Dale Thele - Author | Writer

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Pencil Review: Koh-i-Noor Diamond Lead Holder Drawing Pencils

<i>Review by Tina Koyama</i>While woodcased colored pencils are commonplace (a quick search on Amazon resulted in 20,000 products!), colored leads for …

Synopsis: Why All Writers Need One Even Though They Hate It

There is one word known to strike fear into the hearts of most writers. <i>Synopsis.</i> Many of us would rather perform brain surgery from space using a …

Conveying the Senses of Place to Our Readers

Edie here. Today I'm really excited to introduce you to another author friend of mine, Hope Clark. She writes wonderful cozy mysteries and has a new …

Tips to Advance Your SEO Game in 2018

Image Via Pixabay.com<br>There’s so much information on the internet nowadays about SEO that it’s hard to know what’s right and what isn’t. If you want …

De Atramentis Virgo Review

Let’s take a look at De Atramentis Virgo! Background information I’ve talked about the De Atramentis brand on this blog before, and I don’t have …

Robert Oster Aussie Gold Ink

Robert Oster Aussie Gold Ink is one of close to 100 colors from the Robert Oster ink company. Robert Oster inks utilize the Australian color palette …

The Nova Pen

Every country has its mystery pens, the ones no one seems to know anything about. Britain has a few but the one buried deepest in mystery, to my …

Learn About the Color of Type Pages in Book Design

When book designers or typographers talk about the “color” of a page of type, they don’t mean the colors printed on the page. In fact, this term …

A Writer's Identity and Social Media

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy <br>If you’ve been doing this writing thing for a while, and you, like me, have grown older<i>more mature</i>changed directions …

The Two Big Myths in Editing a Novel — Indie Author Guidebook, Part 5

<b>“There he is</b>—at the Genius Bar!” bellowed a familiar voice behind me. It was my plumber Sam, who had somehow tracked me to the Apple Store, an hour …

Writing The Perfect Scene

<b>Having trouble making the scenes</b> in your novel work their magic? In this article, I’ll show you how to write the “perfect” scene.<p><b>Maybe you think it’s</b> …

Creative Writing

Know your rights as an author

Be careful out there.While the Internet has been an incredible boon to authors, there are also lots of scammers who prey on authors’ …

Those Who Make It as Writers Tend to Have One Big Thing in Common: Patience

<b>There are a lot of tips and advice out there on what makes for a great writer. I’ve written on this topic many times before, myself. It takes</b> …

Italix Deacon’s Doodle fountain pen review

<b>A little bit of history</b>: ‘Mr Pen’ is one of a number of business ventures owned by Ruislip-based company P. J. Ford & Associates Ltd, set up 1989. …

A Green Marbled Summit S100

Remember the Velvatip? I fixed it up to working condition and it lies on my desk. I use it all the time for note-taking. It’s a scruffy pen with …

First Look: Krishna Inks

I was so excited when Vanness announced they were finally importing Krishna Inks because I had been attempting to email Krishna directly since I had …

Blackstone blue inks

<b>A little bit of</b> <b>history</b> <b></b>Filling a fountain pen used to be difficult for folk Down Under. Sending a glass bottle full of rather heavy water half-way …

Mining Our Characters’ Wounds

While we can certainly be forgiven for not seeing our personal wounds as jewels, our most powerful wounds often have as many facets and hidden depths …

Ink Review #252: KWZ Iron Gall Gummiberry

Writing Tips: 3 Techniques To Write Better Settings

<i>All writers have their preferred methods for inspiration, and for me, it's always been setting. I visit a place and find story there, which is why</i> …

Occupation Thesaurus Entry: Outdoor Guide

<b>Jobs are as important for our characters as they are for real people.</b> A character’s career might be their dream job or one they’ve chosen due to …

Grow Your Author Email List with These 7 Tech Essentials

You've heard over and over that selling books requires a robust author email list. These 7 tech essentials will help you create a website that …

4 Easy Ways to Not Look Like a Dork on Social Media

<i>Social media marketing sells books…if you do it right!</i><p><b>by Barb Drozdowich</b><p>Did the title catch your attention? I’m older and the word “Dork” speaks to …

51 Questions You’ve (Probably) Never Asked About Your Characters

At NaNo HQ, we’re big fans of long, detailed character questionnaires (like this one)! They’re invaluable when it comes to fleshing out our …

Writing

Writing techniques to polish your prose

Writing techniques make individual authors’ styles distinctive.From poetic devices (such as metaphor and simile) to narrative strategies, writers use …

Creative Writing

Using Dashes: Em Dash vs. En Dash

You know how it is. You’re at a party, chatting merrily, and then someone brings up the em dash. You nod wisely, hoping no one will notice the …

Parker 51 Mark 1 Vintage Fountain Pen Review

Reviewing this memento from history has been a tricky proposition for me. Reviewing vintage pens that are not focused on aesthetic presentation …

How to Weave Story Elements and Avoid Info Dumps

Our stories consist of many elements: dialogue, action, setting, description, internal thought, emotion, visceral reaction, worldbuilding, backstory, …

Novel Boot Camp – Lecture #3: How to Avoid Info Dumping

Info dumping is a problem for many writers. Sometimes it’s lazy writing. Sometimes the writer can’t come up with an alternative way to convey the …