Writing a War Story: Essay --- Richard Farrell | Numéro Cinq
. Writing a War Story by Richard Farrell . For the better part of two years, I wrote a war story that wouldn’t come together. No matter how hard I tried, the damned thing refused to work. It’s not that I spent six-hundred days toiling away at the same pages like Jack Nicholson in The Shining, though at times it did feel that way.