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Dispelling Stereotypes as a Military Writer

by Ann DeWitt


Have you ever travelled out of your local region and stayed with family or friends who have a different dialect than you?  Have you noticed that after a while, you begin to pick up a few new fun phrases or words?  Then, when you return home, someone says, "You sound funny."  This has been my experience and, based on media reports, the experience of United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well.

Don't forget to submit for MWSA 2012 Anthology

All members have the right to submit an article, short story, essay, photo, illustration, or poem for the 2012 Anthology. The book is published at Conference time in September each year. Conference goers receive one in their conference bag so that they can use it as a yearbook, getting the signatures of their fellow MWSA members for a special keepsake. Other MWSA members can purchase one through Amazon. Send your submissions to MWSA VP Mike Mullins through the contact note on his profile in the Membership Roster.

Listening to the Voice of Reason as a Military Writer

by Ann DeWitt


Imagine before the first book is distributed by Ingram Book Company that an historian slams a novel based solely on the subject matter.  Now, imagine that you later find out that the goal of said historian is to "put 19th Century American slaves back in their rightful place in American Civil War military history."  Finally, imagine that the first young adult to read the same book receives an "A" on a school book report. 

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