The old man and the girl Kindle Edition
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I have written other books. Unlike this book, all of them contain a certain amount of science fiction, thriller, horror or fantasy. It is what I grew up with going all the way back to my preteen days when I got hooked on comic books. The superhero type, of course. I then moved on to Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, and Michael Crichton books to mention a few. Growing up I liked to watch "Twilight zone"and Alfred Hitchcock movies. Like most boys, and men, I liked, and still like, a story with a lot of action. As far as horror films go, however, I've never cared much for the slasher movies.
Why did I mention this?
I've been a Christian for a lot of years, but have not always lived like I was. Curiously, even in those times when I wasn't going to church I prayed and read my Bible almost every day. When I started back in church I began to really think about my writing. I believed it was a gift from God. But not like a present all wrapped up and ready to go. This was more like a seed. It was something I had to plant,and water, and take care of. It was a whole lot of work and it still is. But even so I believe it is a gift.Possibly, the only one I have.
I felt guilty that my stories were not spiritual in content. But I explained to God that my stories were not that bad. As books go none of my books should be rated higher than PG, and that would be for violence. I explained to God that in none of these books did I use His name in vain nor speak disparagingly about the Christian faith.Furthermore, if I was a successful writer my contribution to the Christian cause would be to help people with the money I would make.
Writing a Christian book would be a great use of this gift. I knew that but I told God I wouldn't know where to start. Writing about the end times could be exciting but what could I say that hadn't already been said many times before by better writers than me? I felt I had nothing to say that anyone would be interested in.Non-fiction was out of the question as well. I had no great spiritual event to speak of,nor did I have any unique insights into the scriptures.
I told God that if I could think of something spiritual or inspirational to write about I would. But, I was drawing a blank.
I thought it was settled.
I really don't remember exactly how it started. One day I just had a thought about a spunky young girl who would befriend an older man whom others avoided. I started writing it thinking there was not much to write about. I considered that it might be a good short-story. But as I wrote I could see no ending in sight. At least, not for a while. When I did see the end I still had a journey to go and pieces to put into place. It did not turn out to be a long novel. I had thought of beefing it up by developing the other characters a little further but on closer consideration I rejected that idea figuring it might take away from the central theme of the story. Overall, I'm satisfied. I think the story ended at a good spot.
I don't know what's next for me right now. But one thing is for certain when I told God I didn't have anything to write about ... He didn't agree.
- File Size : 810 KB
- ASIN : B075JJTBFM
- Publication Date : September 10, 2017
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 234 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
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- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
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