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William D'Andrea

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About William D'Andrea

  • Birthday 08/03/1945

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    Huntington Station, New York
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    Retired

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  1. William D'Andrea

    Beta Reader For An Adult Fiction Political Thriller.

    Can you please post a link to this manuscript you're describing here? Thank you.
  2. William D'Andrea

    Exercise For Writers (serious Thread This Time)

    I don't spend the entire day seated at my computer. In the morning, I get up and get out of the house, into the fresh air and sunshine. I walk about an hour a day, every day, and spend several hours out in the real world, with real people. That, along with a high fiber diet, and nutritional supplements, keeps me in very good health.
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    Don't Write A Bio, Write A "why Me?"

    Would the opinions of other writers help? I've written a 26 chapter novel about global warming titled "A Gatored Community"; which I first posted on the writers website webook.com,. There, all the chapters together, received about 100 "Good" or "Excellent" reviews from other writers who are members of that website. Would stating that be helpful?
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    Happy Birthday, William D' Andrea

    Thank you: Today, I am 73 years old, and in very good shape for a man my age. I know I'm in much better shape than my father was at this age. I think that's a good way to measure yourself, I've never smoked, I hardly ever drink alcohol. Except on special occasions, like today. This afternoon a friend of mine will be driving over with his wife and college age daughter. They'll be picking me up and we'll be going to my sister's place, where she, my brother-in-law, my friends and hopefully some others, will be taking part in my birthday dinner, when I probably will have some wine. As for my other healthy habits. I walk about an hour a day, every day. I'm on a high fiber diet. I have a monthly chiropractor's appointment. When he pushes and pulls everything into place. I figure that when all your parts are in the right place, everything should work better. I also take a few nutritional supplements. This morning, when I stepped out of my rented room, my landlord's girlfriend greeted me saying "Happy Birthday". I responded with my comment that I'm in very good for a man my age. She replied, "You're in very good shape for a man of any age." What a wonderful compliment! Great way to start the day! Thank you everyone.
  5. Happy birthday!  🎂  🎉

  6. William D'Andrea

    Super Creepy -- But A Great Story Idea!

    Is this excerpt from a completed writing of yours, or are you still working on it?
  7. William D'Andrea

    An Interview With God

    This movie looks similar to the former TV Series "Joan of Arcadia", in which God appeared to a high school girl, in in human form, as different people. I've written a fan fiction story based on that Series, titled "Power in the Word"; in which Joan is suspended from School, for bringing a Bible to Class. I've also posted a copy of that story here on Christianwriters. It was the first story I posted, when I first joined this website, back in March 2017. Thank you.
  8. William D'Andrea

    Prayers Please For Suspensewriter

    In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I ask God the Father Almighty, to send for the Holy Spirit and totally heal SuspenseWriter of any and all his afflictions. In Jesus Name. Amen.
  9. William D'Andrea

    Super Creepy -- But A Great Story Idea!

    Here's an idea. Someone posts this, or something like it as a scam; but it turns out to be real. This is just the beginning of an idea. I'll see if I can develop it into something more, or perhaps add it to some uncompleted writing of mine, which I haven't been able to do anything with for a very long time.
  10. William D'Andrea

    Super Creepy -- But A Great Story Idea!

    I've just checked out the link. It looks like fiction to me.
  11. William D'Andrea

    Writing Contest Deadline July 27 ~ Monetary Prize

    Since the deadline is this Friday, I'd only have enough time to enter a copy of one my completed stories. I've just checked out the contest guidelines. They're asking for stories that appeal to high school students and young adults. Many of my stories do deal with kids of high school age. I might give it a try. According to the guidelines, whatever is posted should be between 1,000 to 15,000 words. Many of my stories go beyond that. I'll have to check the word counts on some of the shorter ones. It's worth a shot.
  12. William D'Andrea

    It's Possible To Express Too Much Emotion

    Hamlet was an artistic failure? Were these following words too exaggerated? xxxxxxxxxx "O what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Is it not monstrous that this player here, But in a fiction, in a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit That, from her working, all his visage wann'd, Tears in his eyes, distraction in's aspect, A broken voice, and his whole function suiting With forms to his conceit? And all for nothing! What would he do, Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech; Make mad the guilty and appal the free, Confound the ignorant, and amaze indeed The very faculties of eyes and ears." xxxxxxxxxxx Those words are an artistic failure? Those words were written to be spoken by an actor before an audience, during a theatrical performance, not to be read by someone sitting alone at home. By modern standards that monologue is extremely overwritten, but after 500 years it's still being performed. I live in the New York Metropolitan Area, where every Summer at the Bandshell in Central Park, they hold the Annual "Shakespeare in the Park" performances. Hamlet is one of the plays that are regularly performed. xxxxxxxxx "The Play's the thing!"
  13. William D'Andrea

    Need Prayers And Advice About Attention Deficit Disorder

    To be specific here are "10 Idea Inspiring Brain Foods" that are listed on the Active Beat website: 1. Spinach. Yes! Popeye the Sailor was right! Wouldn't you want to be like Popeye, or have your kids grow up to be like him? 2. Eggs. / 3. Red Meat. / 4. Walnuts. / 5. Yerba Mate Tea. / 6. Lentils. / 7. Beets. / 8. Oats. / 9. Sardines. / 10. Flax. For more specific details, please go to: https://www.activebeat.co/diet-nutrition/10-idea-inspiring-brain-foods/?streamview=all
  14. William D'Andrea

    Need Prayers And Advice About Attention Deficit Disorder

    To who are you addressing this? I haven't posted any poetry on this website. Or do you mean there is poetry in my prose, and you like my imagery? If so, which of my writings do you mean? Thank you.
  15. William D'Andrea

    Need Prayers And Advice About Attention Deficit Disorder

    Thank you. For almost ten years I've been taking the nutritional supplement "Focus Formula", which according to what's written on the package, "Supports Brain Health in 4 ways: 1. Improve Focus and Concentration. 2. Supports Memory and Recall. 3. Boosts Energy & Attention. 4. Promotes Blood Flow." I think this means that the supplement might be described as "Smarter Pills". I've found it to be even more beneficial than what I've quoted. It not only effects the conscious part of the mind. It also effects the part of the brain which controls all the bodily functions; so I'm in generally very good health. The problem is with "Focus and Concentration". I think I shouldn't just rely on the supplements. That's why I asked about foods. I've been checking through the internet and found this website: https://www.activebeat.co/diet-nutrition It looks like following this website's advice would be very beneficial. Not just for helping me overcome writers block. If nothing else, I'm gonna be eating real good. I thank the Lord, In Jesus Name. Amen.
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