Posts Tagged With: military

Follow Friday – Writing Resources

Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. ~Jeanette Winterson Do you feel like that? Here are a few writing books I love and have collected. The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character […]

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Military Monday – Thank You For Your Service Book

Last week I attended the Pritzker Military Library’s book talk given by David Finkel on his new book Thank You For Your Service. I admit I have not yet read the book and at first was not sure why I wanted to attend because my focus is World War II right now. But he was going […]

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To Soar With The Tigers Book Update

April 1942. Portion of the War Diary of Flying Tiger, Robert Brouk. “The British had evacuated the place so there was nobody there but our own little gang and luckily two cooks who got something together for us. Olson and Rogers worked on the planes all night and got them in shape for the next day. We […]

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Follow Friday – Writing Practice

Fall is here and more often than not, we are stuck inside. That makes it the perfect time to focus on writing! Here are a few websites to get the creative juices flowing. Writer’s Digest Writing Prompts Story Starter Prompts Writing Forward – this website has many categories of writing prompts. Do you have a […]

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Military Monday – Unknown World War II Soldiers

I’ve been writing a few books on my military ancestors based on my Finishing the Story lecture. If you haven’t heard it and live in the Chicago area, I think I’ve only got one more date on my calendar for that lecture this year. The second lecture in what is now becoming a series will […]

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I’m Taking The Family History Writing Challenge

In my quest to create a genealogy department at Casa Italia and provide resources for researchers and writers, I decided to participate in the Armchair Genealogist’s Family History Writing Challenge for February. I attempt to write daily but it doesn’t always happen and I have a book about my military ancestors to finish among many […]

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