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Author Forum

Based on input from the Pittsburgh conference, we are going to try and have an open page on our blog to let all MWSA members share thoughts about all aspects of being a MWSA author: from writing, to editing, to marketing... whatever you want to discuss.

If you'd like to start a new topic let me know and we'll add a page for you. Even better, if you're an MWSA member and would like to post your own topic and be added as a blog author (which will allow you to start a new topic/page, make editing changes, etc.), we'll add your name to the MWSA authors' list.

Looking forward to hearing from you all!

John Cathcart
MWSA Webmaster


  1. Just wanted to remind folks to vote for the 2010 People's Choice Award can vote by going to the September Dispatches on our website and choosing the winning submission and emailing the appropriate address. December 31 is the deadline!

  2. As a combat veteran I like to write dialog that is authentic; this includes realistic combat radio conversations with military phonetics, incomplete sentences and swear words. The veterans and active duty who read my stories love the realism but I’m concerned that I may be excluding many civilians from my readers. To help the civilians I include a glossary explaining the military terms and acronyms but I don’t know if that is enough. Any suggestions on what I can do to limit alienating civilians when I write?



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