On Writing Video Series

#OnWriting with Jason Criss Howk “The Qur’an: A Chronological Modern English Interpretation”

Jason Criss Howk, a retired US Army Foreign Affairs Officer, took on the unique challenge of translating the Qur’an into a chronological modern English interpretation. Jason is a member of the Military Writers Guild and is joining as a guest on this episode of #OnWriting to discuss the process of translating the holy texts of Islam in a manner that makes them more accessible for non-Muslim audiences. The host of #OnWriting is Chris Ingram, President of the Military Writers Guild. The MWG is a non-profit community of practice with over 300 members around the world that work to empower other military writers to hone their craft, share ideas, and elevate the discourse. Guild members include service members and veterans of land, air, and maritime forces from around the world; civilian analysts, journalists, historians, and scholars who work and write about military topics.

Posted by Military Writers Guild on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Interview with Jason Criss Howk on his book “The Qur’an: A Chronological Modern English Interpretation.” July 2, 2020.

#OnWriting with a panel of authors from “On Strategy”

“On Strategy”, edited by Military Writers Guild Founder Nathan K. Finney was published this week by the Army University Press. With over 20 authors contributing (including a Foreword from the late Colin S. Gray), the book overs a wide perspective on strategy and provides a perfect introduction to the topic.

For this episode of #OnWriting, we will have a panel of guests, to include:
> Nathan K. Finney (editor);
> J.P. Clark (co-author with Francis J. H. Park, Chapter 9—Practical Strategists: The Perspective and Craft of the General Staff Officer);
> Jacqueline E. Whitt (Chapter 10 – The Strategists’ Mixing Board: Characteristics of a Strategist); and,
> M.J. Brick (Chapter 16 – Coalition Perspectives on Strategy)

“This book’s goal is to provide the basics of strategic theory—tempered with the practical implications of working on strategy—to support the continuing professional development of those new to the discipline of the craft.”
-Colin S. Gray

You can download the book, at no cost, from Army University Press at the following link: https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/combat-studies-institute/csi-books/on-strategy-a-primer.pdf

Posted by Military Writers Guild on Saturday, June 20, 2020

Interview with M.J. Brick, J.P. Clark, Nathan K. Finney, and Jacqueline E. Whitt on their book “On Strategy.” June 20, 2020.

“On Writing” with Pauline Shanks Kaurin

Pauline Shanks Kaurin is a professor at the US Naval War College in the College of Leadership and Ethics, and the Admiral James B. Stockdale Chair in Professional Military Ethics. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Military Writers Guild.

Pauline’s latest book is “On Obedience: Contrasting Philosophies for the Military Citizenry and Community”. She will join us for “On Writing” to discuss the original idea for this project how it evolved with feedback from the military writing community into a book, and the writing process.

Posted by Military Writers Guild on Saturday, June 13, 2020

Interview with Pauline Shanks Kaurin on her book “On Obedience: Contrasting Philosophies for the Military Citizenry and Community.” June 13, 2020.

“On Writing” with August Cole

“On Writing” is a video series by the Military Writers Guild that provides the opportunity for writers to discuss their latest projects and their writing process. By learning lessons from successful writers in the guild, we hope to empower other military writers to share their stories.

Today’s guest is MWG Member August Cole, the co-author of “Burn-In”

Posted by Military Writers Guild on Friday, June 5, 2020

Interview with August Cole on his book “Burn In.” June 5, 2020.