How to write a war story

Both fiction and memoir writing have endeavored to make sense of (or even see the senselessness of) violent conflict. But writing about war can be tricky: Some readers might be sensitive about graphic depictions of war and violence; others may have a hard time understanding whats happening if you dont go into detail.

Heres how to write There are a lot of different ways to go about writing a war story. In historical eras, the main choice is going to be between the Army and the Navy. Nowadays, assuming you're writing about the United States, you've got The Army, the Marines, Air Force, the Navy, and the Coast Guard. In a true war story, if there's a moral at all, it's like the thread that makes the cloth.

You can't tease it out. You can't extract the meaning without unraveling the deeper meaning. And in the end, really, there's nothing much to say about a true war story, except maybe" Oh. " True war stories do not generalize. In the letter to her publisher mentioned above, Wharton also proposed writing four or five short stories, not precisely war stories, but on subjects suggested by the war.

Yet it wasnt until the end of the war when she found the time to write such storiesand she published only three: her novella The Marne and two shorter stories. How to Write a War Story Posted on July 29, 2018 July 29, 2018 by Brian Watching Like a Writer is a movie review series that looks at films from the perspective of a fiction writer, complete with one writing takeaway, and How can the answer be improved?

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