Our Write Side
You’ve written your novel and now it’s time to query. The query is very important and something you’ll need to spend time on to perfect. We’ve talked about how to write our query and dos and don’ts, so let’s talk about the process of querying. Do your research and personalize each query. Don’t send one
Previously, We’ve talked about the importance of critique, and how it benefits you as a writer to utilize it as a growth tool. There are not many articles out there that really define the how to write good critique and the various methods used to do so. Not all are profitable for every person, that’s why it
Hello Our Write Siders, Writing author bios, hooks, blurbs, synopses, and queries are every author’s bane. Why is that? Partly because we go into them trying to figure out how to squish our 60K + novel into a couple hundred words. But that’s not really what we’re doing and that’s why many struggle. What you are doing
OWS Inked-The literary journal for creative souls.
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What Our Members Say
This was the first time I had used OWS for editing. I have worked with several other editors in the past so I had a good idea of what sort of service I expected for the price I paid. They lived up to my expectations with fast, efficient, accurate, and good value work. I would highly recommend their editing services to other authors
Elizabeth Abel has many talents. But none of her talents would have seen the light of day without the amazing support of Stephanie Ayers, Amanda Mabry and Wendy Strain, founders of Our Write Side. Without the awesome trio, Elizabeth Abel would not have had the courage to show off some of her many talents. Our Write Side founders truly help all authors succeed and achieve their goals!
I like the prompts and reading the authors’ writings. I try to participate though I haven’t had the energy or focus to do any writing, but I will.
I love how we can find almost anything we may need from OWS, whether it is a post on the topic, or being able to connect with someone who has the answer.
The support and encouragement to succeed. Expectations to improve and not make excuses for myself or my terrible first drafts.
Tough love and respect.
This is a writing family that pushes each other to new heights while providing a platform for emerging voices.
Love and support all around.
Having a dream of becoming an author is one that is not so rare, but finding a community that not only supports your dream but one that also helps you find your way is priceless. From the various prompts that can be found during the week, OWS makes me challenge myself by changing settings and genres to others that I do not have much experience in. The people within the company treat you like a friend and care about your work, they’ll explain to you how something would be better in a different way instead of the usual “this is wrong, fix it” manner. If it wasn’t for OWS I’m sure I would not have continued my future in writing.