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Military Personnel: Character Description

The challenge with characters is making them real, which is why traditional wisdom says, write about what you F14-03know.

Good advice, but you can’t always control that. Stories take on a life of their own and sometimes a character pops up–as it does in your 3D life–that is nothing like you (isn’t there another traditional wisdom that says ‘opposites attract’?) . Say s/he is one of the 2.7 million-ish souls in the US Military. You could pull out your Writer’s Guide to Character Traits. Umm, that’s not working so well… There’s not even a section for ‘Military’…

I’ve got it. Here are great descriptors published by the Air Force Personnel center.

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