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 . . .
growing into my skin takes front and center as the current work in progress by Dale Thele a gay man's journey in search of his safe place A literary memoir in progress of the author's own lifetime of struggles through hate, bigotry and prejudice, a gay man searches for purpose and meaning of life. Through social … Continue reading growing into my skin . . .
Another of my fountain pens: The Pilot Metropolitan (a modern Japanese manufactured pen), black sleek, smooth-shaped pen great for everyday use. This pen features a stylish matte finish with a glossy middle band. The brass cap and barrel give the pen a comfortable weight and balance. Combined with its smooth-writing Extra Fine stainless steel nib, … Continue reading Pilot Metropolitan . . .