Within several genres, there is a need for someone to provide insight into the confusing world of the firearms and military procedures. Specifically, within the apocalyptic and post apocalyptic genre the need is great. Editors are excellent to have, proofreaders for feedback, beta/test readers as a test market are all resources that an author should … More Understanding what a Military Technical Advisor can do for an author
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
A trope is like a cliché, you really don’t want to use one if you can help it. The definition of trope is a noun that is figurative, metaphorical or ironical. The use of tropes in films is not uncommon. The same can be said in literature. A firearm trope is an action or move … More Firearm tropes in film and literature
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
Why aren’t there more MTAs that provide assistance to authors? While there are hundreds if not thousands of Military consulting agencies, advisors and even a company that states its specialty is Military Entertainment Consulting, there are really very few actual MTA’s that will take the time to work with authors. In fact, none of the … More Military Technical Advisor for Authors
This is a question that has been asked of me since I first posted that such assistance is now available. I’ll try to explain this as simply as I can. It would appear that with the rising trend and popularity of self-publishing outlets, pretty much anyone and everyone is pumping out the story they always … More Why do authors need the services of a Military Technical Advisor?