Phil Halton is a veteran and author of "Blood Washing Blood: Afghanistan’s Hundred-Year War" and two novels, "Every Arm Outstretched" and "This Shall Be a House of Peace." His latest work is the satirical graphic novel, "The Sandbox." His writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Canadian Army Journal and other periodicals. He holds a Master’s Degree in Defence Studies from Royal Military College of Canada, and a Master of Arts in Critical and Creative Writing from the University of Gloucestershire.
I typically present on Afghanistan, and my experiences there. This ties into my writing, fiction and non-fiction.
Although able to tailor my presentation to any school's needs, my focus is typically on narrative structure - why some stories are satisfying while others are not, and the tips and tricks that writers can use to take a simple idea and create an enjoyable experience.