ARTICLE I Name
This organization is known as the Military Writers Society of America, and is sometimes referred to herein and elsewhere as MWSA
The Board of Directors shall consist of nine members (President is the Chairman, Past-President serves one term as Board Member, the Founder as a Permanent Board Member and six elected members).
These guidelines are to insure that MWSA reviews are standard, consistent, fair, and professional.
1. There are standard criteria for reviewing a book which have been defined and published on the MWSA web site, Twitter, Facebook, and on any marketing or other MWSA brochures, etc. Reviewers must review and score books based on these criteria ONLY.
I don’t understand this right brain/left brain controversy. Perhaps that’s because I’m either an engineer who writes, or a writer who engineers. No matter how you slice it, creativity is a technical endeavor. Great prose doesn’t ‘just happen’—it is created during the editing process.
For those of you who write non-fiction, an important element of your book is the index. One of the most surprising things about traditional publishers is that they don’t necessarily provide one—although they often require one. If so, make sure that you understand what they expect from you before you sign your contract. Are you supposed to generate a list of key words? The whole index? Are you responsible for paying a professional indexer to create one for you?