History is always being made, and often only recently discovered. This is our archive of recent stories highlighted here on ncohistory.com.
Military history authors, poets, and artists’ skills are varied. Some are world-class writers, with many successful books. Others write only for the eyes of their friends and families. But each of us has a tale to tell. Each of us is a part of the fabric of Freedom.
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- Sharp Pens Sharpen Swords Most modern writers prefer word processors to pens, 21stcentury swords are mainly ceremonial, and Edison’s incandescent bulbs long ago replaced candles, but the title of this article and the foregoing quotation remain figuratively correct, because intellectual pathfinders who shed light on politico-military problems then suggest solutions perform invaluable services. The message to readers of this missive is, “It’s never too early or too late to make your mark.” Fifteen publications selected for discussion from nearly 100 outlets offer aspiring authors a much richer menu of options that their predecessors enjoyed.
- Rubric Publications, Inc Rubric Publications Inc. is incorporated in Florida and is dedicated to getting new authors published; however, they specialize in books (fiction and nonfiction) written by military and ex-military authors.
- Association for the United States Army: Writing Program – The Association of the United States Army’s professional education program is designed to identify, discuss and influence the outcome of significant defense issues that affect the U.S. Army. To do this, AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) conducts a program of research projects, publications and defense-related conferences and symposia.
- Lesson 3 – Writing Military History – excellent overview, comparisons of good & bad questions, and more
- Style Guide 1983 CMH Style Guide for writing Military History
- Quoting and paraphrasing sources UW-Madison Writing Center
- APA Documentation 5th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001
Army Writing Tools and Guides From the Inside
The U.S. Army Professional Writing Collection The U.S. Army Professional Writing Collection showcases articles from a variety of professional journals that focus on relevant issues affecting The Army. This micro-site seeks to stimulate innovative thinking about the challenges that may face tomorrow’s Army.
Effective Writing for Army Leaders, DA PAM 600-67
- The Trouble with History, ANTULIO J. ECHEVARRIA II, >From Parameters, Summer 2005, pp. 78-90.