I was bored on Monday morning. Deleting spam. Answering emails. Trying to plod through the more mundane parts of my job before lunchtime rolled around. I was trying to decide if I should have reheated pizza that day, or a roast beef sandwich with Cheetos.
Frustrated, and with my eyes at the crossing pint, I grabbed my tablet, and turned on Netflix. On occasion, I enjoy listening to documentaries and movies when I’m doing boring tasks.
And, I found one humdinger of a documentary!! Misha and the Wolves tells the story of a young Jewish girl who was taken in by a Catholic family during the Holocaust. She was told that her parents were taken by the Nazis.
Misha ran away in an attempt to find her parents. She ended up living in the woods at age 7, and fending for herself until she met, and was taken in by, a pack of wolves.
Pretty awesome story so far, right? IT GETS BETTER!
Years later, as an adult, she told her story and a small publisher convinced her to write a book. She was supposed to go on Oprah but she dropped out the night before the appearance. She ended up accusing the small publisher of stealing her royalties, and sued. She won.
But, that’s where the story starts to get very, very interesting. Her publisher started to suspect something weird was going on. Could she get the huge judgement against her overturned? Enter historians and genealogists and the twists in this tale get even more juicy!
I admit that I spent the next hour and a half with my eyeballs riveted to the screen, my email in-box long forgotten.
I’m not going to tell you how it ends. You’ll love this documentary!
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- How to Create a Movie Script from a Book – By Linda Gray
- HOW MY BOOK BECAME A LIFETIME MOVIE! The Secret S*x Life of a Single Mom By Delaine Moore
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About The Author
Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
Angela has lived and traveled across the U.S. with her kids in an RV, settled in a river-side home in Bradenton, FL, and lived on a 52 ft Irwin sailboat. Angela now resides on a mountaintop in Northwest Georgia, where she plans to spend the rest of her days bird watching, gardening, hiking, and taking in all of the amazing sunrises.
WritersWeekly.com - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday.
BookLocker.com - According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is: "As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."
Abuzz Press offers FAST and FREE book publication, but only accepts a small percentage of submissions, and only works with U.S. authors.
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Angela's POD Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE.
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HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY
Angela Hoy's popular online class is now available in book format!
Remember Your Past
Write It and Publish It
in as little as 12 weeks!
Angela Hoy's book will get you started!
- Using Angela's MEMORY TRIGGERS, recall memories that have been dormant for years
- Record those memories in chronological order in your memory notebook
- Using the memory notebook as your outline, write your autobiography!
- Also works for biographies and memoirs!
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I admire any writer who wants to tackle a blind character. But so many writers take up this challenge and FAIL. They research blindness by reading other fiction books, by observing their blind colleagues and acquaintances, and by tying on a blindfold and pretending to be blind themselves.
I understand the challenges your characters face, their triumphs, their hopes and their fears, because I've lived them. I work with people who have varying degrees of blindness every day, so I've seen every challenge, every situation you could imagine.
Let me share my knowledge to improve your writing. You can create blind characters that readers will fall in love with.