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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2020 10:33 p.m. PST

"So, you started writing a War story and got stuck along the way. Maybe you aren't sure if your story meets all the obligatory scenes and conventions of its genre. Maybe you're wondering if your controlling idea or theme addresses the overall values at stake in a War story. Maybe you're asking, what are the core emotions, subgenres, and audience expectations of a War story? Do you even have a War story?

In my work as a Story Grid Editor, I've done a great deal of research on War stories and I'm excited to answer these questions and more by sharing what I've learned…"
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William Warner28 Mar 2020 12:34 p.m. PST

When I was in the military in 1968-71 it was a common saying that the only difference between a war story and a fairy tale was that one began "once upon a time" and the other began "no s***, there I was."

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2020 3:52 p.m. PST



pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2020 3:35 p.m. PST

Air Force BS stories always starts with "There I was flying inverted at 20,000 feet" and accompanied by appropriate hand gestures to depict air maneuvers!

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