Nancy E Miller, Author at Our Write Side

According to 10 Top Ten Reviews, the top ten self publishing companies are: Lulu Createspace Authorhouse Outskirts Press iUniverse Llumina Press Xlibris Virtual Book Worm Publishing Infinity Publishing Wheatmark The original idea was that I would compare the top five companies and report back to

Jun 13, 2016 by Nancy E Miller in OWS Blog

Some writers dash off a book with a great concept then they send it to an editor before it is ready.  Now this causes several issues.  The editor is holding a piece of work that she/he knows is not ready.  She doesn’t want to hurt

Jun 06, 2016 by Nancy E Miller in OWS Blog

  I was researching a column on writer’s block and stumbled over a fantastic resource for mental health issues. That is just how it happens sometimes. One search will give not only what you want but put you on the path of your next story.

May 30, 2016 by Nancy E Miller in OWS Blog

Title: Crimson Bayou Author: Alizabeth Lynn Genre: Paranormal Romance Amazon Rating: 4.7 stars Reviewer: Nancy Miller Blurb: For Carissa Blaine, going home is both the easiest and the hardest decision she’s ever had to make. She is a young widow looking to move on with her life, and

May 29, 2016 by Nancy E Miller in Book Reviews 0 May 23, 2016 OWS Blog

Last week my sister and her dog, Dakota, came to visit on their way to their new home in Idaho.  When my nephew heard she was coming through, he and his fiancée decided to go ahead and get married.  There were other factors but she

3 May 16, 2016 OWS Blog

Book reviews are simply a matter of fact in a writer’s life.  It is the law of averages that some of the reviews will be less than stellar.  Even the most popular authors get dragged through the mud. Harper Lee published only one book in

0 May 15, 2016 Book Reviews

Author: Bryn Donovan Title: Master List for Writers Genre: Non-fiction/reference Amazon rating: 4.7 stars Reviewer: Nancy Miller Blurb: Write faster…write more! Master Lists for Writers makes “show, don’t tell” a lot easier and helps you figure out your story more quickly. In this book, you’ll find: •

0 May 09, 2016 OWS Blog

My first book, Crystal Unicorns, is self-published on Amazon.  But most of us, including me, still have that itch to be traditionally published especially by one of the bigger houses.  To do so, you simply have to have an agent.  The big publishers don’t read

0 May 02, 2016 OWS Blog

As writers, we want our characters to breath with life.  To do that they must have emotions and be true to them.  To kill off a main character in front of your protagonist and not have them react is unrealistic.  But are the emotions you

0 Apr 25, 2016 OWS Blog

It’s the first thing your reader sees.  Whether it is the front, back, or spine, it should immediately draw their attention.  You want them to pick it up, to open it to the first page.  Then you have about thirty seconds to make your case.