounters during a Friday evening at the Roadhouse Diner. I was thumbing through archived documents and came across two complete rough drafts of a short story I drafted in 2012. I "married" the two … Continue reading NEW Release: ROADHOUSE FRIDAY (short story)
Five years ago, I learned just how precious life truly is. Until that pivotal moment in my existence, I'd taken life for granted. I'd thought there would be endless tomorrows and innumerable new memories to make. But, on that crucial day, I realized life wasn't a given, it was a gift - a gift to … Continue reading MAKE a CHANGE for the BETTER
There's an old saying "write what you know" a popular expression among writers. So what happens when you write a story of "what you know" but you don't have all the factors to conclude the story? Over four decades ago, when I was a high school student, there were some unconventional incidents that took place … Continue reading Grey Expanse Between Fact and Fiction
Had an amazing afternoon with A Dude Abikes. A budding new author to watch for. Take a look at his blog and make sure you LIKE his posts and don’t forget to Follow A Dude Abikes. He’s an awesome dude.
Dale with his coffee cup, black moustache protector, business card, and writer cap.
Dale Thele is an author. If there’s one thing I took away from the very generous amount of time we spent together at a coffee shop today, is that to think of oneself as an author (or writer, if you prefer), is important. No, it does not make you good, or increase your chances of publication.
But, thinking of oneself that way is one key to behaving that way. Writers write, right? (Do authors auth?) Luckily, I took away alot more than that one thing, and as Dale was happy to share them with me, he’s happy for me to share them with all 168 of my followers and any new visitors.
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