Military Women

Writing, conversation and mutual support by women who have served or are in active duty.

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Project 365 Vets - Need help with a new project.

Started by Tina Shang. Last reply by Laurie Jean Cannady Apr 21, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello Ladies. I joined the group to ask for your assistance with a new project that I am working on. It is called Project 365 Vets.We will…Continue

Military Women Writer's Workshop

Started by Shannon Cain. Last reply by Laurie Jean Cannady Apr 21, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi group,As some of you know, I facilitate creative writing workshops online. I'd love to have your thoughts on an idea I've had to start an online workshop (in prose) just for military women. A safe…Continue

Restrepo - a film about war in Afgahnistan by Sebastian Junger & Tim Hetherington

Started by Amodernmilitarymother Oct 3, 2010. 0 Replies

I talk to Maj Dan Kearney, the US Platoon Commander from the film Restrepo - he talks about how he feels about the US withdrawal from the Korenagl Valley, Man Sandwiches and how hell was a the most…Continue


Started by Shannon Cain Jan 10, 2010. 0 Replies

Welcome!Women in the military are all over the news these days...yet so many of the stories are written by men, or by people who have no direct experience in the service.It's time for women vets and…Continue

Tags: vietnam, powder, iraq, afghanistan, war

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Comment by Anne Martin Fletcher on February 11, 2015 at 7:52am

Hi Shannon,

Remember my excitement almost 4 years ago about signing with a literary agent? Well I'm still with her, but my memoir is not yet published. It would be good to speak with someone about the trials of this process. I am also reworking my own proposal. It would help to share our "comparative" titles. This forum is cumbersome to me. Would you like to contact me at, and we could set up a chat or video chat. Thanks, Anne

Comment by Shannon Huffman Polson on February 10, 2015 at 11:07pm

HI all, doesn't look like much activity lately but thought I'd give it a try. I'm working on a memoir relating to my time flying Apaches (about to send out queries/proposals to agents), and also for a conference with good mentors/staff/contacts in that area of writing (memoir/military/women). Any ideas come to mind? Thanks!

Comment by Tawnya Caldwell on December 13, 2011 at 12:24pm

Hello Everyone!

I've just joined the SW community for a little support and inspiration.  At 39, I recently enlisted in the Navy Reserves and will be attending Recruit Training (otherwise known as BOOT CAMP) in March, then training to be a Hospital Corpsman before returning home to serve as a Reservist.  

I'm so excited to to become a Sailor and nervous to leave my family (husband, two teens, and two dogs) and meet the physical demands of military life.  

I hope to chronicle my experience into a book with the moral that it's never too late follow a dream or set out on a new path.  

Comment by Anne Martin Fletcher on June 8, 2011 at 8:08pm

Hi gals,

I'm a retired Air Force Pilot, currently writing a memoir, Groundbreaker: Coming of Age in the First Class of Women at the United States Air Force Academy. Last week I signed with agent Rachelle Gardner of WordServe Literary, so I am pretty stoked. I am also excited to learn about all the writing you do on your military experiences, and how they vary compared to mine.

Comment by Anne Martin Fletcher on June 8, 2011 at 8:05pm


Did you complete your essay about the transition from military to civilian life? That is one of the three subjects (cadet life, military life, and the transition from military to civilian life) that I blog about on . I am very interested in the opinions of members who made their transition more recently than I have. Please visit the blog and let me know if you are interested in doing a guest blog. I don't pay anything, but you will get extra visibility (my blog got 500 views last month). I look forward to a message from you, and others who write essays on the same topic.

Comment by Shannon Huffman Polson on February 24, 2011 at 11:30am

I'm working on an essay about the transition from military to civilian life and trying to understand the meaning of the experiences.  It's surprisingly difficult to put into words to even begin to do it justice.  And yet so important, as well. 

Anyone else in the personal essay place?  It seems like it would be easier to write about someone else, and manage it more obliquely...

Comment by IngridF on November 11, 2010 at 3:51pm
Happy Veterans Day, Ladies!! All the best to you and thank you to my fellow Vets and current Service Members for a job well done. It is because of you that we are free and because of your femininity that our male counterparts remain level headed. You're the best!!!
Comment by Amodernmilitarymother on October 3, 2010 at 12:53am
I talk to Maj Dan Kearney, the US Platoon Commander from the film Restrepo - he talks about how he feels about the US withdrawal from the Korenagl Valley, Man Sandwiches and how hell was a the most beautiful shithole in the world.]The Lone Captain
Comment by KaleaHannah on October 1, 2010 at 4:26am
I've had some ... interesting experiences, that's for sure! Right now I'm trying to adjust to the fact I'm going to be a mother the end of March ... and trying to stop procrastinating and actually work on my story lol. It's a horrible habit, I know, but it's so easy to get distracted!
Comment by Shannon Huffman Polson on September 26, 2010 at 12:25am
wow. great. looking forward to reading some of you work! And guessing you are having a lot of amazing experiences now on many levels-

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