The Pen and the Sword, Episode 2 – Carrie Morgan and Kama Shockey

A soldier writing whilst leaning against a ruined wall, Lievin, 1917 (c). The soldier is armed with the British Army's standard infantry weapon, the Mk III .303 inch Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle, which is fitted with a bayonet. The shell case hanging behind the soldier is a makeshift gas alarm. From an album of 253 photographs, 1889-1920, compiled by Charles William Swindon. Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1917 (c).

Last week, I had the opportunity to record the second episode of The Pen and the Sword — a podcast sponsored by the Military Writers Guild.

In this edition of the podcast, I was joined by Carrie Morgan and Kama Shockey, two incredibly talented writers in the civilian space. In the hour-long discussion, we had a chance to talk about the role that civilian writers play in the military and conflict genre, what they bring to the table, and their own experiences.

I’ve included a link to the episode below.

Medium Episode Page

By adobkin

A writer in New York.