Just started reading your books and have enjoyed them. I wanted to know what it was like to have bullets flying past me, (I entertain the idea of writing a few stories myself) so I got involved in large scale paintball games. Is this a good idea for getting first person experience in writing a combat scene or possibly the silliest thing you have ever heard of? Keep up the good work, Mike
I think exposing yourself to paintballs is fairly harmless, and might even be useful, but don't be tempted to explore further. Trying to experience real ammunition is a certain way to win a Darwin Award. Never heard of the Darwin Awards? Go to www.darwinawards.com and have yourself an amusing half hour. And good luck with the stories!