Word Count Matters

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


Unedited Excerpt – Growing Into My Skin

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