The Ward Room – Military and Technical Assistance for Authors

The Ward Room – Military and Technical Assistance for Authors

wardroomThe Ward Room Mission Statement

To provide accurate and concise information about the confusing world of the US Military. The Ward Room’s main goal is to assist authors, editors and others who are working on a military themed written project that have a desire to enhance the detail to be as authentic as possible.

Topics covered under Writer Resources

  • Gun Versus Weapon, rifle, sidearm, or firearm
  • Magazine Versus Clip
  • Silencers Versus Suppressors
  • Bullet, Cartridge, and Round
  • Vehicles

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5 Moral Dilemmas That Make Characters (& Stories) Better

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“5 Moral Dilemmas That Make Characters (& Stories) Better” by Steven James | 1st September, 2016 | “The Writer’s Dig” | Writer’s Digest.

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Readers can’t resist turning pages when characters are facing tough choices. Use these 5 keys to weave moral dilemmas into your stories—and watch your fiction climb to new heights.

Key #1: Give Your Character Dueling Desires.
Key #2: Put Your Character’s Convictions to the Test.
Key #3: Force Your Character Into a Corner.
Key #4: Let the Dilemmas Grow From the Genre.
Key #5: Look for the Third Way.

 

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