Writing

Articles and books about the writing process.

My Dogfight with Jargon

Military pilots joke that we would fall apart without acronyms and jargon - well, I joke about that.

Aviation has a language of its own. Can you decipher this:

"Ghost 11, Jacksonville Center, descend at pilots discretion, you are cleared BIGGI at or below flight level two-four-zero."

2014 MWSA Book Award Winners

I'm proud to announce the 2014 MWSA Book Award winners! Congratulations, everyone!

 

 

2014 MWSA Award Winners

 

 

President’s Award

Joyce Faulkner

 

Founder’s Award

CTS [Music Video – “Hit-N-Run”]

 

 

Historical Fiction:

Gold Medal

Eyes of the Blind by John Huffman

 

Gold Medal

The Dark Side of Glory by Richard McMahon

Silver Medal

Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green

11 Tips on Writing Authentic Dialect

By Christine Kohler

I have lectured on voice, dialect, and using foreign language within English-language texts. In many cases it is difficult to separate the three, especially in a novel liike NO SURRENDER SOLDIER (Merit Press, 2014) which is set on a Pacific island and all the characters are POC (non-white). However, for the sake of brevity I’m going to touch on just highlights of how to write authentic dialect and leave the issue of voice and using foreign languages for different articles and workshops.

The ABC's of Titles for Tiny Tales

Excellent Teacher or Parent aid to kick start a young mind to write.

The ABC's of Titles for Tiny Tales
by Mary Lee
Book Category: Children Under 12
Reviewed by: jim greenwald

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1500130613

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Lee, Mary

Casualty of War

Casualty of War

By: Jon M. Nelson

 

With a terrified look upon his face,

I wonder what he’s doing in this place.

There are bombs exploding and bullets flying,

He’s curled up in a corner scared and crying.

 

I know that he did not ask to be here,

And I know he’s overwhelmed with fear.

Where are the parents of this child lost,

As he screams out in this holocaust?

 

I can feel his pain as I see his tears,

But his cries will fall upon deaf ears.

The sounds of war drown him out,

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