IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STORY

Like every writer, I hope my characters are fascinating, my dialogue crisp and my word choices clever. But what matters most to me is the story itself. Is it worth telling? Will it fascinate my readers? Will they want to share it?

THE STORY CHOOSES
THE WRITER

Invariably, the stories I choose to tell are inspired by personal experience… even when the story turns out to be about a modern-day centaur or a horse that breaks loose from its rider and ends up on a Los Angeles freeway!

Writing for the Ear

I began my writing career in radio, the medium Steve Allen described as Theater of the Mind. When I write a book, I put everything I learned about “writing for the ear” to work for my readers. I want to light up that “Theater of the Mind” stage!.

  • About Nancy

    Nancy Cole Silverman enjoyed a long and very successful career in radio before turning to print journalism and later, to fiction.

    As a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Mass Communications, Nancy was one of the first female on-air television reporters in her hometown of Phoenix. After moving to Los Angeles in the late 1970’s she turned to the business side of broadcasting, becoming one of the top advertising sales executives in the market. After stints at KNX, KFWB, KABC and KXTA radio, she was appointed General Manager at KMPC, making her one of only two female managers in America’s second-largest radio market. {{ more }}

  • Reviews

    The Salvationist

    This short story is a clever twist on the typical western story. Many westerns have the theme of the banker, or other powerful businessman exploiting the townspeople for his own nefarious purposes only to have the local drifter come in and confront him ... {{ more }}