Douglas V. Miller

Biography

Douglas V. Miller is a Disabled Vietnam War Veteran who has been writing since he was eleven years old. He shares his own, and others, life experiences and his, slightly skewed, viewpoint mostly through poetry. He has previously published a series of fourteen booklets for his hospital visitations, along with a three booklet series on the Vietnam War designed for other veterans and the families of veterans. In addition he has published a bibles study explaining The Rapture, Revelations and Redemption. Besides being a prolific reader; Douglas also enjoys spending time building dioramas and plastic models. Douglas is extremely happily married and has four children, one of whom still lives at home, while the other three are enjoying their own married lives.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Actually, I still have the first story I ever wrote. It was written when I was eleven and consisted of 1 and 1/2 pages of single-spaced typewritten text. It didn't ever have a title. The story is about a person who wakes up and discovers that they have become a ghostly type of person that no one can see or hear or feel. I was very into sci-fi at the time; still am when you get right to it. That first one was god awful when I go back and look at it, but it was formative in its own way.
What is your writing process?
What works best for me is to be engaged in a repetitive task that my body can do without the mind being required. That allows it to go and just kind of free associate. Most of what I've written so far is based on poetry because I love how the poetic forms can be shaped from a prose like entity to a sparse descriptive story in and of itself. I mull things about in my mind while I am working at the task until it springs about 90% complete onto a hastily scribbled piece of paper, then I refine it and put it away for awhile. Later I take it out and read it again to see if it is clear and succinct and if it says what it needs to say in the way it needs to be said. I don't have any clear-cut writing process and I will go for ages sometimes without writing anything; then go on a frenzy of writing everything. My writing has in many ways become my history because everything that I see or experience or find out about becomes grist for the mill.
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Books

Love Can Last--One Couples Story: Beginning To End
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
(4.00)
This is a true story of one man and one woman's journey as a couple, from beginning to end.
Pete's Sandwich
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 480. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
A silly story told in rhyme and illustrations about a boy who goes to make himself a sandwich when he receives very unexpected visitors and the mayhem that results.

Douglas V. Miller’s tag cloud

bananas    boys    couples    courtship    humorous    loss    love    man    marriage    marshmallows    parakeets    pbj    poetry    relationships    romance    romancing    sandwich    spiders    stages of dying    stages of life    stages of marriage    woman   

Smashwords book reviews by Douglas V. Miller

  • A Family Affair on March 27, 2013

    Love this read. Mary is expert at making her characters real and making you care about them and what happens to them. A real page turner. Only complaint was a few of the characters didn't seem to have their stories full resolved at the end. I'm hoping they will be taken care of in the sequel.
  • A Gathering of Light on April 05, 2013

    Kudos, kudos! Loved this book. Hixson and Sarah were brought to life alond with all the supporting characters. I agree with the other reviewers, this book should be picked up for a movie. So realistic, so moving, and so screaming for a sequel. I'm suggesting this one to anybody who just loves a good read; even more so if you enjoy history, romance, and a well written work.