Why We Write Series - Blood, Treasure and Time

'Why We Write' Series - Why I Write

#WhyWeWrite Series Why I Write

SQNLDR Ulas Yildirim


A couple of years ago, I attended the Australian Command and Staff Course (ACSC). I can comfortably say that ACSC was a very enjoyable period in my career. I put a lot of effort into engaging with the course material and broadening my network. Therefore, following the course I wanted to further the skills I had developed. Importantly, I felt that without continued practice these skills would perish and all the effort and angst would be wasted. Hence, the following is why I write:

I write for me.

SQNLDR Ulas Yildirim
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'Why We Write' Series - An interview on writing

Why do I write?

Ian Langford

Ian Langford
4mins

'Why We Write' Series - Why I write

Why I write

Marija “Maz” Jovanovich

Marija “Maz” Jovanovich
3mins

'Why We Write' Series - Writing to Understand War - cleansing your soul in 1000 words or less…

Writing to Understand War - cleansing your soul in 1000 words or less….

WGCDR Jo Brick

Jo Brick
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'Why We Write' Series - Writing and Fighting: The Intellectual Edge

Writing and Fighting: The Intellectual Edge

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson
5mins

'Why We Write' Series - #WhyWeWrite

#WhyWeWrite

Jenna Higgins

Jenna Higgins
2mins

'Why We Write' Series - Writing to convince – why I write

Writing to convince – why I write

David Beaumont

David Beaumont
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Why We Write Series - Blood, Treasure and Time

'Why We Write' Series - Blood, Treasure, and Time

Blood, Treasure, and Time.

Mick Cook

LTCOL Mick Cook
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Why We Write - Why We Don't Write

'Why We Write' Series - Why We Don't Write

Why We Don’t Write

Kate Tollenaar

'If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word’

Margaret Atwood

 

This piece is written to offer a different perspective for The Forge series of articles on #whywewrite. Writing doesn’t come easily to everyone and this blog examines some of the common traps that hinder our writing. In exploring the reasons why we don’t write, the intent is to offer ways to approach the problem of how to write. 

MAJ Kate Tollenaar
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'Why We Write' Series - The Angry 'Young' Man

Trav Hallen


I write because I am angry. That is probably not what The Forge editors were looking for when they asked me to contribute to this series, but hear me out; there is a nuance in that statement.

WGCDR Trav Hallen
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The 'Why We Write' Series

The Forge editors are proud to present our first series, entitled 'Why We Write'. The series will showcase some current ADF military writers, with the intention of encouraging others, particularly at the rank of O5 and above, to consolidate their thinking and experience into a written form. The contributions are very honest and open accounts of why officers have chosen to contribute to the discourse on the myriad matters that affect the military profession.

The Forge Editors and Invited Contributors
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'Why We Write' Series - Introduction

Introduction to the #WhyWeWrite Series

The Forge editors

The Forge Editorial Team
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