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Dale Rhodes

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I'm Back!!!
« on: February 27, 2006, 08:42:23 PM »
That's a scary thought, eh?

   Hello everybody. I've been busy with my publisher, trying to twist her arm into giving me the cover I want for my book. She's a stubborn !#$%^&*, but I love her anyway.  :o
   I've also been working on my web site, got it up and running, and I'd like to invite you all to take a look and offer any comments or suggestions which come to mind. It's pretty much bare bones at the moment, but I'll be adding some great articles for writers later. (articles I've found invaluable in developing my writing skills...such as they may be)
   I'll be looking forward to your comments...even the cruel and unusual ones  ;D

http://dwrhodes.squarespace.com/welcome/


Dale

« Last Edit: February 28, 2006, 03:28:25 AM by Dale Rhodes »

Lin

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Re: I'm Back!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006, 02:01:32 AM »
Sorry Dale cant get into your web site - says page cannot be displayed

Lin

Offline Angeleyes

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006, 02:25:17 AM »
Hi Dale. I've just tried to have a look, but got the same as Lin.

Ann.
May all your dreams come true.

Whether you think you can, or think you can't....you're right!
-Henry Ford.

Dale Rhodes

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Re: I'm Back!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006, 03:31:10 AM »
Hi you guys,

You'd think I'd have the common sense to test my link before I posted it! But noooo... ???

Try it now.

Dale

SuzieHarris

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Re: I'm Back!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006, 04:38:33 AM »
Wow!

Dale, Its great. I LOVE the book cover. Fantastic! Well done   :-*


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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006, 04:55:47 AM »
Totally agree with Suzie!

By the way, you live in a place I go to in my dreams!! :D  It sounds wonderful.
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Dale Rhodes

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Re: I'm Back!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2006, 05:46:49 AM »
Thanks suzie and angeleyes,

Suzie...that's not my book cover. It's just an image I made up (like the images for my other excerpts) to go with my web site. My publisher is howling about the cover I want, but she'll come around.  ;D

angeleyes...I do live in a place of dreams. This spot is called sugar cove (the name of one of my books) and has a history that would make a fantastic, true historical novel. Davey Crockett had a cabin one-mile from here and hunted along Beans creek, which runs through my property. The history of the Hatchetts--their immigration from England, their struggles with Indians, slavery, their participation in the civil war, and holding on to this land for 250 years, etc.--would make a great book. If I ever get the time to research it, I'll write it.

Dale

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2006, 06:49:05 AM »
Sounds like there could be several great books just waiting for you to write!! :D
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2006, 07:51:40 AM »
Sounds like? I've got more stories to write than I know what to do with. I need six hands and three keyboards! Maybe I should start selling synopsis. What do you think...how much would you pay for these?

Phred-Head...The comedic misadventures of a dog and his young master hitch-hiking up and down the west coast. The dogs name is Phred Phang. He's a 220-pound Saint Bernard/Golden Lab mix, who looks like a cross between Roy Rogers' palamino stallion Trigger and a Spanish fighting bull. The young man's name is...well, nobody really knows his name. He's simply referred to as, 'the guy who hangs out with Phred.' The story is narrated from the first-dog POV.

A Perfect World...Five female space explorers discover a perfect world. No nations, no borders, no wars, no crime, no hate, no greed, no money, no corporations, no pollution--everyone is treated like brothers and sisters, co-existing in perfect harmony. Our explores are convinced they have found a world which sprang from a 'garden of Eden' where Adam and Eve did not partake of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But something is missing. Something so subtle it escapes the attention of our explorers completely. Then one day, the missing piece of the puzzle gets put in place, and our explorers are so outraged, so disgusted, and so angry that they leave and vow never to return or tell anyone about their discovery...they can keep their Perfect World.

The Black Hole--Erotic Adventures through Time and Space...A roguish fellow, being chased by a galactic bounty hunter, gets caught in the gravitational field of a black hole. Every molecule of his body gets shredded by the tremendous gravitational forces, however, he awakens (much to his dismay) to find his immortal soul trapped forever at the center of the black hole. Sometime (?) later he is joined by a black human female :) They hate each other and their situation, but soon discover that being in the same place at the same time, you inside of me inside of you so-to-speak, is quite pleasurable. One thing leads to another, and they experience an incredible cosmic orgasm, which propels them out of the black hole and onto a strange planet. Their joy of escape is shortlived, however, as they find themselves in the bodies of two people about to get run over by a fast-moving train. They die, and then experience an excruciating, painful journey back to the black hole. There are a series of escapes and returns, each to a different planet where they find themselves only moments away from death by a variety of means. Their hatred eventually turns to love, which brings about their final escape to a beautiful garden planet. The last scene involves a lion, an apple, and a snake. The last line of the book..."This time, things will be different."

So come on...make me an offer.  ;D

Dale




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Re: I'm Back!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2006, 09:04:27 AM »
Website - simple, effective, doesn't assault the sense as some are prone to do.

Like it a lot.

Love the book cover.

Symphony

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Re: I'm Back!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2006, 04:55:52 PM »
Welcome back Dale,

  I can see you've been hard at work in your Tennessee paradise. Congrats on you outstanding success. Incouraging to see someone established in this writing world with several books to his credit. How young have you lived long anyway?
How exactly does anyone respond to your website? I know you from here but how do you connect from there? I'm just curiosly reaching out from my Iowa paradise with it's own cow company middle of nowhere and quite content ambience. Say, have you been updated to the comotion in the coffee shop? And what do you look like?  See you there? mary   

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Re: I'm Back!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2006, 05:09:47 PM »
Good to hear from you again Dale. Had a quick look at your website and was very pleased to see an excerpt from Blondie and the Beasty-Girl - your synopsis thingy got me intrigued earlier and I am champing at the bit to read more...
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Re: I'm Back!!!
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2006, 10:41:21 AM »
Hey everybody,

What?...No offers on my stupendously stupendous, fabulously fabulous, guaranteed to win a place in line at the tip, synopsis? Well, okay...but when I'm invited to lunch with the Queen, don't say you didn't have your chance.  :P

pete_dog,
It was hard to find an excerpt from BBG that was tame enough for a general public audience. BBG is not pornographic in any sense, nor does it rise to the level of erotica, but it is quite raw...in a hilarious sort of way. http://dwrhodes.squarespace.com/blondie-and-the-beasty-girl/

mary,
If you're asking how young I am...I'm 56. There is a CONTACT link on my navigation bar, which will allow you to email me, as well as links at the end of each of my excerpts where you can post comments. Oh, and you don't want to know what I look like. I'm not as goofy looking as Stephen King, but I'm no matinee idol either.  ;D And what's the 'commotion' in the coffeeshop? Did I miss something?

Thanks for all the kind comments on my site. Check out my blog if you really want to know what kind of a nut I am.
http://dwrhodes.squarespace.com/wide-open-rhodes/
« Last Edit: March 02, 2006, 11:36:25 AM by Dale Rhodes »