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The Glass Castle Movie: A Review

Has anyone else seen the movie? What did you think?

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Hello, everyone! More than a year ago, I wrote a review of Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle, which I praised for being a straight-forward recollection of Walls’ neglectful and border-line abusive childhood. While the film adaptation, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton of Short Term 12, is a lovingly made, often touching film, it doesn’t carry the same boldness of its source material. Neither work points fingers, but Cretton’s adaptation tries to find forgiveness in a story that doesn’t deserve it. In trying to force a sappy happy ending, Cretton turns a blunt, complex memoir into a boilerplate Hollywood sob story.

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Converting a Word document into an ebook

I learned this the hard way.

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This is a subject that causes trouble all the time. People like to control the way their book looks. Well, that is perfectly reasonable, after all the effort you have put into it. With a hard copy, you can control exactly how the book looks, especially if you have a patient printer working with you.

The key things to remember are:

  • What you see on your screen when you look at your work is not the finished product. It is only part of the process.
  • For an ebook, much of the appearance is controlled by the reader. Their device will adapt to make the book fit the screen, and they will set the font size to make it legible.

Your goal when you have finished in Word is NOT to make it look pretty. It is to make a file that:

  • will work with the printer’s typesetting system, and
  • will…

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Should You Publish a Second Edition…

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by Stephanie Chandler  on Nonfiction Authors Association Site:

The phrase “now in its second edition” would sound pretty great next to your nonfiction book title, wouldn’t it?

Traditional publishers might suggest a second edition if the first one sells well or if the content changes regularly. Indie authors can decide for themselves when the time is right to do a second, third, or fourth edition of their books.

I recently published a second edition of my book Subscription Marketing. Just over two years had passed since the first publication, but the Subscription Economy moves quickly. Stuff that seemed fresh in 2015 now looked stale. And my opinions have become stronger as I’ve spoken with people after the first edition.

So I took the plunge and updated the book. Along the way, I picked up a few pointers about doing a second edition. Here are the pros and cons, questions to…

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3 Steps to Crafting Your Public Persona For An Author Speaking Engagement #h2e

How To Ebook

Planning a speaking engagement or book signing? Before you get behind the podium, review these three important steps. Dana Kaye tells you how to make a great impression for yourself and your book.

Read more: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2017/3-steps-to-crafting-your-public-persona-for-an-author-speaking-engagement/

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Memoir (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Hi All,

I am hosting a (free!) Q & A about writing (and publishing) memoir online this Saturday August 5th at 1pm Pacme (3)ific Time. Please bring any questions you have about memoir, and I’ll answer as many as I can in an hour. If you want to write out your question ahead of time, send it to theonestorprods@gmail.com before Friday at 9pm.

Register here:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/4741904863424752899

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar from Citrix GoToWebinar.

Hope you’re having a great summer!

Theo

Can’t make it on Saturday? Register now and I’ll send you a link to the recording after the webinar.

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10 writing tips to get you started —

I Suck at Writing

Lack of inspiration? Struggling to articulate your thoughts clearly? Want to write but have no idea where to start? Here are 10 tips to get you thinking and writing. Have a notebook with you wherever you go. Inspiration can strike anytime. Read a variety of texts. Change up your perspective. Do not feel pressured to […]

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