Nancy Cole Silverman

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My background is radio. I worked in the industry for nearly twenty-five years and did everything from news to commercial copy writing. I credit my experience with radio for helping me to develop an ear for storytelling. In 2014 I signed with Henery Press and began publishing the first of The Carol Childs Mysteries, about a female reporter who works for a busy talk radio station in Los Angeles.

Currently, I'm working on a new series with Misty Dawn, a former Hollywood psychic to the stars, who I've spun off from The Carol Childs Mysteries. If readers think I'm pulling from my own experiences on this one, they'd be wrong. I feel as though I've jumped from the broadcast antenna into the sandbox.

Stay tuned.

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Nancy Cole Silverman I view writing as a job. I sit down everyday, just as though I'd gone to the offce and I work on a scene. I try to get it in the best shape I can and …moreI view writing as a job. I sit down everyday, just as though I'd gone to the offce and I work on a scene. I try to get it in the best shape I can and then move on to the next. I don't start the day with the goal of writing a set number of words, but with setting a scene and then working from there. Sometimes, if I'm stuck I move ahead to another scene. It doesn't matter if it's in order or not. Eventually, I know I'll be rewriting it anyway. The important thing is to keep the story flowing inside me and onto the page. (less)
Nancy Cole Silverman Write. Write and write some more. Writing is like playing the piano or anything - it require practice. The more you do, the better you get.

And read. M…more
Write. Write and write some more. Writing is like playing the piano or anything - it require practice. The more you do, the better you get.

And read. Musicians would never not listen to music. If you want to write, you have to read. (less)
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I just read an interesting article in Los Angeles Magazine (July 2013) by Sophie Sartain. She writes about hiking in Runyon Canyon, known to those that hike the mostly rugged uphill obstacle course as the Hollywood Stairmaster and the treasures she has found inside the Wishing Box.

The Wishing Box for those that may never hike the canyon that leads from the backside of Hollywood and up into the hi Read more of this blog post »
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Gianna Thomas Hi, Nancy,

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