It's a monster, I know. But it's everything I knew about writing wars. I hope someone out there finds it helpful.
I broke it down into sections so if you feel like you don't really need to know a certain section you can look for the one you do. All section headers are in bold.
I want to take a moment to thank
for the input they gave throughout the making of this tutorial. They're good friends to have.
I also want to thank
for helping edit the first draft.
I am not a soldier myself so I don't have first hand knowledge of combat. But I do have first hand knowledge of soldiers. If it is anything in the way of credentials, I was partially raised on a US Navy base and am from a military family, with members who served in every American war since WWI. I have other much more personal reasons for writing this, that might go into if asked.
I also know literature. I'm an English teacher, so I damn well better.
I also welcome discussion. If you think something has been misrepresented, comment or note me and I'll definitely hear your point of view.
Likewise if you have any questions, I'm always up for answering those, too.
EDIT: March 30, 2013
I made a lot of improvements, cleaned it up, expanded some sections (and marked them), and added a new one.