Industry wide issues

When I talk about industry I am referring to the publishing industry. This is not a rant about publishers. Okay, maybe a little but not directed towards publishers per se but more towards the authors that they publish. Here are the paramount issues: lack of due diligence research and failure to check your facts. Right … More Industry wide issues

Ordinance and Ordnance

Know the difference when writing. Many times I’ve seen ordinance used in reference to military ammunition and weapons. It’s isn’t just in fiction either. Here’s a headline from a newspaper: Unexploded ordinance brought to Fairchild triggers lockdown Funny thing about this headline, this is what it read as above when it was first posted. Hours … More Ordinance and Ordnance

Cordite: why is it in contemporary fiction?

  “…Lee’s mind conjured up the nearest memory of darkness and gunfire: the dim stairwell in the Petersen’s house, the haze of cordite hanging in the air…” The Remaining: Aftermath by D.J. Molles published 2012 “This happened recently. I can still smell the cordite.” Dialogue from the film Collateral 2004   Let’s clear the air, … More Cordite: why is it in contemporary fiction?

The latest update on women being allowed into Tier 1 units

February 2015 opened Ranger School for female soldiers interested in getting the Ranger tab. This does not make those females a Ranger as that would entail spending time in a Ranger Bat and those units are Tier 1 combat units which are currently still closed to females.   Here’s some information on how that program … More The latest update on women being allowed into Tier 1 units

Author Resources and Military Technical Advisors

In a previous topic, it was discussed that there are limited sites that truly specialize in assisting authors with technical issues such as weapons handling, ranks, and unit structure. Sure, there are literally thousands of resources out there for screenwriters and directors that provide this service but, there are none that focus on the author. … More Author Resources and Military Technical Advisors