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Darrel Bird

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  1. I wrote one story in the first person just to see if I could. Turned out I could.
  2. 1. “Am I really called to be a writer?” 2. “Is writing worth my time when most writers fail?” 3 “How can I write when work, family, and other responsibilities fill my schedule?” 4. “Can I achieve excellence and stand above the crowd?” 1. If you mean did the Lord call me to be a writer, I wrote because it was for me more than others. So in a way yes. I think the Lord was giving me the help I needed. 2. Yes, I wasn't writing to succeed in some field of endeavor. 3. I tried to make it all fit and somehow it did. 4. Never was my goal in the first place.
  3. Word Perfect. Now that's a name I haven't heard in a while. Been using Open Office for some years now.
  4. I'm reading the Lonesome Dove 4 book series. Took time off from that to make a study of Revelation. I suppose I'll hit The series again for a while. Happy reading yall.
  5. If it's your book, and you think it's lame...it probably is. If you don't think it's lame, and one person says it's lame...its probably not lame...if five out of five reviewers says it's lame.......
  6. I suppose one could write it was a dark and stormy night and include LSD, but the scenery might be a little off kilter. If you wrote about LDS a fundamentalist like me may think you were on LSD.
  7. I most generally start out with an action scene. Or something like "John Sten was 42 years old and single again as he stared out at the traffic, then down at his runny eggs."
  8. Oh yeah, I have come to hate the 'F' bomb with a purple passion. They think they have to fill movies with it now. But I think its the world gradually sinking into the abyss.
  9. I'm guessing I write because I had some kind of deep seated need to do so. I do know that I have felt more fulfilled within myself since I did it. A better question might be "Why did I publish it?" Again, I'm guessing that I wanted to share it with others. Certainly not for the money, but it brought joy to me when others read my stories and enjoyed them.
  10. I've toying with the idea of writing one more post apocalyptic. This one would be with the rapture theme. Of course every time I say I'm going to write something, I never do. Maybe I should say I'm not going to write something, then maybe I'll write it.
  11. I would have liked to go to DC for the prayer march, but too old, too far, and too broke, but I was here in prayer that day. I saw on youtube where some were rejoicing that the church was shut down. Ha!
  12. I would imagine it affected their imagination Meaning they might hallucinate or go crazy? Those too, """" Sometimes while I'm writing I feel like some old Doc has loaded me up on opium.
  13. In that time period doctors could practice whether they knew anything or not. Most meds of the time could kill as quickly as help. If a patient was given medicine, I would imagine it affected their imagination more that it cured. Lots of room there for uncertainty to build up in the story. Even now it's awful to be shot. Back then the chances for infection was five fold. Hope that helps.
  14. My wife would agree with that. When I get tired, I can get a little cranky,but its usually not the time to crank. Oh, you were talking about writing!
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