Hi everyone! I am incredibly new to writing, with a few essays under my belt. I am going to try doing a "Can I write a story?" experiment! Please let me know about your Tips and Tricks! I can use all the advice that you have!
I have a considerable amount of experience with Military themes, from:
-Surfing Wikipedia many a boring day
-Watching any good war movie
-Reading a lot of Military Thrillers
-Endlessly playing Military video games of any kind!
So, I am going to try and post a summary first, and then write out the chapters as I go! Please let me know how it is, and thanks for putting up with my blathering!
Zachary Hicks is a soldier in the American Army in a fictional modern war. It starts out with him walking through a valley where a battle just occurred. After finding vital intelligence, he rushes back to base, and is promoted to Sargent. He leads a squad of soldiers house to house in an assault on a mid-to-small city, and finds a group of civilians. After holding off enemies, he escorts the civilians to safety, and boards a helicopter with his squad to capture enemy leaders.
They land on the top of a hotel, and starts fighting their way down, finding the HQ devoid of officers. They discover a radio that has been abandoned, and find out that enemy is going to EMP (destroy all electronics in a large radius) the city. The EMP goes off, leaving all vehicles and large equipment useless. He gathers soldiers in the hotel to defend, and finds a hidden passage out of the city.
I am still working on the last bit, but suffice to say is that he is fighting a more numerous enemy, with no electronics, civilians to protect, and the wounded starting to outnumber the healthy soldiers.
Let me know if it is any good!