The book can also be ordered through any book store.
This book is the First Edition. The newly revised second edition will be coming out in Winter 2017 titled "Writing War Stories." "There are many books about the craft of writing available, but this one takes on a specific mission and never deviates from that focus. In the process, not only does the book deliver many useful bits of craft for any writer, but it highlights specific issues faced by veterans, especially veterans who aspire to write." "The material presented in the book is first-rate and exciting."
Judge 95, Writer's Digest 14th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards
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Do Bar Fights Count? How To Write Your Military Stories is the book version of the ten-week Writing War Stories class Kim developed and taught at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, from 1997 through 2000.
The book uses classroom examples, military references, and Kim's personal military experience to educate and coach veterans through what she calls her "Clint Eastwood School of Writing, where we write and talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly."
Broken into four sections, the book covers:
Writer Basic Training
Specific Veteran Groups
Using Writing to Heal
Kim does it all with a sense of humor and empathy for all military personnel. She hits topics head on including swearing, suicide, and sex. Homework assignments and step-by-step instructions make this an easy to follow guide for all military service members from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan.