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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Who handwrites any more? That's so old school. Well, just call me old fashion.
OOPSIE! My word count estimate for the first rough draft of CLIPPED WINGS may have been way off. I'm not a PLOTTER (a writer who plans out a storyline in detail). I'm not an OUTLINER (a writer who creates a story outline before beginning to write). I'm a PANTSER (I don't plan out anything; I … Continue reading Word Count Matters
Image via YouTube It's suggested authors and writers are to write about things they know. Some compose memoirs, an account of events from their authentic life, and others create an artificial world out of their imagination. Even an imagined world has elements from an authentic life, no matter how small. So where do authors draw … Continue reading REALITY vs. FICTION – BLURRED LINES
Unedited excerpt from the rough draft of: GROWING INTO MY SKIN, a memoir of a gay man. “Who is Dale Thele?” the interviewer asked. “I suppose I'm a person who's passionate about my beliefs.” “What do you believe?” “I believe in humanity, equality and I believe in myself.” “How would you summarize yourself?” “Passion … Continue reading Unedited Excerpt – Growing Into My Skin
Waterman "Carene" fountain pen is an elegant and classy pen making me feel as if I'm composing an epic tome. The Carene is a deep black luminescent lacquer finish barrel with electroplated palladium trim with a shape inspired by the streamlined symmetry of the world's finest yachts. The french translation of “carène” is “hull”. This … Continue reading Waterman Carene . . .