Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I said 'Clip' instead of 'Magazine' in the opening pages!

Then forgot to edit it out before publishing.

I DO know better!

Thing is, with telling a story, sometimes you do have to stray away from the technically correct for your target audience.

When on subjects military, you need to change what would be the actual dialogue in order to make it comprehensible to the civilian reader. A string of acronyms which makes perfect sense to one who has served means absolutely nothing to on who has not.

I also tone down the language a lot.

If I used the work 'Fuck' as often as is usually heard in a conversation between servicemen, my word count would be boosted by about 30%! and this doesn't really add much to the tale!

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